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A #1 New York Times bestseller
A #1 New York Times audio bestseller
Finalist for the 2018 Southern Book Prize for Nonfiction
A 2019 Audie Award Finalist for Audiobook of the Year
A 2019 Audie Award Finalist for Best Humor Narration
Nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album
One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2018 in Nonfiction
A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Audiobooks Better Than the Print Version
An Audible Editors Top Pick for Road Trip Audiobooks
A USA Today Pick of Summer Beach Reads
A New York Times Editor’s Choice of Books We Recommend This Month
A Kirkus Reviews Pick of 12 Excellent Summer Reads
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.
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