With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.David Sedaris is the author of eleven previous books, including, most recently, The Best of Me, Calypso, and Theft by Finding. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. In 2019, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the Jonathan Swift International Literature Prize for Satire and Humor, and the Terry Southern Prize for Humor.
Sedaris is one of the writers whose discovery you wish on friends,
because it means they have a wealth of brilliant writing to
discover . . . David Sedaris still delivering his killer lines *
Irish Examiner *
The writer's affable misanthropy and self-deprecation are on display in a new set of reflections on life and death -- Houman Barekat * Guardian *
In this latest collection of anecdotes, the American humorist David Sedaris riffs on Covid, death and family . . . No longer elifn, Sedaris has matured into a devilish imp who scourges human folly and filth -- Peter Conrad * Observer *
It's hard to think of a better living practitioner of hilarious honesty than David Sedaris * The Times *