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Theft by finding : diaries (1977-2002) / David Sedaris.

Sedaris, David, (author.).

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  • 41 of 44 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Greenwood Public Library.

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood 814.54 SED (Text) 36626103842241 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316154727
  • ISBN: 0316154725
  • Physical Description: 514 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2017]
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 3 / 5.0
    • Copy Count: 2 / 5.0

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Sedaris, David > Diaries.
Humorists, American.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LGBT.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
HUMOR / Essays.
HUMOR / Men, Women & Relationships.
Genre: Humor.
Diaries.
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    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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