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David Sedaris's "Santaland Diaries"

Humorist and NPR commentator David Sedaris charms us with "Santaland Diaries." The piece comes from Sedaris' book "Barrel Fever," and first ran on NPR's Morning Edition a few days before Christmas 1992. Even though Sedaris has achieved national fame and movie contracts for his humor writing, he still cleans apartments during the day, because, he says, he can only write at night.


Other segments from the episode on December 23, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 23, 1994: Commentary on Christmas elves; Commentary on bad Christmas music; Interview with Charles Brown, Susannah McCorkle, Lee Musiker, Dean Johnson; Hugh…


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