Theft by Finding (audiobook)

Diaries (1977-2002)

13.9 hrs • 11 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 05/30/17
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
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An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year for 2017

Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

An NPR Pick for 2017

A New York Times Bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Boston Globe Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2017

A BookPage Best Book of 2017

Kirkus Reviews Pick for Summer Reading Audio bestseller

David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the making.

For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in audio. Now, in Theft by Finding, Sedaris brings us his favorite entries. From deeply poignant to laugh-out-loud funny, these selections reveal with new intimacy a man longtime listeners only think they know. Tender, hilarious, illuminating, and endlessly captivating, Theft by Finding offers a rare look into the mind of one of our generation’s greatest comic geniuses.

Review Quotes

“Only David Sedaris should narrate books by David Sedaris. He’s simply wonderful…These diary entries are well worth hearing, including an entire entry of ‘uh’s.’ Even his unfinished ramblings are well crafted, and Sedaris is truly a delight to hear…with his inimitable sweetly sarcastic delivery…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


“A master of incisive and comic cultural criticism…told with his singular sense of humor.”

Harper’s Bazaar

“With eviscerating wit and radiant humanity…Fans will no doubt delight in the entries that will turn into Sedaris’s most beloved essays.”

O, The Oprah Magazine

“Fans will thrill to this opportunity to poke around in the writer’s personal diaries, which he…used as raw material for his hilarious nonfiction as well as his performances.”

Boston Globe

“Though the mood is usually light, the book is also a more serious look into his travails as an artist and person…A surprisingly poignant portrait.”

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A mesmerizing volume…A candid, socially incisive, and sharply amusing chronicle of the evolution of an arresting comedic artist.”

Booklist (starred review)

“Scintillating…Sedaris is a latter-day Charlie Chaplin: droll, put-upon but not innocent, and besieged by all sorts of obstreperous or menacing folks.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)