Saturday, September 22, 2007

Amy Sedaris in Decatur!

Thanks to my old pal Warren G for this great tip: Amy Sedaris wil be in Decatur next week!

She will be in town to accept her Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance award for best cookbook of 2007 for I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence. This book is just wonderful; I've given it as a gift many times. There's a chapter on cooking for your pet rabbit, and one on pantyhose crafts and "good ideas." This includes illustrated instructions for putting them on, how to make an "eye burrito" compress for tired eyes or a pantyhose plant hanger.

Its pretty great, having both her and Bjork here in the same month, Atlanta is getting more than our fair share of the craziest of crazy people- crazy in the best way possible, of course. Amy is one of the most untethered, fearless women I have ever known. It is purely a joy to watch her let her brilliance and craziness just flow. And she's not afraid to get wasted while she's baking, to boot!

Her happiness is in the pursuit- whether its of laughter or of delicious confections. Or even not so delicious food like some of the items on her munchie list (page 95, I think?): bananas dipped in Jell-O powder and crushed pretzels with cream cheese on toast.

Wordsmiths Books presents
Actress, Comedian, Author, Icon: Amy Sedaris
At the Decatur Recreation Center
231 Sycamore St, Decatur GA
September 28th, 7:30 PM


Anonymous said...

How could you have already commented on my blog? I wasn't even finished writing the post! I hope you are having a good time in Chicago (or was that last weekend?) Much love- xox.

Beck said...

I just saw Cooking with Paul Deen live. One would think that was pretty lame... however this crazy lady (who rumor has it, never is without a scotch or a cigarette) packed out the Civic Center-6,800- people. Most of them were suburban ladies-- 50 years plus-- and proceeded to talk about strap-ons, sex, ejaculate, etc. No joke. Paula Deen is the dirtiest woman ever. I have a new found respect.

Sara Ashes said...

omg- I never in a million years would have guessed that Paula Deen is a bad girl! Though her liberal use of butter , bacon and booze in cooking should have told me otherwise...

Reem Tara said...

so amy sedaris was on martha stewart today, and i just have to say, it was one of the most uncomfortable, yet brilliant, things i have ever witnessed. in my entire life. she's a genius.

Sara Ashes said... comparing A1 sauce to bong water???

yikes! yes!