West Sussex recognizes resident David Sedaris for tireless road-side litter removal, names garbage truck after him, publishes "local man" story about him, doesn't realize he is also a best-selling author in his spare time. →
This is simultaneously the most David Sedaris and most small English town thing to happen ever.
The picture is pretty great as well:
The history of authors and dump trucks is a long and illustrious one. When I worked at Sterling Publishing, I briefly worked on a campaign that included a rented and wrapped garbage truck. Here’s what it looked like:
Unfortunately, I do not believe that Little Brown UK was involved in the maiden voyage of the Pig Pen Sedaris.