The Resource Calypso, David Sedaris, (electronic resource)

Calypso, David Sedaris, (electronic resource)

Label
Calypso
Title
Calypso
Statement of responsibility
David Sedaris
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Language
eng
Summary
David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book. If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris' 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' 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' darkest and warmest book yet-and it just might be his very best
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Sedaris, David
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  • Essays
  • Nonfiction
  • Humor (Nonfiction)
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Label
Calypso, David Sedaris, (electronic resource)
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stereophonic
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online
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Isbn
9781549198335
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sound
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digital recording
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  • remote
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FE541C37-218C-4DAB-BC6F-FFBCE07B8B3E
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Label
Calypso, David Sedaris, (electronic resource)
Link
http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/fe541c37-218c-4dab-bc6f-ffbce07b8b3e
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781549198335
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
FE541C37-218C-4DAB-BC6F-FFBCE07B8B3E
System details
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Tape configuration
not applicable
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