David's Diary

David's Diary

By Hachette Book Group, Inc.

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2011-09-12
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 89.95 MB
  • Developer: Hachette Book Group, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later.
Score: 3
From 41 Ratings


David Sedaris’s brilliantly skewed vision of the world is captured in an entirely new form: six delightfully animated short movies inspired by the author’s diary entries. Against the backdrop of bold, colorful graphics and music composed especially for this app, six stories unfold in David Sedaris’s own voice: • At a chain hotel near Santa Cruz, perhaps the worst hotel service ever. • A moment of rare insight into the difference between German and American parenting styles. • On a plane approaching Michigan, a flight attendant shares the secret of “crop dusting.” • Pigeons behaving badly prompt a consideration on scatological invective. • A frost-bitten toe in your cocktail? Welcome to Anchorage! • How a barn owl in Cheshire, England, made the author think differently about marriage. David Sedaris (writer and narrator) is the author of the bestselling books Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Barrel Fever. His writings appear frequently in The New Yorker and are heard on Public Radio International’s This American Life. Laurie Rosenwald (animator) has contributed drawings to The New Yorker, the New York Times, and many other publications. She is the author of All the Wrong People Have Self-Esteem and, for children, And to Name But Just a Few: Red, Yellow, Green Blue. She teaches a popular workshop in New York called “How to Make Mistakes on Purpose.”



  • Made me lol, then I deleted it

    By Ashley Guz
    Love David Sedaris, he is absolutely one of my favorite writers. This app consists of a few very short animated stories. While I enjoyed them, I ended up deleting the app after a day or two when I realized it didn't change...like ever. And I needed space for more pictures. If it was updated I'd definitely keep it though.
  • Love, but I wish this was updated!!

    By Neurosurgeon gal
    I LOVE David Sedaris, and loved these animated shorts of parts of his larger stories. I just wish that this was updated. You can go to David's Facebook page and see the same clips that are on this app, and probably others. The app is free, so no loss. I watched the clips, then after a year without updates, I deleted off of my phone. I just reinstalled to see if anything was added, since David Sedaris' Facebook page redirected me here. No change since 2011, so I re-watched the clips and deleted the this app - again!
  • Worth it.

    By LeEdieCat
    Well worth the price for the hilarious snippets and animations. Got it just after finishing "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls" and it was a great addition to some of the stories in the book. Even without background information will get you laughing.
  • Srsly?

    By atom511
    5 minutes worth of content.
  • No updates?

    By bert1029
    I agree with the previous reviewers. No mention of new episodes...why waste space waiting.
  • More?!

    By Hug detach
    Are there more coming?!
  • They charge for this??

    By Cha cha 1234
    Yes they were somewhat entertaining, true. But really, not worth the money. I bet it will renew once a year if we are lucky. I can hear David LOL'ing every time a sucker like me spend money on this app.
  • Disappointment

    By Marynest925
    To hear David Sedaris read six diary entries, none of which is longer than 30 seconds or so, accompanied by music and cute but primitive animations I paid money? I hate feeling tricked and I hope that David himself isn't tricked into doing this again.
  • Disappointing

    By EvangelineBrooklyn
    Is that it?
  • Not worth it, don't waste your money

    By Anon23765
    Do NOT buy this. I love David Sedaris and bought it without reading reviews simply because I saw it mentioned on the dust flap (yes, I bought a physical book) of Let's Explore Diabetes... I have no idea what anyone was thinking but to grab your money for something that is worthless. Buyer beware. Sure, it's only .99 cents. But I still feel ripped off.