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Bedazzling David Sedaris (A How To Guide)

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Bedazzling David Sedaris is no easy feat. For one thing, he has to know you exist for a period of at least a few seconds.


I bedazzled David Sedaris. He said so. He put it in writing no less.

We met but briefly, but he was immediately bowled over.

David Sedaris also called me charming. How extraordinarily insightful of him to have instantly identified one of my two most notable qualities. The other quality is modesty. I can go on and on about my modesty, but I think we’ll both be better served if I focus on my charm.

“To Samuel – Your charming friend Carolyn bedazzled me.” That’s what he wrote in my friend Samuel’s copy of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk.

Bedazzling David Sedaris: Your Next Steps

By now you’re probably jealous. You’re human. It’s natural. “If only I too could bedazzle David Sedaris.” That’s what you’re surely thinking.

Chin up, readers. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to one of David Sedaris’ book signings. The signing line will be long, but the wait will be worth it.
  2. Note how many people are not bedazzling David Sedaris as you inch forward in line. Really, all he’s doing is putting his John Hancock on one title page after the other. He’s barely even noticing the people whose books he’s signing.
  3. Take your spot at the head of the line. You have arrived, my friend, so make the most of it. Shine on, you crazy diamond.


Now, the truth is that David Sedaris may not be bedazzled by you. Regardless, I’m sure he would think you’re all right if he saw you standing before him. Surely he’d at least register your presence. Or curse loudly if you bumped into him.

See? There’s hope for you yet.

Modestly, Carolyn

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