An Evening with David Sedaris at Performing Arts Center at Purchase College

Performing Arts Center at Purchase College presents an evening with comedian, best-selling author and National Public Radio contributor David Sedaris on April 8. Sedaris, who is known for his witty personal essays and satirical social critiques, will offer a selection of readings, including excerpts from his new book, Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002), which is set to be published in May. In the book, Sedaris shares a collection of his favorite diary entries, many of which have been the basis of his celebrated autobiographical essays. Audiences will get a glimpse into the writer’s humorous thoughts and observations on the ordinary and odd events he has experienced in his life. Sedaris, who was named “Humorist of the Year” by Time Magazine, is also a regular contributor to The New Yorker and Esquire. The event will culminate with a Q&A session and book signing. For more info, visit:

A version of this article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at

Photo caption: David Sedaris (photo credit: Ingrid Christie)