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Calypso

Audiobook

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris' 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' 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' darkest and warmest book yet-and it just might be his very best.


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Publisher: Hachette Book Group Edition: Unabridged
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OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781549198335
  • File size: 191575 KB
  • Release date: May 29, 2018
  • Duration: 06:39:06

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781549198335
  • File size: 191596 KB
  • Release date: May 29, 2018
  • Duration: 06:42:07
  • Number of parts: 6

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English

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris' 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' 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' darkest and warmest book yet-and it just might be his very best.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Hachette Book Group
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    Awards:

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781549198335
    File size: 191575 KB
    Release date: May 29, 2018
    Duration: 06:39:06

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781549198335
    File size: 191596 KB
    Release date: May 29, 2018
    Duration: 06:42:07
    Number of parts: 6

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  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
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