David Sedaris Readalikes

David Sedaris makes readers laugh out loud with stories of his personal humiliations and quirky family. If you like his brand of neurotic, autobiographical humor, give the following books a try. All of these titles are located in the Adult Nonfiction section of the Library.


Almond, Steve. Not That You Asked: Rants, Exploits, and Obsessions. 2007. (814.6 A4524.no).

Ames, Jonathan. My Less Than Secret Life: A Diary, Fiction, Essays. 2002.
(818.54 A5136.my).

Bee, Samantha. I Know I Am, But What Are You? 2010. (814.6 B4142.i).
     Also available: CD

Burroughs, Augusten. Magical Thinking: True Stories. 2004. (814.6 B9721.ma).
     Also available: CD

Crosley, Sloan. I Was Told There’d Be Cake. 2008. (814.6 C9496.i).

Cummings, Quinn. Notes from the Underwire: Adventures from My Awkward and Lovely Life. 2009. (791.45028 C9717.no).

Feig, Paul. Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence. 2002. (305.235 F).

Hyman, Peter. The Reluctant Metrosexual: Dispatches from an Almost Hip Life. 2004. (305.32 H).

Joseph, Diana. I'm Sorry You Feel That Way. 2009. (818.6 J833.im).

Kargman, Jill. Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut: Essays & Observations. 2011.
(814.6 K183.so).

Lancaster, Jen. Bitter is the New Black. 2006. (818.6 L2447.bi).

Markoe, Merrill. Cool, Calm & Contentious. 2011. (818.54 M3462.co).

Notaro, Laurie. The Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club. 2002. (814.6 N8993.id).

Rakoff, David. Half Empty. 2010. (814.54 R1624.ha).
     Also available: CD

Rivenbark, Celia. You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl: Observations on Life from the Shallow End of the Pool. 2011. (817.6 R6214.yo).

Rudnick, Paul. I Shudder: And Other Reactions to Life, Death, and New Jersey. 2009.
(817.54 R9165.i).

Spero, Wendy. Microthrills: True Stories from a Life of Small Highs. 2006.
(792.7028092 S).

Vowell, Sarah. Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World. 2000. (814.54 V9743.ta).

Winston, Hilary. My Boyfriend Wrote a Book about Me. 2011. (818.6 W7834.my).

Zevin, Dan. The Day I Turned Uncool: Confessions of a Reluctant Grown-Up. 2002.
(814.6 Z6345.da).