David Sedaris: Calypso
Where: Books Are Magic
225 Smith St.
718-246-2665 Price: Free
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David Sedaris graces Books Are Magic with a reading and signing of his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book yet, Calypso.
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 more past than future.
This event is free and will not be ticketed. Admission is first come, first serve until we are at capacity. If you do not get inside, you are welcome to stay in line or come back at the end of the event when David will be signing books. Let us know you’re coming on Facebook.Buy tickets/get more info now