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[KINDLE] ❤ Calypso ➜ David Sedaris –

CalypsoDavid Sedaris Returns With His Most Deeply Personal And Darkly Hilarious Book.If You Ve Ever Laughed Your Way Through David Sedaris S 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 S 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 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 S Darkest And Warmest Book Yet And It Just Might Be His Very Best.

[KINDLE] ❤ Calypso ➜ David Sedaris –
  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Calypso
  • David Sedaris
  • 18 April 2017
  • 9780316392426

    10 thoughts on “[KINDLE] ❤ Calypso ➜ David Sedaris –

  1. says:

    I don t think I could love David Sadaris if I tried..he s already filled my entire heart body mind soul spirit and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories.They are passionate and affecting achingly good urgent and surprising contemporary and insightful playful and outlandish showing us the beauty in the broken and ultimately teaching us to choose love A few times I laughed sooooo hard I ve done this once or twice with a special book Roz Chast comes to mind , while reading sentences to my husband at 5am in the morning waiting for him to wake so I could jump him with David Sedaris stories I m home sick with a nasty infection in my throat but it s true good laugher is healing When you can t even finish a sentence out loud because you re laughing so hard yourself a nerve has been hit I also felt deeply moved touched and blessed from memories David shared that were sensitive topics DAVID IS SO OPEN TO LISTEN FOR UNDERSTANDING.including his own I really can t thank him enough for this book To me it s the fullness most beautiful breathtaking rainbow of humanity.So a few little tidbits Quotes Thoughts.Random picking. There is not a dull let up in any of these stories In the ocean that afternoon, I watched my brother play with his daughter The waves were high, and Madelyn hung laughing off Paul s shoulders, I thought of how we use to do...

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    I m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script.Cashier Hello, how are you this evening Me Has your house ever been burgled Cashier What Me Your house has anyone ever broken into it and stolen things With me, people aren t thinking What did you say so much as Why are you saying that Top line Sedaris aslant observ...

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    4.5 stars.For me, reading David Sedaris books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend you may think you re crazy, but at least there s someone crazier than you out there I ve been reading Sedaris books on and off for a number of years, since his first collection, Barrel Fever , in 1994 In addition to helping bolster my self esteem, he s always good for a fair amount of chuckling, giggling, and all out belly laughing, not to mention his unique ability to highlight some of life s frustrating, mystifying, and joy inducing foibles Plus, every now and again he simply makes me gasp at his observations Calypso , his newest collection, certainly is chock full of laughs, and there s a good supply of slightly gross observations about bodily functions and other physical issues But I wasn t prepared for how emotionally rich this collection would be on a number of occasions I found myself getting a little choked up as Sedaris pondered growing older, the aging and death of family members, the legalization of same sex marriage and what it meant for his relationship with his boyfriend, even the mood of the country following the 2016 presidential election.It s funny in one story Sedaris talks about his mother in law, and how she likes to interrupt either to accuse you of exaggerating Oh, now, that s not true or to defen...

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    I think this is Sedaris s finest work to date While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and give him a hug from time to time which, no doubt, he would find disturbing and certainly have something to say about If you have not read Sedaris before, I think he is one of the best memoir ists of our time While his stories are almost always his viewpoint on events that happened to him, it is very easy for the reader to find them relatable I can t imagine making the stories from my day to day as interesting as he does His delivery and timing are perfect with just the right amount of shock value Not all fans of a genre like stand up comedy will find him amusing, but he definitely fits that genre and takes it up another leve...

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    The most awful thing happened to me this past Friday I was at the airport, my flight was delayed for hours by storms, and I ran out of material to read.I was alone, and I had nothing to read I checked my phone My emails Called home Walked around aimlessly for a while, wondering what I was going to do with myself Finally, at the end of the terminal, I discovered a kiosk offering soft porn, chocolate and crime thriller romance novels that I wouldn t touch with the bottom of my toes if they fell onto the floor I sighed as I sensed my fate I was going to spend the next seven hours at the airport looking at airbrushed nipples in a Playboy magazine.And then I saw it David Sedaris s latest offering, Calypso, the book I ve been denying myself, dangling it over my head like a hearty carrot, reserving it for emergency resuscitation in the case of a dreaded book slump.But, this was an emergency, right Little did I know, my flight would go on to be canceled after a 6 hour delay, then my second flight would be canceled the following day.Sedaris isn t Homer, but I adore him, and I reached out my hand and grabbed one of three copies like quicksilver as though anyone was around me, purchasing a book.It s interesting that I thought of Homer with humor in ...

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    FIVE STARSIt s really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone s cup of tea WHY NOT Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his cat when the kitty is off living his completely hidden life David Sedaris was not amused when he found out that name Sedaris makes every story funny, no matter how inappropriate the subject is You will find yourself laughing out loud and think wait, should I be laughing at that He travels the world, lives in different countries and meets thousands of people, but to me, his most hilarious stories involve his family In this collection of essays, we learn about his newish beach house on the North Carolina coast where his brother now, the Juister, not the Rooster and his sisters and his 92 yr old father gather at least once a year How David Sedaris can make you laugh at...

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    Ok, I must admit I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings and agingjust gave me the most laughter I ve had in awhile There is one about a stomach virus I was just Great stuff here

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    5 cha cha cha stars Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us I m new to the game Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it Huh, this guy is funny Not to me I figured we did not match his jokes, my sensibilities, no go Everyone has a different funny bone.Well, I m here to tell you, all my thoughts about different sensibilities and different funny bones are bull Because damn if I m not on my pogo stick again I haven t had so many laughs since Nora Ephron I was a little turned off when I started reading, though Sedaris starts by saying that in middle age, the only perk is that with luck, you ll acquire a guest room Good thing he added with luck, because otherwise I would have been screaming, elitist As it was, I thought, ho hum, who wants to read about a rich person having a guest room Could we get any boring The false Pygmy reeled me in Sedaris started seducing me as he described bizarre conversations One sentence he overheard a guest utter Now was that guy a Pygmy, or just a false Pygmy Sedaris regrets that he didn t ask the guest what a false Pygmy is The guest is now dead, and Sedaris says Googling false Pygmy just wouldn t be the same See I love that he eavesdropped, I love that he wondered, I love that he told us And yes, of course, I Googled false Pygmy, ...

  9. says:

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter Well, laughing and kind of gagging Eating your turtle s nutrition bar with dead flies Ugh I ll let David tell you the whole story And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister s suicide This is a book that hits you with all the emotions It s the kind of book you want to share with friends, to read paragraph after paragraph out loud to anyone within hearing There s lots here Not just the humor, but the revelations that come with a certain age, of dealing with loss, of aging ...

  10. says:

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family make your reader laugh, think, and cry and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling only Sedaris can do this

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