David Sedaris might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I’ve always been guaranteed a good laugh whenever I read his books. He writes lovingly and with candor about his dysfunctional family, his boyfriend, his past, and all of his failings and neurosis. I love him.
One of my favorite books was this collection of stories from his life in France.
And so you can imagine my absolute delight when I was driving down the M4 motorway with BBC Radio 4 on to keep me company, and suddenly, Clare Balding was interviewing Mr. Sedaris on Ramblings. As it turns out, David and his partner have moved to England and are living in a village just south of London!
The interview is well worth a listen, too. He discusses at length the litter problem here in England, which I, too, have noticed. I have yet to strap on a bin bag and pick it up with one of those long grabbers (as Mr. Sedaris does) but perhaps an environmental beautification day is in order for our neighborhood. I wonder how that would go down if I suggested it? (Hint: like a lead balloon!)
4 thoughts on “Another American in England”
Oh no! Will this interview only further entrench my Anglophilia and desire to move to a small village? I love Radio 4. I can’t get it in the car. Lucky you!
It just might! Although…his writings on France may make you want to move to France. But if you live in the UK, you can visit France easily 🙂
I love David Sedaris, and his sister Amy. We listened to four of his books in the car on the way to Chicago from Florida a couple of years ago. I’ll bet you’re not surprised that I like his writing.
Thank you for your kind words on the passing of our dear boy Eric. The messages of condolence from so many are helping us more than we thought possible.
I am sorry to hear that Pumpkin has also gone to the Bridge.