David Sedaris is embarking upon a bookstore tour this summer for his new humorous book of essays, Calypso!
THE TICKETED READING WILL START AT 6 PM. LINE FORMS AND DOORS OPEN AT 5 PM. LETTERS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE SIGNING. NO PHOTOS OR VIDEO.
You can 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.
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 Owls, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Barrel Fever. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. He lives in England.