Best-selling author David Sedaris writes achingly funny personal stories and social commentaries of acerbic wit and bittersweet self-reflection. Sedaris is a beloved voice on NPR's This American Life and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker magazine. His newest book, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, has been praised for combining the hilarious with the poignant: "Sedaris has a singular knack for transforming trivial anecdotes into moving treatises on the quest for connection and sanity in a world gone mad" (Los Angeles Times).
Berkeley Talks is a new series of conversations hosted by UC Berkeley's chancellor, Nicholas B. Dirks, bringing together international thought leaders, public scholars, creators, and innovators to examine the distinctive issues of our time. Co-presented by Cal Performances, these luminaries will engage in dialogue at the sometimes surprising nexus between their area of expertise and the university's core mission, celebrating the Chancellor's vision of a vibrant, engaged and forward-looking campus culture.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]
Venue: Zellerbach Hall
Price: Tickets start at $26
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