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Austin Kleon
Re: Sedaris: The handmade notebook thing is a little misleading: he types his diary on the computer, then prints it out and binds it by hand
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Austin Kleon Apr 15
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Sedaris keeps a little pocket notebook, takes notes throughout the day, then sits down the next morning and types out his diary
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jake duncan ⚡️ Apr 15
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when I read the article I was reminded of his David's Diary app. I wish someone would resurrect it.
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Austin Kleon Apr 15
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The other thing Sedaris does is keep an index of his diaries so he can find specific stories (it's hundreds of pages long). Looks like this:
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Marshall Hildebrand Apr 15
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He's the best!
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Amy Burvall Apr 15
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One of my favs for sure ... thanks for these insights
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Austin Kleon Apr 15
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So, with Sedaris, you have multiple stages: - taking notes throughout the day - writing - printing / indexing - testing on stage, etc.
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Austin Kleon Apr 15
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More about Sedaris's diary in the essay "Day In, Day Out" here:
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Austin Kleon Apr 15
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And, of course, the first volume of Sedaris's diaries comes out next month:
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Marshall Hildebrand Apr 15
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Thanks for the tip, definitely need to get this!
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Sara H. Apr 15
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I met him when I was a teen & he was incredibly personable compared to most writers. Think he's just way into human behavior.
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Julian Gough Apr 15
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INTERESTING! I didn't know this was coming. Thanks for that thread on his notebooks, too.
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Austin Kleon Apr 15
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I read DIABETES WITH OWLS recently and it was *so* good. Gonna work my way back
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graciewilde Apr 15
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Can't wait! AND I have tickets to see him in early May in NorCal!
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Austin Kleon Apr 15
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I think this book of the visual material from Sedaris's diaries looks really interesting:
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Julian Gough Apr 15
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I was reading A Plague of Tics, from Naked, to my daughter last week, & I laughed so hard I had to stop reading for five minutes to recover.
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Pratyush Apr 15
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is it unedited and are all entries there?
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Roberto Greco Apr 15
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Notebook idea I had the other day: take photos of scribblings & doodlings, junk the artifacts, then publish collections with print-on-demand
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Roberto Greco Apr 15
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one benefit over current notebooks scheme = start and end dates chosen around projects/places/phases rather than when notebook runs out
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Lori Pickert Apr 15
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i preordered this and can’t wait
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