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    • Calypso

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,055
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,516
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,471

    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 it's 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 - and dark humor - toward middle age and mortality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dark and funny

    • By dana k sherwood on 06-05-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Theft by Finding

    • Diaries (1977-2002)
    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,834
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,799

    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 fans only think they know.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A softer, sweeter Sedaris

    • By Pamela J on 05-31-17

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Me Talk Pretty One Day

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,696
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,683

    David Sedaris' collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. With every clever turn of a phrase, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter. You can also listen to Sedaris in an interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Subtly Funny Musings on Life Experiences

    • By FanB14 on 09-03-12

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,067
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,383
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,346

    From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Always a Sedaris fan, but this isn't his best

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-29-15

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,393
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,190

    In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives, a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Dina on 06-24-04

    Regular price: $17.09

    • When You Are Engulfed in Flames

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,548
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,674
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,661

    Once again, David Sedaris brings together a collection of essays so uproariously funny and profoundly moving that his legions of fans will fall for him all over again. He tests the limits of love when Hugh lances a boil from his backside, and pushes the boundaries of laziness when, finding the water shut off in his house in Normandy, he looks to the water in a vase of fresh cut flowers to fill the coffee machine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional!

    • By troconn the destroyer on 10-01-09

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Naked

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489

    Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the current mania for the memoir on its proverbial ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his family, and his unique worldview, a sensibility at once take-no-prisoners sharp and deeply charitable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Sedaris

    • By Christine on 02-07-05

    Regular price: $17.09

    • David Sedaris, Part 1

    • By: Michael Ian Black, David Sedaris
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    NPR Humorist and Best-selling Author of "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and "When You Are Engulfed in Flames," author David Sedaris became a household name in his mid-thirties after public radio broadcast his iconic holiday story "SantaLand Diaries.” 20 years later he now tours the world, selling out venues full of loyal fans. In Part 1 of his interview, Michael talks to David about how he crafts his stories and how his career as a writer and performer became so successful.

    Regular price: $0.00

    • David Sedaris, Part 2

    • By: Michael Ian Black, David Sedaris
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In Part 2 of Michael’s interview with Best-selling Author David Sedaris, they talk about growing up Sedaris and how his relationship with his father motivated him to be the writer he is today.

    In this in-depth interview show, Black takes listeners into the minds of some of today’s most fascinating celebrities and newsmakers to discuss the process of how they became, well, amazing.

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    • Holidays on Ice

    • Featuring Six New Stories
    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,795
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,790

    David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); and what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow").

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best When In SantaLand

    • By Dave on 12-06-11

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Barrel Fever and Other Stories

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 549
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    In David Sedaris' world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz, and the National Enquirer, Sedaris' collection of essays is a rollicking tour through the national Zeitgeist: a do-it-yourself suburban dad saves money by performing home surgery; a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the world; a teenage suicide tries to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; a bitter Santa abuses the elves.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • My least favorite David Sedaris so far

    • By Angela on 06-30-06

    Regular price: $17.09

    • David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,540
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 611
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606

    If you are driving, pull over. If you are at work, close your door, unless you don't mind your colleagues seeing you doubled over, in tears, on your office floor. With this recording, taped before a delirious sold out audience at Carnegie Hall, you are there as David Sedaris performs new stories from his upcoming book. A parrot who mimics an ice maker, lovers quarreling over a rubber hand, and a Santa Claus who moonlights from his job as bishop of Turkey, the cast of characters is like no other.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Like Being There

    • By Rick on 06-27-12

    Regular price: $17.09

    • David Sedaris

    • Live for Your Listening Pleasure
    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 784
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 423
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417

    LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Wish There Was More

    • By Lucy's Mom on 12-07-09

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Calypso

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny and sad

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

    • A Modest Bestiary
    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Dylan Baker, Elaine Stritch, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 838
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 836

    Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Book

    • By Patricia on 10-21-10

    Regular price: $25.08

    • When You Are Engulfed in Flames

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Taking in the parasitic worm that once lived in his mother-in-law's leg, an encounter with a dingo and the purchase of a human skeleton, and culminating in a brilliant account of his attempt to quit smoking - in Tokyo - David Sedaris' sixth story collection is a fresh masterpiece of comic writing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By Lynne on 03-02-10

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (Unabridged Selections)

    • By: Edited by David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Mary-Louise Parker, Cherry Jones
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 136

    Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules is a collection of short stories, some classic, others impending, selected and introduced by David Sedaris.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories but only 5 of 17 are included

    • By Terri Kirk on 07-13-12

    Regular price: $13.97

    • The New Yorker, July 9th and 16th 2018: Part 2 (Nathan Heller, William Finnegan, David Sedaris)

    • By: William Finnegan, David Sedaris, Nathan Heller
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In this issue: "Tunnel Vision" by William Finnegan: Can Andy Byford fix New York’s disastrous subways; "Take the Money and Run" by Nathan Heller: What’s behind the enthusiasm for universal basic income; "Active Shooter" by David Sedaris: At the firing range.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Me Talk Pretty One Day

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    David Sedaris' collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. With every clever turn of a phrase, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter. You can also listen to Sedaris in an interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wept

    • By Tanya Tear on 10-22-13

    Regular price: $14.01

    • The New Yorker, June 19th 2017 (Rachel Aviv, David Sedaris, Kelefa Sanneh)

    • By: Rachel Aviv, David Sedaris, Kelefa Sanneh
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In this issue: "The Man in the Room" by Amy Davidson; "Memories of a Murder" by Rachel Aviv; "Why Aren't You Laughing?" by David Sedaris; "The Prog Spring" by Kelefa Sanneh; and "How the Other Half Lives" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

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