Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)

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One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review, New York's "Vulture," The Week, Bustle, BookRiot

David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the making

For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention-overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his finest work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences.

Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world. Theft by Finding, the first of two volumes, is the story of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet.

Written with a sharp eye and ear for the bizarre, the beautiful, and the uncomfortable, and with a generosity of spirit that even a misanthropic sense of humor can't fully disguise, Theft By Finding proves that Sedaris is one of our great modern observers. It's a potent reminder that when you're as perceptive and curious as Sedaris, there's no such thing as a boring day.

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"For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention: overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his ... work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences. Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world"--Amazon.com.


Publisher:
Little Brown and Company


Languages:
English


ISBN-10:
0316154725


ISBN-13:
9780316154727


Binding:
Hardcover


Pages:
528


Product Dimensions:
9.40 x 6.40 x 1.70


Shipping Weight:
1.70 lbs


Publication Date:
05/30/2017


Author:
Sedaris, David


BISAC Categories:
Humor | Form | Essays
Biography & Autobiography | LGBT
Biography & Autobiography | Personal Memoirs
Humor | Topic | Men, Women & Relationships
Literary Criticism | American | General


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Annotation:
"For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention: overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his ... work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences. Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world"--Amazon.com.


Publisher:
Little Brown and Company


Languages:
English


ISBN-10:
0316154725


ISBN-13:
9780316154727


Binding:
Hardcover


Pages:
528


Product Dimensions:
9.40 x 6.40 x 1.70


Shipping Weight:
1.70 lbs


Publication Date:
05/30/2017


Author:
Sedaris, David


BISAC Categories:
Humor | Form | Essays
Biography & Autobiography | LGBT
Biography & Autobiography | Personal Memoirs
Humor | Topic | Men, Women & Relationships
Literary Criticism | American | General



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