Thursday August 13, 2020

Confessional Sedaris mixes bittersweet anecdotes with bereft heartbreak

19th August, 2018

Non-Fiction: Calypso, By David Sedaris, Little, Brown, €16.10

As soon as David Sedaris bought an oceanfront cottage, the pun-loving American humorist had decided on a name: Sea Section. Sedaris bought the house in his native North Carolina so that his family could spend more time together. “I like having a place that theoretically belongs to everyone but technically belongs to me,” he writes with his characteristic drollness.

Attuning his comic antennae...

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