Calypso by David SedarisCalypso by David Sedaris


byDavid Sedaris

Hardcover | May 29, 2018

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David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting withCalypso.You'd be wrong.

When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself.

WithCalypso,Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny--it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.

This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke.Calypsois simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.
David Sedaris is the author of the booksTheft by Finding,Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls,Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk,When You Are Engulfed in Flames,Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,Me Talk Pretty One Day,Holidays on Ice,Naked, andBarrel Fever. He is a regular contributor toThe New Yorkerand BBC Radio 4. He lives in England.
Title:CalypsoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.88 × 1 inPublished:May 29, 2018Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316392383

ISBN - 13:9780316392389

Editorial Reviews

"Sedaris collects 21 essays largely about family bonds and getting older in this hilarious yet tender volume...The author's fans and newcomers alike will be richly rewarded by this sidesplitting collection."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)