Calypso David Sedaris

Calypso

Author: David Sedaris
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Book Title
Calypso
Author
David Sedaris
ISBN
9780316392389
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 with Calypso. 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. With Calypso, 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. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: David SedarisPublisher: Little Brown and CompanyPublished: 05/29/2018ISBN: 9780316392389Pages: 272Weight: 0.90lbsSize: 8.30h x 5.80w x 1.10dReview Citations: Library Journal 05/01/2018 pg. 68Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2018 pg. 72Publishers Weekly 03/19/2018Booklist 04/01/2018 pg. 45BookPage 06/01/2018Shelf Awareness 07/10/2018
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 with Calypso. 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.

With Calypso, 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. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: David Sedaris
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published: 05/29/2018
ISBN: 9780316392389
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.80w x 1.10d

Review Citations: Library Journal 05/01/2018 pg. 68
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2018 pg. 72
Publishers Weekly 03/19/2018
Booklist 04/01/2018 pg. 45
BookPage 06/01/2018
Shelf Awareness 07/10/2018
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 with Calypso. 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.

With Calypso, 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. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: David Sedaris
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published: 05/29/2018
ISBN: 9780316392389
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.80w x 1.10d

Review Citations: Library Journal 05/01/2018 pg. 68
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2018 pg. 72
Publishers Weekly 03/19/2018
Booklist 04/01/2018 pg. 45
BookPage 06/01/2018
Shelf Awareness 07/10/2018