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Theft by finding : diaries (1977-2002)

Author: David Sedaris
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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David Sedaris has kept a diary for forty years, recording everything that has captured 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. Theft by Finding, the first of two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Humor
Biography
Named Person: David Sedaris; David Sedaris; David Sedaris; David Sedaris
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Sedaris
ISBN: 9780316154727 0316154725 9780316552462 0316552461 9780316556651 0316556653 9780316508209 0316508209
OCLC Number: 960279299
Notes: LC copy signed by author.
Awards: New York Times Best Seller List.
Description: 514 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: David Sedaris.
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David Sedaris has kept a diary for forty years, recording everything that has captured 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. Theft by Finding, the first of two volumes, is an account 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. Most diaries -- even the diaries of great writers -- are impossibly dull, because they are generally about the authors' emotions, or their dreams, or their interior life. Sedaris's diaries are unique because they face outward. He doesn't tell us his feelings about the world; he shows us the world instead, and in so doing he shows us something deeper about himself. 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 is a potent reminder that there's no such thing as a boring day. When you're perceptive and curious, adventure waits around every corner.

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