You name the store, and people—they’ll go into Target and they’ll go into those circular clothing racks and crouch right down and just shit right in the middle. And it has nothing to do with a restroom, or an available restroom. It’s something about leaving something behind in a store. So I just started asking people, and it was amazing—I loved that. That is perfect, the whole situation—where you’ve got all these people you can ask. And people started saying, “Oh, well I work in a library and people shit in the library all the time,” or, “I work in a Starbucks and there’s this woman who comes in and she shits in the toiler paper roll.” Like she packs it with her feces. Isn’t it great?
Sedaris’s original audio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life . He has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His latest audio recording of new stories (recorded live) is “ David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure ” (November 2009). A feature film adaptation of his story . was released after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (2013). Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled “Meet David Sedaris.”