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David Sedaris is coming to Tucson

View real life through the eyes of David Sedaris. This best-selling author, playwright, and performer is known for his satirical views on the mundane life experiences we all encounter.

His only appearance in Arizona, on this tour, will be at Centennial Hall Friday, November 15, 2019, at 8PM for a reading and signing of his works. You can get tickets here.


He is well-know to public media audiences, and became widely popular when NPR aired his rendition of “Santaland Diaries,” a tale of working at Macy’s during the Christmas season. Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker. Critics say Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

Sedaris is the author of the collections of personal essays Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, & Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, all of which have become bestsellers. Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker & have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled “Meet David Sedaris.” David Sedaris’ new book is a collection of his diaries, entitled Theft By Finding Diaries (1977-2002).