An American in France

Humorist David Sedaris – whom I saw a few nights ago in Sydney, a man of startling insight, hilarity and wit with an oddly compelling high-pitched voice – on blogging:

The whole concept is very new to me. I was in St. Louis and my publicist said there were a lot of bloggers at my reading and that they were blogging about meeting me, and I guess I’m just not used to it. So it’s like a diary? But I thought the whole point of a diary was that it was private. Like, I’m going to write about this interview in my diary, but no one is going to see it except for me. Wouldn’t you want to revise something before putting it on a blog? I don’t show my first draft to my editor at the New Yorker. He’d likely decline the story. I usually give him my seventh draft. Then we work through three more drafts before I’m happy with it. But then again, what do I know? I’m old.

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