Is there anyone writing today who can wring more laughs from a single paragraph than David Sedaris? The bestselling humorist of Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, and, most recently, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, reads today at PowerHouse Arena from his latest collection, Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls. The new book contains tales of his colonoscopy (the essay is titled “The Happy Place”), the time he ran across a disembodied human arm in a taxidermist’s shop, and how he learned the hard way as a child that sea turtles don’t make good pets. Bring tissues—for tears of laughter.

Sat., May 11, 2 p.m., 2013

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