The Resource Calypso, David Sedaris

Calypso, David Sedaris

Label
Calypso
Title
Calypso
Statement of responsibility
David Sedaris
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
A latest collection of personal essays by the best-selling author of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls and Me Talk Pretty One Day shares even more revealing and intimate memories from his upbringing and family life
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10658051
Cataloging source
YDX
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Sedaris, David
Dewey number
814.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Sedaris, David
  • Ageing
  • Mortality
  • American wit and humour
Target audience
adult
Label
Calypso, David Sedaris
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"May 2018"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Calypso
  • A modest proposal
  • The silent treatment
  • Untamed
  • The one(s) who got away
  • Sorry
  • Boo-hooey
  • A number of the reasons I've been depressed lately
  • Why aren't you laughing?
  • I'm still standing
  • Company man
  • The spirit world
  • And while you're up there, check on my prostate
  • The Comey memo
  • Now we are five
  • Little guy
  • Stepping out
  • A house divided
  • The perfect fit
  • Leviathan
  • Your English is so good
Control code
000061998736
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781408707821
Lccn
bl2018045342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)992225285
Label
Calypso, David Sedaris
Publication
Note
"May 2018"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Calypso
  • A modest proposal
  • The silent treatment
  • Untamed
  • The one(s) who got away
  • Sorry
  • Boo-hooey
  • A number of the reasons I've been depressed lately
  • Why aren't you laughing?
  • I'm still standing
  • Company man
  • The spirit world
  • And while you're up there, check on my prostate
  • The Comey memo
  • Now we are five
  • Little guy
  • Stepping out
  • A house divided
  • The perfect fit
  • Leviathan
  • Your English is so good
Control code
000061998736
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781408707821
Lccn
bl2018045342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)992225285

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