Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2016) (Paperback)

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“Half the people I know have dead animals in their freezers: reptiles, birds, mammals. Is that normal?” This is one of the unique observations from David Sedaris, as he “finds” humor, sadness, and curiosity in the world around him.

— Sandra, Seattle


From bestselling author David Sedaris, for the first time in print: selections from the diaries that are the source of his remarkable autobiographical essays.
For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in print. Now, in Theft by Finding, Sedaris brings us his favorite entries. From deeply poignant to laugh-out-loud funny, these selections reveal with new intimacy a man longtime readers only think they know. Tender, hilarious, illuminating, and endlessly captivating, Theft by Finding offers a rare look into the mind of one of our generation's greatest comic geniuses.

About the Author

David Sedaris is the author of the books Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Barrel Fever. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. He lives in England.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316508209
ISBN-10: 0316508209
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publication Date: June 6th, 2017
Pages: 288
Language: English