Thursday Commentary
3:57 pm
Thu May 22, 2008

Smoke, Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette

"Then the lungs were trotted out. Grisly specimens that resembled smoked Swiss cheese were passed around. We were assured that if our lungs didn't look like this now, they soon would. On the way home I restocked my cigarette supply at the 7-11."

Wilmington, NC – David Sedaris' newest collection of essays includes one called "The Smoking Section" in which he describes trying to quit smoking and trying to learn Japanese simultaneously. He's not the only one to turn his addiction (Smoking, not learning Japanese) into humor. Frankly, it's about the only way to save your sanity.