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David Sedaris take on France and Americans

David Sedaris take on France and Americans

Old Jun 26th, 2007, 07:10 AM
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Gee, this is turning into Rick Steves- like thread.
To each their own.
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Old Jun 26th, 2007, 07:51 AM
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Mimi, you make me laugh (at myself).
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Old Jun 26th, 2007, 08:09 AM
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I've heard David Sedaris on NPR and haven't thought he was especially funny, but I just read the French lesson on Easter, and I think that's a riot. I especially appreciate it because I'm studying Spanish and I can relate! I'm sure I sound like his classmates most of the time.
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Old Jun 26th, 2007, 06:07 PM
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Hi JOdy, just checking in!

Mimi, thanks for posting this - it was hilarious.

Actually, from what Sedaris said last year at the book signing (during the question and answer phase) he lives in both Paris and England; he splits his time equally in both. From what I remember, his decision to own a home in London has something to do with the publishing business, not that he prefers London over Paris. A quick look on Pages Jaunes reveals he stills has an apartment on rue Dupuytren.

Now, I am one of those people who take lists of things to see (there's so much to see) and I take photos of tons of things, including things I've seen in paintings or other photos - I just want to capture them for myself. But for the most part my photos consist of things I've never seen or heard about but when I saw this or that thing/scene/view I just had to take a photo of it. This enables me to relive that moment when I see the photo again.

And David DID suggest to me that I go to a movie, so I saw two. He's quite right. Watching a movie in Paris is so much better than watching one here. It seems in the US that no matter where I sit in a theater I invariably get the pair of talkers who sit RIGHT BEHIND ME. I've tried moving, but then another set of people will get right behind me and start discussing the movie. Even in art house theatres. Drives me craaaazy. However, in Paris (and I'm only speaking of two occasions) when the lights dim, the conversation ends. It was fabulous. I felt like I was in my own living room watching a film on a big screen and it felt as if no one else was there. Vive la France!
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Old Jun 27th, 2007, 03:36 PM
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Do you have any idea when we can expect a new book from David?

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Old Jun 27th, 2007, 07:37 PM
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Sorry, Jim, nary a clue. It didn't even occur to me to ask!
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