Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Greeting Card Emergency

David Ellis Dickerson has done several classic segments on This American Life and often appears live at storytelling venues in New York City. I'm a big fan of storytelling and Dickerson is one of my favorites.

I've never had the pleasure of seeing him in person, but I now know what he looks like thanks to his hilarious "Greeting Card Emergency" series.

You see, Dickerson used to work for Hallmark and has a book coming out this fall about his experiences there. So he's doing a YouTube video series to promo the book.

In each segment, he takes a thorny personal situation (apology for a broken toilet? ex-fiance marrying someone else?) and brainstorms a greeting card specifically for that occasion.

Not only is it funny, it's actually interesting and informative to watch the creative process he uses to tackle each dilemma. Check it out.

4 comments:

  1. Welcome! I think he's a genius.

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  2. JulieMarie, you'd love this guy's This American Life essays. He's a former fundy with a great perspective on life.

    I think you can go to the TAL website and search on his name to find the episodes he was featured in, including one on the Ten Commandments and a couple others.

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