25 min

David Sedaris on his father's death, division, and choosing one thing to be terribly, terribly offended by The Sunday Magazine

    • Society & Culture

A lot has happened in the four years since storyteller and humourist David Sedaris put out his last book. Not only has he, like the rest of us, been living through the global pandemic. But his father, who was featured in many of his stories, died. Sedaris speaks with Piya Chattopadhyay about their complicated relationship and how his dad's death informed his thinking on mortality, and shares a host of other observations on the world he's made lately. While the essays in his new book Happy-Go-Lucky go to some darker-than-usual places, they still deliver the author's trademark wit and wisdom.

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A lot has happened in the four years since storyteller and humourist David Sedaris put out his last book. Not only has he, like the rest of us, been living through the global pandemic. But his father, who was featured in many of his stories, died. Sedaris speaks with Piya Chattopadhyay about their complicated relationship and how his dad's death informed his thinking on mortality, and shares a host of other observations on the world he's made lately. While the essays in his new book Happy-Go-Lucky go to some darker-than-usual places, they still deliver the author's trademark wit and wisdom.

Tell us what you think of our podcast by filling out this short survey: https://www.cbc.ca/1.6498021

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