Calypso - David Sedaris

Calypso

By David Sedaris

  • Release Date: 2018-05-29
  • Genre: Humor
We rated this book with: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 194 Ratings)
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David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

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 is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.

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  • Too Political

    1
    By YoshiTheHound
    It’s okay book, not one of his best. Disappointingly, a couple of stories revolve around ever predictable Trump bashing. Everyone does it now, so it’s no longer unique or funny. It’s a shame, he used to be both.
  • As always...laugh out loud

    4
    By CMNforCloud
    I have been asked at every restaurant that I am eating at...what are you reading!?
  • One of the best books I’ve read in a long time

    5
    By Htdcvhdzvhu
    An awesome book that tells stories that everyone can relate to in one way or another. Cannot recommend this book enough!!
  • More

    5
    By 4488662
    Simply stated, I forced myself to read only a chapter a day because I didn’t want to reach the end. David is a storyteller who is naked to the world. Love it,
  • Calypso

    1
    By justinechicago
    I will never purchase or read another David Sedaris book after seeing how small minded and cruel he is to his father. I also disliked all the “potty humor” in this book. Pretty base.
  • “FANtastic.”

    5
    By MATTMMEDIA
    A great summer read for those in need of some comic-relief. The author’s father sums it up tidily: “FANtastic!”
  • Calypso

    4
    By mark marco
    The iBooks review is well-writ, better than I could do. If you haven't already, become endeared to this author by reading Me Talk Pretty One Day, and, Naked, I do recommend. This book would then follow as strikingly human, like coming back to an old, frank, and rather odd friend. Have yet to finish it, I'm savoring each essay.

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