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David Sedaris loves to smoke. It’s part of who he is and, as with most of his bad habits, he doesn’t really care whom it pisses off. He’s even gotten into an argument while smoking at a nudist colony, as related in his 1997 book Naked: “People were bending over. There were asses in my face—but I couldn’t smoke a cigarette.” Maybe that’s why the quintessentially American satirist-author-NPR commentator picked up and moved to Paris, where you can light up during open-heart surgery. Sedaris will be reading from new works in progress tonight (no smoking, please) at 7:30 p.m. at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $19.50. (202) 994-6800. (Dan Avery)