|Spring Cleaning With David Sedaris
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Posted: March 26, 2012
by Ted Greenberg
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Sure, the end of March is technically spring, but in New York, it’s normally another five weeks before the trees blossom, tank tops come out of the closet, and the lines for pedicures are the longest in the city. This year, though, the weather has been warm, a touch humid, and breezy. In other words, kinda perfect. As a cab driver after my Saturday night show — Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer — I am thrilled to put winter in my rear view mirror.
But, when it comes to spring cleaning — the ritual of putting your winter clothes, wares and such away; dusting your apartment; and cleaning everything in sight — I must admit I miss David Sedaris. Two decades ago before he was known as one of the world’s best satirists, he cleaned apartments like no one this side of Mr. Clean. Within a short amount of time, he would have every single surface in your place gleaming. As you can see, I desperately need Sedaris given the current state of my apartment.
But, since I cannot get him, I’ll have to settle for the second best thing. Cleaning my apartment while listening to the audio version of his unforgettable, riotous collection of essays, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.
Tags: David Sedaris, New York, satire, spring cleaning