I'd heard most of these stories when he tested them during live readings in recent years, and - like any great story - was happy to sit through them again. (I listened to the audiobook, which in my op...
inion is the ONLY way to truly experience Sedaris's magic, since he reads the essays himself.) Not surprisingly, the most hilarious story of the collection is the one that starts out with a stranger shitting himself on an airplane. And once again, Sedaris has reserved a seat at my table if I ever get to arrange a dinner for 10 interesting strangers of my choosing
Fans of David Sedaris will not be disappointed with his latest collection of essays. In typical fashion, he regales the reader with his humorous and witty observations on situations he keeps finding himself in…often time at the hands of his quirky family or longtime partner. After reading his essay “Leviathan”, snapping turtles may forevermore conjure images of a tumor! You will soon know what I mean. But as we enter new stages in life, our stories take on different perspectives, and Sedaris is an example of that. Here, his work is affected by late middle age and mortality, and it’s really quite touching, at times tragic. Sedaris’ work is well-loved around here. Check out our reviews of Theft by Finding, Holidays on Ice, and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls!