This isn’t so much broad news, rather than exciting news to me, but I’d like to take a minute and thank my mom for scoring me my new prized possession on my bookshelf. She went to a David Sedaris reading last night and got him to sign a copy of When You Are Engulfed In Flames to me and even drew a picture of an armless mermaid with either a bare head or a bear head …I’m not sure because I couldn’t hear that part of the voice mail very well. Either would be good. I swear, that’s a great example of why this site is titled “Like The Mermaid.” Even when I get a book signed by one of my very favorite authors, he draws a mermaid by association. Classic.
If you haven’t read any of his works yet, I highly recommend him. I now have a free copy of When You Are Engulfed In Flames to give away now that I have a far cooler copy! It’s not my very favorite of his books, but it has some serious golden moments in it. I know, I’ve written about Sedaris in the past, look back a ways so I’ll keep this short. I just want to state for the record that anybody just starting to read him should start with my favorite: Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim. You will laugh. You will laugh hard and often.
*update* So my little sister just clarified that it is indeed an armless BEAR headed mermaid and he wrote: “Ariel, let’s build a bear together. -David Sedaris” Oh David, I would build a bear with you in a heart beat. I love you so.