Author as Rock Star

David Sedaris' booksEager fans line up three hours before a reading by author David Sedaris at a New York City Barnes & Noble, making him seem like a literary rock star — if there is such a thing. Sedaris has sold 2.5 million books banking on his childhood alienation and loser status, including Me Talk Pretty One day, Naked, and his newest book, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. He not only packs out bookstores, but can earn $25,000 per appearance in a large hall. With that kind of success, Sedaris struggles to maintain his outsider appeal. (link via

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