Sedaris by the Sea

October 24, 2013 | 2

Recommended Reading: David Sedaris’s essay about his sister Tiffany’s suicide, “Now We Are Five,” for The New Yorker. “How could anyone purposefully leave us, us, of all people? This is how I thought of it, for though I’ve often lost faith in myself, I’ve never lost it in my family, in my certainty that we are fundamentally better than everyone else.”

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.


  1. I’ve been following his career since the 90s. I knew he was brilliant from the first page of Me Talk Pretty.

    Huge fan.

    However, disappointed, Tess. How horribly he treated Tiffany. When he told the security guard to close the back stage door and not let her in when he was about to perform at Carnegie Hall. I mean, c’mon. Horrible.

    And yet. Who am I to judge. I don’t know the whole story.

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