Let Life Inspire You

David Sedaris, author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, is often inspired by events that happen in his own life. His books fall under the genre of creative nonfiction, as they’re often biographical or centered around specific events that have occurred in his life
In an interview with the New Yorker, Sedaris said this about the way his life has inspired his writing:
“Every so often, my life will feel like a story. That was the case in “Laugh, Kookaburra,” when I was standing outside the restaurant, watching as Hugh and Pat had their food delivered. It doesn’t have to be a big thing; in fact, most often, it’s just the opposite.”
Sedaris has a talent of making the mundane entertaining; his readers don’t get bored reading about his life. He has kept a diary for the majority of his life, and he pulls from it every now and then and incorporates it into his writing.
Sedaris doesn’t feel the need to create stories using his imagination. He has found that life itself can be more than entertaining, and can be used to write successful books or even vignettes. His inspiration comes from real life, and that makes his writing even more appealing and relatable.


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