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What writerly traits run in your family?

My father was a difficult person to  live with but, in his own way, he was very philosophical. He was a voracious reader of daily news and current events. He loved learning new things and was always calling me and my cousins into the kitchen where he sat on his favorite stool and read interesting excerpts to us. Granted, there was a lot of eye rolling going on at the time, but over the years I gleaned his enthusiasm for reading, learning, and considering new ideas.

Humorist David Sedaris, author of gems, such as “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “Naked,” says he and his siblings grew up in a funny household. (His sister Amy Sedaris is an actress and comic). In this interview with CBS’s Sunday Morning, Sedaris talks about how he was once a Christmas elf at Macy’s and how he became known as possibly the “funniest writer alive.”

What writerly traits run in your family?

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