Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sedaris bio

"Charting a course from Marcel Proust to Tony Danza, Kevin artfully captures the exquisite pleasure and pain of reading David Sedaris. A witty, thoughtful, intimate encounter."
—David Hyde Pierce

"If I were to read a book on David Sedaris it might be this one." —Paul Reubens

Last week a friend told me about Sedaris, a new biography by Kevin Kopelson (University of Minnesota Press). I don't know much about it yet, except that it was chosen for the AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show. The shows mission is "to 'honor and instruct': honoring the design and production teams whose work furthers a long tradition of excellence in book design, and—through a traveling exhibit and acclaimed annual catalog of selected entries—visually teaching the tenets of good design." The show will be at UNP some time this spring and I can't wait.

Needless to say, I plan to get this book. I'll post more about it and the AAUP book show later.


  1. Uh,dude. The Sedaris title won for jacket/cover so we won't get the actual book. Also, it is a 2008 selection and this Spring we'll get the 2007 winners.

  2. Dude yourself. That very book is waiting for me at the University Bookstore as we speak. And if I pick it up today I get 25% off.