David Sedaris, on being called a humorist: “I used to reject it, but look at me, I've got a cardigan sweater on,” he says. “All I need is the patches on the elbow. Because my world is sort of small, I need to be funny. How else could I write essays about trying to make coffee or birds throwing themselves at my window? I used to reject it because I thought a humorist was someone who wrote about rearranging his sock drawer. But now I look at that sock drawer and think . . . hmmm.” [from “The stand-up of American writing”, by Alan O'Riordan]
PLUS: Blogger Bulletproofvest tells Mr. Sedaris to check out Divisoria and Nayong Pilipino during the latter's visit to Manila in July 2006. Mr. Sedaris also dropped by Makati Cinema Square to browse bootleg DVDs, attended a cockfight and watched a taping of the noontime show Wowowee.
[Photo: Bryan O'Brien]