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Friday, October 16, 2020

New Book in November from David Sedaris Because We All Need a Laugh


A new book from humorist David Sedaris is coming out in November. The Best of Me is, as the title implies, a collection of previously released material. Because Sedaris is so very funny, and considering all that is going on in the world, this type of collection simply screams 'potential holiday gift', so check your shopping list, folks. We need more smart and funny in this world. Let's support it where we find it.

Last spring I read his 2019 book Calypso and really enjoyed it. Many of the essays in Calypso focus on the author's family and life with his partner. Because this is not a book by Emma Bombeck  (remember her?), some of these essays address the sorrows of life and the reader is shown a great deal about tough, personal topics. 

Yet these difficult personal essays are interesting to read because the events within are shown to us with the honesty mixed with wit, style, and singular voice that is the magic of Sedaris. There is also enjoyable silliness (his Fitbit obsession) and some juvenile matters concerning swearing and, ahem, the stomach flu. Quite the mix of stuff and great to read. Highly recommend checking out Calypso.

As always, links to Amazon are provided for your convenience. As an Amazon Associate, I may receive a small commission if, after clicking a link, you subsequently make a purchase. Muchas gracias, amigos. 

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