David Sedaris at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

April 16

The Best-Selling Author, Humorist and Contributor to This American Life at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on April 16 David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be appearing for one night only at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Friday, April 16 at 8:00pm. Following the release of his New York Times #1 Bestselling book When You Are Engulfed in Flames, author David Sedaris will visit Asheville for an evening of engaging recollections and readings. Tweaking the familiar until it warps; David Sedaris mines poignant comedy from his peculiar childhood in North Carolina, his bizarre career path, and his move with his lover to France. David Sedaris' wickedly witty observations of the ordinary-bizarre deliver insights and laughs. One of six children in a second-generation Greek family, he grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1977, he dropped out of Kent State University to hitchhike around the country. Aside from working as an elf, Sedaris has worked a number of charmingly quirky jobs such as a house painter, an apple picker, an aide in a mental hospital, a creative writing teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago, and an apartment cleaner. Sedaris made his comic debut recounting his strange-but-true experiences of being a Macy's elf, reading his "Santaland Diaries" on Nation Public Radio's Morning Edition in 1992. His sardonic humor and incisive social critique have made him one of NPR's most popular and humorous commentators. In 2001, he was named Humorist of the Year by Time magazine and received the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Tickets are on sale now at www.Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, and the Asheville Civic Center Box Office located at 87 Haywood Street. Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

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