Acclaimed author David Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality in his latest collection of essays. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun. It's exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. Hardcover, 288 pages. While supplies last.
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PRESS: "The king of the humorous essay returns with a brand-new collection - his first in five years. Sedaris fans will find plenty of familiar delights: His misanthropic charms and wry wit are as delightful as ever, even if some of the subject matter has changed. From his new vacation home on the coast of North Carolina, he writes about the concerns of health and aging, treating us to a story about the persnickety doctor who refused to let him keep a noncancerous tumor that he'd planned to feed to a snapping turtle once removed. We can only assume that the audiobook version of Calypso will be the perfect travel companion during road trips and getaways this spring and beyond." -Maris Kreizman, New York Magazine
"Sedaris hasn't lost his capacity for bemused observations of the people he encounters...But bad news has sharpened the author's humor, and this book is defined by a persistent, engaging bafflement over how seriously or unseriously to take life when it's increasingly filled with Trump and funerals. Sedaris at his darkest - and his best."-Kirkus (starred review)
"Sedaris collects 21 essays largely about family bonds and getting older in this hilarious yet tender volume...The author's fans and newcomers alike will be richly rewarded by this sidesplitting collection."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)