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Amy Sedaris, My Arts and Craft Heroine

posted Friday September 17th, 2010

In an effort to end the week on a high note, I present one of my heroines (though not when she’s playing the Tooth Fairy on Yo Gabba Gabba), Amy Sedaris.

My only disappointment is that I will have to wait another several weeks for her forthcoming book, “Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People.”

If it’s anything like “I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence,” I will be so happy. (The book features Sedaris photographed nude, covered in nothing but sprinkles and whipped cream; Sedaris’ party advice: fill your medicine cabinet with marbles to scare nosy guests with an avalanche; and Sedaris admitting she doesn’t usually use a measuring cup when cooking.)

This woman is so wrong. If you don’t believe me, go to her web site and check out some samples from the new book, which includes chapters titled “Coconuts,” “Sausages,” and “Crafting for Jesus.”

For the record, I don’t think you’ll be finding the project for your school’s next art auction in “Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People.”

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One Response to “Amy Sedaris, My Arts and Craft Heroine”

  1. Hey Amy, It’s Joyce. It has been soooooo long since I have had an Amy fix. Just spent an hour or so reading through much of what I missed. Love the purple pants story, camping in Yellowstone – what were you thinking? and oh the PTA story – i quit in the middle of a meeting when my oldest was in third grade after spending a damn near hour discussing what color jello we should serve for the teacher appreciation pot luck. I love the pic of Annabelle learning to sew. The girls look adorable.

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