David Sedaris + Me = Not BFF — 4 years ago
Having, like David, spent my puberty in Raleigh, I didn’t find his anecdotes about the town terribly amusing. Yes, there is a rivalry between NC State and UNC, yes, North Hills Mall (before they replaced it with a scary “outdoor lifestyle center”) was small and silly… no innovative thoughts or humor in these things, at least not to me. And even past that, yes, the food at fancy restaurants is ridiculous and so on.
I did find the section wherein he was learning French kind of funny, but overall I was not impressed. I have a feeling that he is a much funnier reader than writer, though I’ve never heard his NPR readings.
It’s kind of like if you meet a person and they seem… okay… but you don’t want to become good friends with them. David is okay, but I don’t like him enough to expand our relationship.