An Evening with David Sedaris

Bookends & Beginnings is proud to be the bookstore sponsor of David Sedaris's next visit to Evanston. WBEZ presents best-selling author and NPR contributor, David Sedaris for an event featuring all-new stories, an audience Q&A, and a book signing. This is a unique opportunity to see the best-selling humorist live in Evanston, following the release of his newest books The Best of Me and A Carnival of Snackery. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Bookends & Beginnings.

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With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that 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 DayDress Your Family in Corduroy and DenimWhen You Are Engulfed in FlamesSquirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, and Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, all of which have become bestsellers.

Sedaris's pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and 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).

COVID prevention policies are in effect for this engagement and may require, prior to entry to the venue, proof of vaccination or negative test within 48 hours. Refunds will not be provided for inability to comply for this policy.

NOTE: Your ticket purchase does NOT include a copy of either of the above-mentioned books! But if you pre-order your books in advance from Bookends & Beginnings, you'll receive a 10% discount and you'll be able to skip the book-purchase line at the event. To order, click these book titles: The Best of Me (newly in paperback) and A Carnival of Snackery (forthcoming in hardcover on October 5). Use coupon code SEDARIS10 in the notes when you check out.

You can pick them up in-store any time before the event or have them shipped out to you. If you haven't picked up by the time of the event, we'll have them there at our table for quick pick-up. We will NOT be able to get these copies signed in advance, but Mr. Sedaris always signs books at his events.

Pre-order discount only good through October 23.

Event date: 
Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
1490 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020) Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316558792
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 5th, 2021

The Best of Me Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316628242
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 3rd, 2020