I finished the Sedaris book. I guess I'll be giving it a favorable review. While it lacks a lot of depth and substance, it is a quick read and it gave me enough chuckles that I enjoyed it.
Next on my pile to look at is Litt Riffs edited by Matthew Miel, who I gather is an agent for a publishing house. I have mixed feelings about it. The concept looks fun; authors were invited to write a short story inspired by a song of their choice. The lineup is good with Jonathan Lethem, Tom Perotta, Aimee Bender and an old piece from Lester Bangs. What gives me pause is that it's a joint publishing effort between Pocket Books and Mtv Books. No, you didn't read that wrong. Mtv books.
Perhaps it will be good. They're doing good things with their rock-the-vote campaign and Spoke N' Heard is supposed to be good (or so I hear, I lack cable t.v.). But I wonder about anything with their label on it. We'll see. Maybe they'll surprise me. I hope so.