Post by The Horned Grandmother on Mar 21, 2011 12:33:12 GMT -5
As much as I enjoy David Sedaris writing, I can't read it anymore. I was kind of his unofficial assistant at an appearance he made at a bookstore I worked in one time; dude is one of the biggest assholes I've ever met.
It sounds like several cliches at once, but dude? Don't ask some twenty year old Mormon wage ape to bring you some highly complicated coffee order and expect it to be perfect. Also, don't completely lose your shit over coffee, it is unbecoming.
Post by Catherine Sun Chips on Mar 21, 2011 12:49:54 GMT -5
That's a bummer to hear he's a royal asshole. I suspected he might've been. And how cliche is the coffee request?! Com'on Sedaris!
Much like I've heard Morgan Freeman is an absolute dick head. No way can someone that humorous and seemingly-friendly or can a rich-voiced, brilliant actor be a nice person in reality. It'd be too easy and accessible.
I was an avid fan of his before the hype rose to it being "cool" to like him and I've since eased off on my favoritism to him. Sometimes, though, when I'm in the mood for a quick laugh and easy reading, I'll find myself grabbing for one of his publications. I (not so) secretly wish he would write about my life in the way he does his to make my life more interesting.
No doubt he's witty. Too bad as a person, he's shitty.
Post by The Horned Grandmother on Mar 22, 2011 11:19:47 GMT -5
I used to love Douglas Coupland. His first four or five novels were really wonderful and unique, especially 'Microserfs' and 'Girlfriend in a Coma', but for a lot of years after that he was kind of re-treading the same ground.