Literary Birthday – 29 March – Amy Sedaris

Happy Birthday, Amy Sedaris, born 29 March 1961.


  1. Books are challenging and inspirational to me.
  2. I think it’s good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone.
  3. My characters always like themselves.
  4. I’ve named everything that I’ve ever owned. Real or inanimate, I have to give it a first and last name. Everything in my apartment comes alive at night.
  5. My favourite things often have a story behind them and are usually handmade or discovered at a flea market.
  6. If I’m creating something for myself, then I want to have fun.
  7. Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.
  8. Accentuate the positives – medicate the negatives.
  9. I wouldn’t call myself a shut-in. I have the ability to leave my home; I just choose not to. But because I’m such a homebody, it’s important to be surrounded by things I love.
  10. I feel so free and open to ideas, and I get inspired by everything.

Amy Sedaris is an American actress, author, and comedian. She has written I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, and Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People. She has co-authored many books including Naked, Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not, and Drive-By Comedy.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 29th March 2015