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As you may all know David Sedaris was in town last night promoting the soft-cover release of his latest book When You Are Engulfed in Flames. I had the honor of playing tunes for the waiting crowd which finally wound down at 1 a.m.. I don’t imagine there are any authors that stick around until every last book is signed but he sure did. I could have left early but I was hoping to have him record a promo for my radio show, which he did! I also recorded the show on my phone for those of you who didn’t make it out. It is in 5 parts and may be downloaded below.

Thanks again Mr. Sedaris and I apologize for the photo I snapped of you. It was taken before I found out they were not allowed.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

The Local Promo [unedited]

17 Comments

Andy

about 10 years ago

This is great. Thanks for posting!

wildgoose

about 10 years ago

You get really good sound out of that phone of yours.  Back in my radio days I think of all the equipment we had to drag around to get good sound ... now it can be done on a simple i-phone/i-pod, huh?

I wish I would've known you'd be there til one am, I would've come down.

Calk

about 10 years ago

THat was a fun event, I will be sure to post a link to my report when it's published in my magazine. Can't believe you stayed til 1 am, but it was a lot of fun.

Cheryl

about 10 years ago

I had a ticket and I was going to go until I called and heard that they had 2 school busses for people to sit in and listen to him.  I live 2 hours away and I just couldn't do the drive in the crappy weather and sit in a steamy school bus.  Man, I spent most of my youth in a school bus but that's another story.  In some ways I wish I would have gone to his reading because I'm sure he is going to write an essay about the time he went to speak at a small bookstore in Duluth and even though it was June it was still winter and the store was so small they rented school busses....you know how the rest is going to go.....

Todd Gremmels

about 10 years ago

Wow nice sound bite Scotty!!!!!

Awesome!!!

Peace
Todd

Calk

about 10 years ago

OK, when he mentions where he was the night before, and hesitates. . .that's me yelling "Evansville, Indiana!" I know the man's tour schedule like the back of my hand. And it's FARGO tonight.

Lubby

about 10 years ago

What a great promo - he's just hilarious.  I was happy to wait over 5 hours to get my book signed.  

"Skin cancer for everyone."

juliecr

about 10 years ago

Great!  Sedaris was in Albany (where I currently am a couple of days ago, too).  I, too, have a pic of him that I wasn't supposed to take (and it looks a lot like yours).

Calk

about 10 years ago

Julie, how many people came to see him in Albany?

Calk

about 10 years ago

Does anyone know anyone in Fargo who went and saw Sedaris there last night? I just called the bookstore to get a number for how many people came and no one there could even tell me!

Calk

about 10 years ago

500 people saw Sedaris in Evansville Ind. Sunday, 300 in Duluth, and 400 in Fargo.

Tomasz

about 10 years ago

...And your new name shall be "Sapphire,"  ad declared by The Sedaris.

Calk

about 10 years ago

Below is the link to my story in Publishers Weekly on Sedaris' stop in Duluth. Duluth is on the literary map, wonder if other publishers will start sending their big-time authors here? One can only hope.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6664545.html

Lucie

about 10 years ago

Thank you! What did he write in your book?

Calk

about 10 years ago

He just signed his damn name b/c i told him to. But he did send me a nice card after the phoner I had with him. He's got a lot of class.

Roger

about 10 years ago

Thanks fer the audio, Mr. Fire! Glad you was there. . . Roger

Calk

about 10 years ago

I hear Sedaris FINALLY got to taste breast milk in Fargo. He mentioned it during the event, evidently someone was nursing, put it in a container, and gave him some to taste. Only Sedaris.

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