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I wish I hadn't said that: the experts speak - and get it wrong! by Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky.
The book of Gossage. Back in print.
Also, Gary Larson shows up as non-fiction in my suggestion lists, but I guess that doesn't count? ;-)
I also find David Sedaris to be hilarious. Oh, and Augusten Burroughs too. Anyone know of any female authors that are that laugh-aloud funny?
Remember: "Smoot - Holley - Damn it." (or something like that on the Nixon tapes).
I was so enamored with the Smoot-Holley Tariff running jokes that I named a character I played after it. I still refer to my big purple sunglasses as my 'Holly Smoots'.
Love David Sedaris ... love, love, love him. And Dan Savage, Sarah Vowell. I'm one of those Prisoners of Public Radio.
Personally, I think it's just silly. I think everyone realizes that Sedaris and other 'autobiographical' humorists exaggerate all the time. Anyone else have any thoughts?
Non-fiction can just be essays. In fact, I think that's where he is usually placed, although I do see a "fiction" and a "biography" designation next to some titles in our library.
I have noticed that his "fiction" never really comes up to the level of his "non-fiction." It seems more cruel to ascribe these stories to a fictional character whereas taking the blame on himself for his foibles, opinions, dependencies makes him more lovable.
I don't expect any non-fiction to be free of fact twisting to make a better story. Especially autobiographical non-fiction. I'm always writing things that actually happened and, you know, they just aren't that entertaining.
I'm amazed that there wereaccuracies in those stories.
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I once read a review of Beth Lisick's Everybody into the Pool in which the reviewer essentially said that Lisick's writing was like that of David Sedaris...if Sedaris were in possession of female anatomy. Make of that statement what you will, but I did laugh out loud a few times and did enjoy it, overall. I don't know that I'd necessarily rank her next to Sedaris, but if you're looking for a funny female writer of nonfiction (aside from Sarah Vowell, who is an absolute given), I'd give Lisick a shot.