Wednesday, June 18, 2008

David Sedaris: Bend Over and Say “Ah”

I’ve become a huge fan of Sedaris lately. This reading is from series of essays about his life as “An American in Paris” that I believe were originally broadcast on NPR. Here he discusses his various phobias, hypochondriac imaginings and the “systematic breakdown” of his body. Americans readers will perhaps be envious of the treatment he received in the French health care system, especially the lackadaisical approach to billing that makes Sedaris observe “it was as if everyone was on Demerol.”