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Calypso

by David Sedaris

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Calypso by David Sedaris
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    May 2018, 288 pages

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Natalie Vaynberg

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Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet.

David Sedaris' Calypso is every bit as hilarious and irreverent, as clever and incisive, as brilliant and entertaining as he has ever been. Whether you're a long-time resident or a brand new visitor to the land of Sedaris, you are sure to enjoy the ride.

As are all other David Sedaris books, Calypso is a collection of humorous essays, focusing mostly on the lovably eccentric Sedaris family and David's long-term relationship with his partner, Hugh. Occasionally, the essays extend into the world beyond this tightly-knit circle, touching on current events or the weirdness of the world at large.

Perhaps the most refreshing quality in these essays is their complete lack of formula. Each story begins in one place, meanders in every possible direction, and then, miraculously finds its way back. It may not be clear, at first, how playing a board game with one's niece ...

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