Wigfield by Amy Sedaris
The Can-Do Town That Just May Not

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Wigfield is a town in danger. Built directly in front of a massive dam, this bucolic hideaway will soon be flooded when the dam is torn down by the state government to restore the salmon run. Wigfield's only hope lies in the self-righteous, self-aggrandizing, self-involved 'journalist' Russell Hokes, who arrives hoping to capture the quiet dignity of the disappearing American Small Town. However, Wigfield is neither quiet nor dignified. And as the date of Wigfield's destruction draws nearer, Hokes casts about like a cork in a typhoon desperate to find something about Wigfield worth documenting--or saving. Told through interviews with its many colorful residents, and accompanied by photos of the authors in character, Wigfield is a razor-sharp satire by three major talents.

About Amy Sedaris

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Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, and Stephen Colbert met at Chicago's Second City and have been collaborators ever since. They have developed two separate series for Comedy Central: Exit 57, and Comedy Central's first live action series, Strangers with Candy. Amy Sedaris is one half of the "Talent Family"-the other half is David Sedaris--and together they have collaborated on eight plays, including the Obie Award-winning One Woman Shoe. Stephen Colbert is a writer and correspondent on the Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show. In addition to TV work, Dinello and Colbert are successful screenwriters. They all currently reside together on an organic date farm on the Tunisian coast. Todd Oldham is a well-known designer and photographer.
Published May 19, 2004 by Hachette Books. 224 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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In the end, Hokes succeeds in his goal, which is, as he notes in his attached résumé, to "write a book, other than the ones that I have already written, so that I may use my words like a sword of swift justice in service of the truth, but in an easy-to-read, highly marketable way."

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Wigfield: The Can Do Town that Just May Not is the 2003 literary brainchild of Second City alums Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, and Stephen Colbert.

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In some towns, people are afraid of the local serial killers.

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