Calypso (MP3 CD)

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Aging, mortality and giant turtles are just some of subjects that Sedaris tackles in his newest collection of essays that center on his family and their decades of putting the fun in dysfunction. I laughed, I cried and then laughed some more. Sedaris is a guilty pleasure. — Sarah Donner

Incredibly funny, and very personal, collection of stories based around Sedaris’ holiday house, the Sea Section. Tender, brutally honest observations of himself and his family, that had me empathizing, commiserating and explosively laughing out loud! — Becky Doherty

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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' 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' 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' darkest and warmest book yet-and it just might be his very best.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781549198328
ISBN-10: 1549198327
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Publication Date: May 29th, 2018
Language: English
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