Calypso

Calypso

Book - 2018
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Personal essays share the author's adventures after buying a vacation house on the Carolina coast and his reflections on middle age and mortality.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316392389
Branch Call Number: 921 S447
Characteristics: viii, 259 pages ; 22 cm

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imagenel
Jun 11, 2018

A breezy read: large font n' nice spacing between lines; need Large-Print copies? BPL has them. Hilariously/frivolously/morbidly/politically/sexo-scatologically funny. Between the lines, Sedaris comes across in this oyl' o 'old age serial-memoirs as a bit of a control freak, compulsive shopper for culottes, and a hypochondriac with a pre-melanoma cyst and a larger egg-size 'something' (that he froze and intended to feed it to a snapper turtle), not to mention his leaky plumbing. Many chapters exposing his family, and worse himself; plus others 'essays' on creative swearing; fighting over how to feed/keep pets; forcing his mate of 30-yrs to admit to the number of men he slept with, and when the number passed 50, chapter ends with WHORE (who-re they?) and a final chapter on "Comey" ? Well, we all grow old and accept the inevitable...so does Sedaris.

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MrsKayStephen
Apr 24, 2018

As usual, David Sedaris is hilariously clever in his new book, Calypso! He writes about his everyday life -- taking walks in the country side, spending time with his family and, of course, writing yet he manages to find the humour in these humdrum activities. Think about it, how funny can it be picking up garbage on your daily walks, becoming ill while on an airplane, watching your 92 year old father age? Not funny at all, unless you have the genius of Sedaris to find a punchline in even the most mundane story.
I recommend this book!
I received a free copy of this ebook via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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