David Sedaris: Live For Your Listening Pleasure is a short (1 hour 14 min) audio collection of performances from Sedaris's last tour. Perhaps my favorite essay on this recording is "Innocence Abroad". In this story, Sedaris moves from a hilarious description of his old professor's exaggerated pronunciation of any "Latin" word or name to his encounters with Americans who come to visit his home in France and their cultural missteps in the foreign country. As with most of Sedaris's essays, the story gradually picks up momentum until you are laughing uncontrollably at the picture Sedaris has painted.
I love Sedaris's humor when reading it but listening to him is better - his delivery adds even more to his comic anecdotes. His timing is impeccable. I saw Sedaris live at Lincoln Center during this most recent tour (so some of the essays on the recording were not new to me - still funny the second time around).
He will be touring again this April/May but I see from the author's website that there are no scheduled appearances in NY - looks like I will have to wait for the audio recording of that tour to be released to get my Sedaris fix. If he is visiting a city near you, I recommend seeing him live!