David Sedaris burst into the national spotlight in 1992 when he read his SantaLand Diaries, a hilarious account of his experiences as a Macy’s elf, on National Public Radio. Since then, he has written three collections of autobiographical essays, Barrel Fever (1995), Naked (1997), and Holidays on Ice, which has just been released in paperback. He is also the author of five plays which he co-produced with his sister, Amy, at the legendary Cafe La Mama in New York and is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. He continues to entertain the nation with his wry and witty observations of American culture as a commentator for NPR. In his Portland appearance, Sedaris will read from a new collection of essays inspired by his recent move from New York to Paris.