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Susan Collins, Container Recycling Institute
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David Sedaris shares what it was like going through his old diaries for his new book. He says, “When you get older, then you forgive yourself for being 20 years old and writing with a beret on your head at the International House of Pancakes.” He also explains why he’ll go months without realizing his phone’s been on airplane mode, but he’ll notice many little humorous things in life that other people miss.
David Sedaris is a humorist and author of many books -- his latest is
“Theft By Finding: Diaries 1977 to 2002.” (Photo by Ingrid Christie)
David Sedaris, radio commentator and humorist; author of "Theft By Finding: Diaries 1977 to 2002"
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