|Became a national star after reading "SantaLand Diaries" on NPR's "Morning Edition"|
|Film adaptation of his personal essay, "C.O.G.," released in theaters|
|Release of his first book of personal essays, Barrel Fever|
|Received an honorary doctorate from Binghamton University|
|Wrote the New York Times bestseller, When You Are Engulfed in Flames|
|Art Institute of Chicago|
|Kent State University|
|Was discovered by Ira Glass while reading from his diary at an open mic night in Chicago.|
|Skyrocketed to fame after reading his "SantaLand Diaries" story on NPR's "Morning Edition."|
|Was honored with the 2001 Thurber Prize for American Humor.|
|Director Wayne Wang signed on to direct a film version of his book, "Me Talk Pretty One Day," but the project fell through after Sedaris became concerned that his family would be portrayed negatively in the film.|
|An American citizen, since the late 1990s Sedaris has lived primarily in Europe.|
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