Five Lessons in Writing from David Sedaris

Madhvi Ramani
8 min readSep 21, 2020

Lessons from David Sedaris’s Masterclass on storytelling and humor, and the essay it produced.

David Sedaris, photo by Jane Sharpe, courtesy of Masterclass

I love David Sedaris. He’s so catty, self-deprecating and honest that I could listen to him all day. In fact, I do listen to everything he produces on Audible, where he reads his own work.