Author(s): David Sedaris
A new collection of essays from the #1 New York Times bestselling author who has been called "the preeminent humorist of his generation" (Entertainment Weekly). From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences. Whether railing against the habits of litterers in the English countryside or marveling over a disembodied human arm in a taxidermist's shop, Sedaris takes us on side-splitting adventures that are not to be forgotten.
* Online activity in collaboration with Little, Brown US * Promotional ebook * Major UK tour in 2014 supported by marketing and publicity
Romantic, shocking and punctuated with the kind of funnies that, if you're reading while eating, make you snort food through your nose -- Lisa Gee Independent There are lines that go off like firecrackers, storing up their hilarity until the last moment, and there are the one he lobs like little grenades amid the chaos and merriment -- David Shariatmadari Guardian There are sudden moment of honest, revelation and frailty ... Long may he write and long may the 'Indefinite Leave' sticker remain in the once stolen and now returned passport of this honorary Briton -- Viv Groskop Telegraph Brilliantly clever, inventive and funny Guardian
David Sedaris divides his time between London and Sussex. Raised in North Carolina, he has worked as a housecleaner and most famously, as a part-time elf for Macy's. Several of his plays have been produced, and he is a regular contributor to Esquire and Public Radio International's 'This American Life'.