Tuesday, October 28, 2014

David Sedaris - "The Santaland Diaries"

You might not expect "Santa's Helper" to be a career-altering gig, but for David Sedaris, it changed everything.

The writer and humorist spent a season working at Macy's as a department store elf. He described his short tenure as Crumpet the Elf in "The Santaland Diaries," an essay that he read on Morning Edition in 1992.

Instantly, a classic was born. Sedaris' reading has become an NPR holiday tradition. 
Click the link to hear Sedaris read his tale:

And here's a link to David reading the entire story as published: 4 audio segments:


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