David Sedaris: Calypso
Saturday June 2: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
PLEASE NOTE: The talk portion of this event has sold out! If you did not get a ticket to this event, but would like to get a book signed you will be allowed to do so per instructions from the Strand staff. Copies of Calypso and other titles will be available for purchase in the Rare Book Room, where the signing will be held. If you have not purchased a ticket or pre-ordered a book, please join the line at 9:30PM for a chance to meet David Sedaris
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.
Join us for a reading and signing with one of the most beloved authors working today.
There is absolutely NO photography or video recording permitted during the reading or signing.