Theft by Finding

Theft by Finding

Diaries (1977-2002)

Audiobook CD - 2017
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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.
Publisher: ©2017.
New York, NY :, Hachette Audio,, [2017].
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ©2017.
ISBN: 9781478949299
9781478915768
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio
digital,optical
11 audio discs (approximately 14 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Diaries (1977-2002)
Summary: 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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JCLRachelN Jun 28, 2017

I highly recommend listening to the audio version of any of Sedaris' books. The text is funny on its own but he really delivers it well when reading. This is the first part of selected diary entries Sedaris has been keeping for the past forty years. There are some serious entries but many feature humor and absurdity in the everyday.

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