The Electric Typewriter

Great articles and essays by the world's best journalists and writers.
24th Dec

by David Sedaris

"The woman at Macy’s asked, "Would you be interested in full-time elf or evening and weekend elf?" (Audio recording of the author reading the full story on NPR)

2nd Dec

A Tetw reading list

20 classic reads from the master of observational humour

29th Aug

by David Sedaris

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My father has always had some questionable eating habits, but this is getting ridiculous.

2nd May

by David Sedaris

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Her name was Rocky. She was my neighbor. I hated her guts. She was my best friend.

31st Jan

by David Sedaris

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Six months after moving to Paris, I gave up on French school and decided to take the easy way out… I started just saying, “D’accord,” which translates to “I am in agreement,” and means, basically, “O.K.” The word was a key to a magic door, and every time I said it I felt the thrill of possibility.