THEFT BY FINDING Diaries Volume One


THEFT BY FINDING Diaries Volume One

DAVID SEDARIS    Book Number: 87691    Product format: Paperback

A regular contributor to BBC Radio Four and the New Yorker, David Sedaris lives in England and is the most delightful American import. This is the first of two volumes of his copious diaries which take us from 1977 to 2002. We see him grow from a despondent 21 year old in menial jobs into the man recognised as possibly the best humourist of the 2000s. He is 'the American Alan Bennett', or would be if Bennett had had a history of serious substance abuse and a higher tolerance for sick humour. In an era when US satire is outpacing our own, Sedaris is a sharp, humane and hilarious voice that never fails to make you smile and sometimes weep. A deadpan, darkly comical portrait of the American underbelly, there are some passages in the diaries that remind us that his perspective on life and family, being gay and being an artist were all in his life from the start. He journeys through crazy jobs, geographic transitions, family dynamics and homophobic prejudice and shot through is his wickedly funny and prickly Southern wit. Arranged by diary date. June 18, 1999, Paris. "Today I saw a one-armed dwarf carrying a skateboard. It's been 90 days since I've had a drink." 551pp in paperback.
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