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15 Most Hilarious Author Quotes

Andy Borowitz | Posted 10.26.2011 | Books
Andy Borowitz

While editing my new book, The 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to the Onion, I made a discovery: "If Mark Twain had had Twitter, he would have been amazing at it. But he probably wouldn't have gotten around to writing Huckleberry Finn."

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Amy Sedaris Wants You To Come Over

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 11.02.2011 | Home

Amy Sedaris does what she wants these days. The North Carolina-bred writer and performer has had her hands in everything from offbeat, Canadian televi...

PHOTOS: Sedaris Siblings Light Up Gough Street Playhouse

Carly Schwartz | Posted 10.03.2011 | San Francisco

We love David for his uncanny ability to turn the mundane into the hysterical. We love Amy for her bizarre, cringe-inducing sense of humor. Combining ...

David Sedaris Insults China, Offends Fan

sfgate.com | Ho | Posted 09.28.2011 | Books

The satirist thinks Chinese people (and food) are repulsive, which makes former Sedaris-fan Jeff Yang sad. ...

Bad Trips: Wonderful Essays About Awful Travel Experiences

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.14.2011 | Books

Vacations are sacred, especially in America, where we work longer hours than our counterparts in Europe and still aren’t legally entitled to a singl...

Return To Return To Forever: Chatting With Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke, Plus John Common and Author Dr. Tony Youn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chick Corea's new album, Forever, is a two-disc set, with the first disc being acoustic, and the second disc with a full band and guests. For the first disc, I asked him if it was a return to Return To Forever.

What David Sedaris Teaches Us About Middle Age

Delia Lloyd | Posted 08.02.2011 | Books
Delia Lloyd

If you aren't familiar with Sedaris, listen to "Santaland Diaries" -- a diary of his Christmas as an elf at Macy's -- which catapulted him to fame. It generated more requests for tapes than any story in Morning Edition history.

2011 Audiobook Of The Year Award Announced

Los Angeles Times | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

On Tuesday night the Audio Publishers Association held its 16th annual Audies Gala in New York City. The press release says the event is often referre...

PHOTOS: 10 Uplifting Books For Lonely Souls

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

In response to Russ Marshalek’s excellent post on devastatingly sad books last week, we’ve decided to try and lift your spirits a little during th...

PHOTOS: 15 Cool Book Covers That Didn't Make The Cut

nytimes.com | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

For authors, choosing a book cover is the fraught moment their very private creation starts putting on its game face and getting ready to enter the ma...

Q&A With Dan Savage: On Obama, Fox News' Shepard Smith and Success of 'It Gets Better' Project

Joshua Kors | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Savage caught the eye of the nation following a string of suicides by gay youths, when he and husband Terry Miller posted a video telling gay children that if they can hold on, life does get better.

Can Memoir Be Trusted?

Michael Levy | Posted 06.29.2011 | Books
Michael Levy

Memoir, as its Latin root indicates, is a selection of subjective, often partially forgotten, memories. Readers do not expect memoirists to be journalists. What matters is trust.

Book Events In LA: Dinners, Festivals And Stand Up

| Katie Bain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Story courtesy of City's Best. By Katie Bain Los Angeles is a hive of literary achievement, with an incredible cache of top-notch writing talent...

Twelve Months Til Christmas

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

For most people, the holiday season is over and done with. Christmas decorations have been put back into storage and the tree has been disposed of. But for arts entrepreneurs the situation is quite different.

7 Of The Funniest Books About Christmas (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Christmas brings with it presents, eggnog and time off of work ... and, well, lots of headaches. To get through the all the family gatherings and argu...

Oh Please:

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sedaris says he left a tip jar on his signing table at a book tour and made a grand total of $4,000. At the end of his "best evening", in Dallas, he s...

Books to Get Me in the Christmas Mood (While the Cookies Burn)

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Christmas is coming and all of our family Christmas books have been brought down from the attic.

PHOTOS: Scrooge, Sedaris And The Symphony--Holiday Cultural Events Worth Checking Out

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Looking for a more upscale way to enjoy the holidays in Denver this season? We've got you covered. Holiday-themed cultural events on the front range...

The Daily Show, the Sudden Start to the 2012 Elections, and the Distinct "Yee-Haw" Feeling That Might Have

Phil West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil West

In the days following the midterms, The Daily Show followed its typical course -- send-ups of politicians, spoofs of the media, and interviews having very little to do with politics at all.

In Conversation With David Sedaris: Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

Caitlin Colford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Caitlin Colford

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk is a hilarious collection of off-beat tales that are certainly not suited for children. I sat down with Sedaris last night at the New York stop on his book tour.

WATCH: David Sedaris To Jon Stewart

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jon Stewart asked bestselling author David Sedaris, "Where does the idea for this come from?" about his new book "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk." "Somebo...

Fifty First (J)Dates: Alikewise: The Online Dating Equivalent to Wearing Glasses

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Meredith Fineman

We're continuing on the journey/search for the expansive online dating saga, from JDate to Match to....books? I tried "Alikewise" (the name is sort of...

What's Next After Beach Reads?

New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There are novels by Ken Follett, Michael Cunningham, Nicole Krauss and Tom Clancy; cookbooks by Ina Garten and Jamie Oliver; humor books by both Amy S...

David Sedaris Talks Travel, Kidney Stones, Studs In Chicago

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Marilyn Soltis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit While pundits warn about the demise of publishing, one writer filled Chicago's Auditorium ...

Laura Jarrett, Valerie's Daughter, Loves Civil Rights And David Sedaris

vanityfair.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Favorite Books: To Kill a Mockingbird, Anna Karenina, In Cold Blood, The History of Sexuality, and Me Talk Pretty One Day. Cause: Promoting civil righ...