David Sedaris, Calypso, at Bookworks

David Sedaris is embarking upon a bookstore tour this summer for his new humorous book of essays, Calypso!

READING TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.

You can still buy a SIGNING TICKET to meet Mr. Sedaris and get a copy of Calypso, or you can come to the signing with Sedaris for free.

A wristband and a hardcover copy of Calypso can be picked up in advance when the book is on sale May 29, or anytime after, at Bookworks.

You can also pre-order any of Sedaris's other books below for pickup and signing the night of the event. Fans who would like to meet Mr. Sedaris can do so after all ticket holders have gone through the line.

About Calypso:

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. 

David Sedaris is the author of the books Theft by Finding, Let's Explore Diabetes with OwlsSquirrel Seeks ChipmunkWhen You Are Engulfed in FlamesDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,Me Talk Pretty One DayHolidays on IceNaked, and Barrel Fever. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. He lives in England.

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Bookworks
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Calypso: Essays Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781549198328
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Hachette Book Group - May 29th, 2018

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316154734
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Back Bay Books - May 29th, 2018

David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780316431712
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Brown and Company - October 10th, 2017

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316154727
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Brown and Company - May 30th, 2017

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780316154703
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - June 3rd, 2014

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316154697
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Brown and Company - April 23rd, 2013

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary Cover Image
By David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316038409
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - October 4th, 2011

Naked Cover Image
By David Sedaris, David Sedaris (Read by), Amy Sedaris (Read by)
$39.99
ISBN: 9781609417598
Availability: Special Order - Price and Availability Subject to Change
Published: Audiogo - January 1st, 2011

Holidays on Ice Cover Image
By David Sedaris, David Sedaris (Read by), Amy Sedaris (Read by)
$49.99
ISBN: 9781609417734
Availability: Special Order - Price and Availability Subject to Change
Published: Audiogo - January 1st, 2011

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim Cover Image
By David Sedaris, Author (Read by), David Sedaris (Read by)
$54.99
ISBN: 9781611138238
Availability: Special Order - Price and Availability Subject to Change
Published: Audiogo - January 1st, 2011

Holidays on Ice Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316078917
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - October 20th, 2010

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316010795
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - May 31st, 2005

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules Cover Image
By David Sedaris (Editor), David Sedaris (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743273947
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 4th, 2005

Me Talk Pretty One Day Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316776967
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - June 5th, 2001

Naked Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316777735
Availability: Backordered
Published: Back Bay Books - June 1st, 1998

Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316779425
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - June 1st, 1995