One comment

  1. James Seamarsh

    I don’t doubt that this strategy worked for Mr. Sedaris. Unfortunately, advise from successful people is heavily biased and unreliable! Why? Because even though we know it worked for Mr. Sedaris, we don’t know how many people failed at building a career by doing what he suggests. It’s the same bias that you get when someone who has lived to be 100 tells you that they are alive today because they ________ (you fill in the blank). What about the others, who didn’t live to be 100 even though they did the same thing. In general, if you want to replicate the success of a particular person by doing a particular thing, be sure there is enough evidence to merit your effort! And don’t forget there may be lots of unsuccessful people who have done the same particular thing, but we don’t listen to them, because they weren’t successful!

Leave a Reply