How Was Your Week: Episode 115
“Madame, No”: David Sedaris
Holy Crap! DAVID SEDARIS is on this episode!!!!!!!
Oh, hello. Sorry. I just got right into it, didn’t I. Anyway. This episode of How Was Your Week is so exciting, none of us can handle it.
As mentioned, DAVID SEDARIS is on the show to discuss his new book LET’S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS, and to surprise Julie with the revelation that HE has questions for HER! That’s right! David Sedaris is a fan of this very podcast! I know. I know. So, once that fact is dealt or not dealt with, David and Julie have lots to talk about. Eating steak during signings, renting cats with poopy butts, reading books about pederasty, writing about doing it, and having the good fortune to be friends with David Rakoff.
Also: Julie counts down to the Liberace movie, contemplates the new crop of network shows, briefly mourns Dr. Joyce Brothers, explains the source of her recent panic attack, speculates about Al Pacino’s headspace, and directs young men who wish to be sexy toward Don Draper’s hotel room shenanigans.
BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY! DAVID SEDARIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wigleaf Top 50
What if there was just one hour of free time in the exact middle of the week when you gave us our phones back?–
Gabe Durham, via Necessary Fiction
I love Gabe, and I can’t wait for his book to come out. Gabe’s sense of locution vaguely reminds me of—oh man I can’t believe I’m actually going to say this—Grace Paley’s, in that it’s emotive and playful and incredibly aware of itself (and it’s effect on the reader). I love Gabe.(via markcugini)
Grace Paley comparison! That’s the holy grail of cred. Thanks Mark. Sorry about the time I said you had an ugly breakfast.
How else can you spend your days when you have nothing to spend them on? This was a question she only asked herself. At the end of September, the end of her personal days with no telecommuting in sight, she’d brewed a full pot of coffee when she’d only wanted a cup. She hadn’t even realized it until she was holding the whole pot in her hand.
And this was all she was good at. Packing the wrong lunches, replying all to the wrong emails, backing into telephone poles and parked cars, and never telling her husband.
Mark Cugini says:
“Christy Crutchfield, via Newfound
This story is great because it starts out funny, and then there’s this volta that makes you think, “shit, that’s not good for anyone.” This story is great not because Christy understands tragedy, but because she understands redemption—and how impossible it is for most of us to find. This story is great because Christy wrote it.
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