10 Questions for David Sedaris

The best-selling author earned a devoted following for his sidesplitting essay collections. His latest, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, is out now. David Sedaris will now take your questions

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David Sedaris

Should your books be shelved in the fiction or nonfiction section of the bookstore? Reilly Capps TELLURIDE, COLO.

Nonfiction. I've always been a huge exaggerator, but when I write something, I put it on a scale. And if it's 97% true, I think that's true enough. I'm not going to call it fiction because 3% of it isn't true.

Is there anything you consider to be off-limits in your writing? Emi Chang, MILILANI, HAWAII

Oh, there's an awful lot that I consider to be off-limits. I never write about me having sex. I mean, if someone talks about having sex, that's...

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