i’m jealous of… well, me!


Last  night was a pretty exciting evening for The Jealous Curator. I finally got to meet David Sedaris, my favourite writer ever! Not only did I get to say hello, and have a copy of When You Are Engulfed in Flames signed, I also got to put my Hanging with David Sedaris pitch directly into his hands. At this stage, I don’t even care if he says yes, I was just so thrilled to talk to him about it in person… Ok, who am I kidding, I really want him to say yes! Well, regardless of what happens next, his readings were hilarious, and he was kind and gracious about my idea. Such a fun night!

{Thanks so much to my wing man for coming with me… you know who you are.}

comments (7)

  1. betty /// 11.02.2009 /// 2:47pm

    Yipee yipee yipee.

    Good for you. You are so brave. Good vibes out there. He will say yes o yes he will say yes.


  2. josh vee /// 11.02.2009 /// 11:23pm

    congrats! hopefully all goes well for you …. keep up the amazing work, site looks great.

  3. The Jealous Curator /// 11.03.2009 /// 8:05am

    Thanks! I’ll keep you all posted.

  4. Jen Hayes /// 11.09.2009 /// 9:29am

    Hey! That’s great! Your original idea inspired me to actually read my first DS book: WYAEIF, and I loved it too. There was also a great segment he did on a podcast for This American Life: The Book that Changed Your Life episode. He spoke about a dirty magazine he found as a child and how is subsequently passed through various hands, shaping childhood ideas about sexuality – FUNNY!

    Hope he gets back to you!

  5. The Jealous Curator /// 11.09.2009 /// 9:53am

    Oh I’m so glad you read your first one! Isn’t he amazing? You have to get a few of his books on CD as well. He reads them like no one else can!

  6. charlotta /// 01.13.2010 /// 8:08pm

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for your pitch – LOVE this website … very jealous and very inspired. I love simple ideas that take on a life of their own.

  7. The Jealous Curator /// 01.13.2010 /// 8:43pm

    Thanks Charlotta! Alas, David Sedaris said no. I still think it’s a cool idea. I have a few writer friends working on some great novels, so perhaps this is how they’ll launch their books… they better not say no to me!