Theft by Finding (audiobook)

Diaries (1977-2002)

13.9 hrs • 11 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Nonfiction
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 05/30/17
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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. 
05/30/17 9781478949299
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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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Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Bookpage Most Anticipated Book of 2017 Memoirs

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

“Sedaris fans will thrill to this opportunity to poke around in the writer’s personal diaries, which he has faithfully kept for four decades and used as raw material for his hilarious nonfiction as well as his performances.”

Boston Globe

“Scintillating…Sedaris is a latter-day Charlie Chaplin: droll, put-upon but not innocent, and besieged by all sorts of obstreperous or menacing folks…Sedaris’s storytelling, even in diary jottings, is so consistently well-crafted and hilarious that few will care whether it’s embroidered.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Raw glimpses of the humorist’s personal life as he clambered from starving artist to household name…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 of the artist as a young to middle-aged man.”

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Sedaris’ diaries are the wellspring for his cuttingly funny autobiographical essays, and he now presents a mesmerizing volume of deftly edited passages…Sedaris is caustically witty about his bad habits and artistic floundering…A candid, socially incisive, and sharply amusing chronicle of the evolution of an arresting comedic artist.”

Booklist (starred review)