Here’s the press release that Amy sent to me:
New York, NY ?ruary 9, 2005 ?ner Books announced today that they have acquired a
title by actress, author, and comedienne Amy Sedaris. The book, to be called I LIKE YOU, is
scheduled to be published in fall 2006.
I LIKE YOU is an ?ertaining guide to entertaining?d includes recipes, complete meal
plans, decorating suggestions, music choices, conversational ice-breakers, and hospitality tips to
create the perfect evening at home. The book has scrapbook feel, including color as well as black
and white photos, illustrations, and craft patterns. Whether it? an intimate night for two or a
ladiesOluncheon for twenty, Sedaris offers her own advice to make guests feel welcome and the
host look good. I LIKE YOU is the essential handbook for full-scale entertaining the Sedaris
In making the announcement, Vice President and Executive Editor Amy Einhorn said, ?re
thrilled to be publishing Amy Sedaris. She? a brilliant wit, hilarious storyteller, and we look
forward to hearing her advice on everything from table settings to seating charts.?he inspiration for I LIKE YOU comes from Sedaris? own domestic expertise. A notorious
baker and cook, her famous cheese balls can be bought at Gourmet Garage and her cupcakes at
Joe Coffee in New York City. Sedaris covers all aspects of home entertaining. Sample chapters
include: A Greek Dinner Date; Grieving; Entertaining Children; A Rich Uncle Comes to Visit;
Baby Shower; The Elderly; Cooking for Oneself; Picnic; and a variety of courtships, such as
dating a hunter, a dieter, or an alcoholic. All chapters contain tips, hits and misses, and end with
a critical evaluation of the event or a letter from a guest.
Sedaris has appeared in several movies (Elf), television shows (Sex & the City, Just Shoot Me,
and Monk) and she is one-half of the Talent Family with her brother, David Sedaris. With Paul
Dinello and Stephen Colbert she co-wrote Strangers with Candy, the hit show on Comedy
Central. Upcoming movies include the film version of Strangers With Candy in which she stars
along with Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, and Philip Seymour Hoffman; Bewitched
(directed by Nora Ephron); and Chicken Little in which Sedaris portrays the voice of
Foxxy-Loxy. A regular on The Late Show with David Letterman, Sedaris lives in Manhattan
with her imaginary boyfriend, Ricky, and her rabbit, Dusty.
Warner Books is a division of the Time Warner Book Group, which is a unit of Time Inc.