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!)