The Best Of Me

November 3, 2020|
The Best Of Me by David Sedaris
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“Genius...It is miraculous to read these pieces...You must readThe Best of Me. —Andrew Sean Greer,New York Times Book ReviewNew York Times Book ReviewEditors'' Choice<BR <STRONG>A CNN and <I>Christian Science Monitor</I>Best Book of the Month</STRONG><BR <BR For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is at absurd and moving about our daily existence. And it is almost impossible to read without laughing.<BR <BR Now, for the first time collected in one volume, the author brings us his funniest and most memorable work. In these stories, Sedaris shops for rare taxidermy, hitchhikes with a lady quadriplegic, and spits a lozenge into a fellow traveler''s lap. He drowns a mouse in a bucket, struggles to say “give it to me in five languages, and hand-feeds a carnivorous bird.<BR <BR But if all you expect to find in Sedaris''s work is the deft and sharply observed comedy for which he became renowned, you may be surprised to discover that his words bring more warmth than mockery, more fellow-feeling than derision. Nowhere is this clearer than in his writing about his loved ones. In these pages, Sedaris explores falling in love and staying together, recognizing his own aging not in the mirror but in the faces of his siblings, losing one parent and coming to terms—at long last—with the other.The<I>Best of Me </I>reveal the wonder and delight Sedaris takes in the surprises life brings him. No experience, he sees, is quite as he expected—it''s often harder, more fraught, and certainly weirder—but sometimes it is also much richer and more wonderful.Time Out New York), <I>The Best of Me </I>spans a career spent watching and learning and laughing—quite often at himself—and invites readers deep into the world of one of the most brilliant and original writers of our time.
David Sedaris is the author ofCalypso, Theft 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 an...
Title:The Best Of Me
Product dimensions:400 pages, 9.55 X 6.4 X 1.7 in
Shipping dimensions:400 pages, 9.55 X 6.4 X 1.7 in
Published:November 3, 2020
Publisher:Little, Brown And Company
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780316628242

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