David Sedaris has taken on many roles throughout his career. He's an award-winning humorist, accomplished playwright, a beloved radio performer; but if you asked him what artistic endeavor he most identifies with, Sedaris would tell you he's first and foremost a writer. Beginning with his first essay collection in 1994, <i>Barrel Fever</i>, Sedaris has earned critical praise, as well as legions of fans, for his revealing, at times darkly humorous, personal essays. He has released numerous books of personal essays - six of which have become bestsellers on the New York Times list - as well as a 2010 collection of animal-themed short stories, <i>Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk</i>. In addition to his writing, Sedaris is also a frequent contributor to NPR's weekly radio program "This American Life," as well as an in-demand figure on the public-speaking circuit, having read his personal essays to countless sold-out auditoriums. In 2013, the feature comedy "C.O.G." ("Child of God"), which was inspired by an essay from Sedaris's 1997 collection, <i>Naked</i>, appeared in theaters. Although previous attempts to adapt his work had been made in the past, the film was the first big-screen adaptation of a Sedaris story.