With the number of shopping days until Christmas dwindling to a precious few, we have some advice for you. Actually, comedian and bestselling author Amy Sedaris does. She wants you to know it’s OK to make homemade gifts. She also thinks you need to know that it’s the making that matters, not the usefulness, or the attractiveness of the end product. We’re not sure she even thinks it’s the thought that counts.
It’s all covered in her new book “Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People,” a satirical yet somehow also earnest homage to American arts and crafts that just happened to land on the bestseller’s list. Sedaris’s fans know that she has a talent for laughing with you and at you at the same time. For those who aren’t familiar with her, here’s what you need to know about Amy Sedaris.