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.


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

  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.