Humorist and essayist David Sedaris returns to the Mondavi Center for another chat at 8 p.m. Friday.
A question-and-answer session in which Sedaris will respond to comments from the audience will be part of the evening. A master of satire, Sedaris combines keen social observations and a sardonic, idiosyncratic viewpoint as he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness.
Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” His latest book, “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk” (with illustrations by Ian Falconer), was released fall 2010.
Sedaris also is fondly recalled by NPR listeners for his classic 1992 radio essay “The Santaland Diaries,” which described his experiences working as a Christmas elf in a department store during the frantic holiday shopping season.
Tickets for his talk on Friday are $25-$49 general, $12.50-$24.50 for students, available at www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787.