David Sedaris On His Sister's Suicide

12.31.2013

By Matthew Breen

In a New Yorker essay, out essayist David Sedaris remembers his sister Tiffany while at the beach with his siblings

"The day before we arrived at the beach, Tiffany’s obituary ran in the Raleigh News & Observer. It was submitted by Gretchen, who stated that our sister had passed away peacefully at her home. This made it sound as if she were very old, and had a house. But what else could you do? People were leaving responses on the paper’s Web site, and one fellow wrote that Tiffany used to come into the video store where he worked in Somerville. When his glasses broke, she offered him a pair she had found while foraging for art supplies in somebody’s trash can. He said that she also gave him a Playboy magazine from the nineteen-sixties that included a photo spread titled 'The Ass Menagerie.'”

Read the rest of the essay from The New Yorker here.

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