Amy Sedaris; Photo - PaperOne of Gothamist's favorite fun, fearless females (tm Cosmopolitan) is Amy Sedaris, featured in Simon Doonan's Observer column today, which in itself is an excerpt of his upcoming book, "Wacky Chicks: Life Lessons from Fearlessly Inappropriate and Fabulously Eccentric Women." Which is the nice way of saying "crazy and in the public."

Crazy is what Gothamist loves, and Gothamist loves Amy Sedaris. Ever since Jerri Blank came to Flatpoint High and Comedy Central, we thought, "Who is that crazy, ugly, old lady?" As it turned out, it was a crazy, attractive young lady with a killer desire to perform, most notably documented in brother David's books, Me Talk Pretty One Day and Naked (Amy, as a little girl, would impersonated one of her parents' female friends, called her dad at work as this friend, and essentially propositioned him; Amy, as a grown woman, with a dream of owning a fat suit).

Most recently, Amy Sedaris guest-starred on Sex and the City, but didn't get to exhibit her manic range. Her Late Show with David Letterman appearance last summer offered a glimpse: She called Sarah Jessica Parker "stingy, crisis-prone, selfish, two-faced" and expressed her love for SJP's husband, Matthew Broderick, plus used her pet rabbit's death as opportunity to practice playing "sad."

Fantastic unofficial Amy Sedaris website