Sedaris: “Right now I’m on the third floor, so I could hurt myself but I wouldn’t kill myself.”

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"In Texas, people will laugh at anything. So you can still learn things from reading out loud there, but you can’t think, ‘Oh well, this works great. They laughed in Texas.’ Maybe they’re just trying to be polite."

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