An Evening with David Sedaris

Ticket holders received an important email about the event on Saturday evening. 

The End is excited to welcome renowned author David Sedaris to the Lehigh Valley for an in-person reading and signing of his latest book, Happy-Go-Lucky.

This is a ticketed event. Every ticket includes a signed paperback copy of Happy-Go-Lucky and general admission entry. David will speak, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of his books following the event. Additional copies of David's books will be available for purchase at the event. Please note, there will be no video or photos permitted. 

Doors open at 6:00 pm for ticket holders, who are guaranteed a seat until 6:45 pm. Please have your digital ticket confirmation or print-out ready at check-in. Tickets are $20.00 each and include one copy of David's new book, Happy-Go-Lucky, in paperback.

David Sedaris is one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is a master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers.

Tickets for the in-person author talk are SOLD OUT

Tickets for the SIGNING LINE - which includes entry to NOWWHERE COFFEE SEATS:  SOLD OUT  

*ADDED NOTE for clarification: If you have TICKETS to the signing line you HAVE access to the overflow seating at Nowhere Coffee! 

There is a signing line available w/out tickets, first come first serve after the event concludes until all books have sold out. All ticket holders (of all types) will go through the signing line before it opens to the public.  


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Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and Calypso, which was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. He is also the author of an essay-length ebook titled Themes and Variations. Each of these books was an immediate bestseller. He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” The first volume of his diaries Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) was a New York Times best-selling book. As a companion piece to the book, Jeffrey Jenkins published and edited an art book of Sedaris’s diary covers, entitled David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium. His book, The Best of Me, is a collection of 42 previously published stories and essays, about which novelist Andrew Sean Greer wrote in the New York Times: “You must read “The Best of Me.” It will be a new experience, knowing that enough time has passed to find humor in the hardest parts of life. More than ever — we’re allowed to laugh.” The second volume of his diaries, A Carnival of Snackery, Diaries (2003-2020) (Little Brown/Hachette, October 5, 2021) was also a New York Times bestseller and the audiobook was selected as part of Apple’s Best Audiobooks of the Year for 2021. His next book will be Happy-Go-Lucky (Little, Brown, May 31, 2022).

Sedaris has been nominated for five Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His audio recordings include “David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure” and “David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall.” A feature film adaptation of his story C.O.G. was released after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (2013). Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled “Meet David Sedaris.” In 2019 David Sedaris became a regular contributor to CBS Sunday Morning, and his Masterclass, David Sedaris Teaches Storytelling and Humor, was released.

There are over 16 million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 32 languages. He has been awarded the Terry Southern Prize for Humor, Thurber Prize for American Humor, Jonathan Swift International Literature Prize for Satire and Humor, Time 2001 Humorist of the Year Award, as well as the Medal for Spoken Language from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In March 2019 he was elected as a member into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2020 the New York Public Library voted Me Talk Pretty One Day one of the 125 most important books of the last 125 years.

TICKETS will be fully refundable up to 30 days from the event. Tickets are not transferable. If you are unable to attend the event, a signed copy of the book will be reserved for you. 

Event date: 

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

3055 W. Tilghman St.
Allentown, PA 18049