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David Sedaris tells all in a book that is literally a lifetime in the makingFor 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 the Dear Diary I read this book recently that was completely in diary format since the author had in fact published 25 years of diary entries Volume I apparently that started when he was about 20 21 years old and has continued on ever since He started off with brief statements and observations of his day I guess 1977 to 1983 are his really bleak years Which are typical when you re young broke and no real goals in life I think many of us could relate He s starting to sound a little humorousThe diary lightened up when I moved to Chicago partly because I was in a big city and because I felt better about myself David attended and graduated from the Art Institute here where many fabulous entries particularly his writing times at his favorite IHOP near his neighborhood Bountiful years And he s still aliveIn 1990 David moves to NYC and the world really opens up to him Tons of cleaning jobs to earn some cash millions to observe and times to write day or night He meets Hugh here thank goodness gets himself together a bit and starts to become the success he is today You know that uirky little guy that a reads his books out loud at all different venues and we pay our hard earned money to buy tickets to go listen to him willingly What a racket He s really funny though and we all like him I myself have all his books in print form and audio Personally I like sarcasmSo diary it s worth it I get my own copy today is going to drone it over I m lying I pre ordered it But I am going to also listen on audio so much better when David reads it to you Still what a racket Met David at the Aronoff Theatre in Cincinnati OH The show was great and he signed my book He told us his next book will be published May 2018 Okay Netgalley I hope it ll be available for reuest I m really disappointed that there are not any pictures in this book That New Yorker article recently got my hopes up for pictures Oh well Thanks to Netgalley and Little Brown and Company for the ARCYay got tkts to see David in October at the Aronoff TheatreNote to David Loved this book loved Calypso even however You are not off the hook on Dairies Part Two You re free to give it a title of your choice just bring it

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Theft by Finding Diaries 1977 2002

M he has honed his cunning surprising sentencesNow 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 planetWritten with Every year it seems in any undergrad English class the works of David Sedaris pop up as expected reading material I did like the basic concept of this book but the humor to me seemed very vulgar and not particularly funny and the stories themselves were wallowing in the depravity of the worst life has to offer going nowhere and presenting stuff that was either totally pointless or just weird Maybe it s just my sense of taste but to me a pornographic magazine story about a view spoiler man masturbating into a salad dressing bottle and feeding it to people hide spoiler

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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 d David Sedaris is so authentically David Sedaris This first collection of his diaries reveal him as everything you d expect and want him to be and reading it only made me love him The feeling of being in the backseat or perched on the handlebars of his bike perhaps as he struggles through his early years is both incredibly reassuring and of course hilarious There is so much fantastic observational humor in this Sedaris spends loads of time just sitting in various IHOPs and writing down what people say and do His eye ear for detail is superb And his own wonderful personality shines through at every turnMost mind blowing moment which I am spoiler tagging only because I got so much pleasure out of being surprised by it not because I actually think you can spoil historyreality view spoilerSedaris as he himself points out in the introduction very casually mentions the first time he meets his long time partnerlove of his life Hugh noting that he s handsome and gay but really being focused on the 20 he s making helping another friend move a ladder Of course Then just TWO DAYS LATER he applies for the Macy s elf gig that the time traveling reader knows would soon truly launch his career with The Santaland Diaries Holy cow Everything about this guy s life changed for the better over the course of three days in October 1990 and at the time he had no idea This gives me a lot of feelings that I can t adeuately describe but which there is probably some German word for hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “Theft by Finding Diaries 1977 2002

  1. says:

    Audiobook read by David SedarisOverall I really liked listening to David read his diaries I liked it a lotbut it grew on me I only listened to about 1 or 2 hours of it a day It was 13 hours long in length I woul

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    Find all of my reviews at I even begin this ramble I feel a disclaimer should probably be provided regarding these 4 Stars If you have not yet had the privilege of experiencing David Sedaris’ essays you most def

  3. says:

    Dear Diary I read this book recently that was completely in diary format since the author had in fact published 25 years of diary entries Volume I apparently that started when he was about 20 21 years old and has continued on ever

  4. says:

    David Sedaris explains in the Introduction of his new book that “in the UK if you discover something of value a

  5. says:

    Every year it seems in any undergrad English class the works of David Sedaris pop up as expected reading material I did like the basic concept of this book but the humor to me seemed very vulgar and not particularly funny and the stories themselves were wallowing in the depravity of the worst life has to offer going nowhe

  6. says:

    It's a free country Anybody can write about any old thing they want in their diary of course But it is beyond m

  7. says:

    David Sedaris is so authentically David Sedaris This first collection of his diaries reveal him as everything you'd expect a

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    David Sedaris is funny And he's funny in his own way It's like his humor comes in its own flavor that you can't find anywhere else Which is why when he has a new book come out it's an event This book is a collection of Sedaris's old diaries I winced at the idea for a minute then decided it'd still be worth reading I wasn't wrong This book is funny introspective and interesting It's not the best intro to Sedaris for new readers bu

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    “In order to record your life you sort of need to live it” 35 starsSo “Theft By Finding” great title is pretty straightforwardit is 25 years of selected diary entries written by Mr Sedaris The text features a lovely Introduction by Sedaris and then begins with entries from 1977 with a young roaming drug addled Sedaris doing menial labor It ends with him just getting uite “big” in the literary world 25 years later in 20

  10. says:

    I read this in print upon publication in 2017 but I’ve been working on the interior of our house and well Sedaris on audio is ALWAYS a great distraction So I’ve been doing a bit of audio multitasking lately I was fortunate enough to meet this delightful weirdo twice and get my book signed He’s one of my favorites This first v

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