Calypso

Calypso

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book. 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 i David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book. If you've ever laughed your way...

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  • Cheri
    Sep 28, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

    4.5 stars Wry and witty, this collection of essays is both hysterically funny one moment and heartbreakingly poignant the next. Nothing is taboo, and topics range from the serious to the ridiculous: aging, family, bodily functions, suicide, his Fitbit obsession (which I could relate...

    I already miss David Sedaris. I finished listening to Calypso as an audiobook narrated by Sedaris yesterday, and I would have been happy to keep listening for weeks, maybe months... In a way, my love of his personal essays is bizarre. There?s a fair bit of revolting bodily content an...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Calypso from Little Brown, but KNEW I would have to hear the audio version in order for my experience to be complete. I started this last Friday on my commute and remained plugged in on the way to and throughout my youngest's double-hea...

    As the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert was airing on Livestream I opened my ebook and began to read. I was soon laughing out loud. A few paragraphs later I laughed even longer and harder. I had to read out loud to my hubby. And then I knew. I could not read Calypso by David Sedaris ...

    I won't call David Sedaris a comedian. He's not. He does not try to be funny. No, he is more of a satirist, a humorist. A fine observer of life's absurdities and oddities which provide the fuel to his many beloved, hilarious reflections. He doesn't like ghost stories and sharing recipe...

    Not a full blown review, simply sharing that I adored this book. I don't normally read "compilations" or even straight up humor books but this one caught my attention and kept it until the end. I read it in a matter hours and spent the majority of that time LMAO! All the stars for ...

    David Sedaris? latest collection of humorous essays, Calypso, isn?t up there among his best books but it?s not a bad read either. The most impressive essays were on his sister Tiffany and mother Sharon. Not that they?re exploitative ? Dave?s the celeb, not his immediate...

    Looks like CALYPSO is taking over the world! Yay! Update: Now listening to the audio: FANtastic! In Calypso, David gives us 21 essays, YES, twenty-one essays or stories for us to laugh and maybe even tear-up a little. Some of these essays have been published in various periodic...

    Family, mortality, middle age-dom, Donald Trump and public bouts of diarrhea are at the heart of this audio book, along with his obsession over his fitbit, and probably too many more things to count, honestly, I was laughing too hard to try and keep track. I finally had a chance to fin...

  • JanB
    Sep 07, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

    4.5 stars Wry and witty, this collection of essays is both hysterically funny one moment and heartbreakingly poignant the next. Nothing is taboo, and topics range from the serious to the ridiculous: aging, family, bodily functions, suicide, his Fitbit obsession (which I could relate...

  • Diane
    Jul 14, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

    4.5 stars Wry and witty, this collection of essays is both hysterically funny one moment and heartbreakingly poignant the next. Nothing is taboo, and topics range from the serious to the ridiculous: aging, family, bodily functions, suicide, his Fitbit obsession (which I could relate...

    I already miss David Sedaris. I finished listening to Calypso as an audiobook narrated by Sedaris yesterday, and I would have been happy to keep listening for weeks, maybe months... In a way, my love of his personal essays is bizarre. There?s a fair bit of revolting bodily content an...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Calypso from Little Brown, but KNEW I would have to hear the audio version in order for my experience to be complete. I started this last Friday on my commute and remained plugged in on the way to and throughout my youngest's double-hea...

    As the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert was airing on Livestream I opened my ebook and began to read. I was soon laughing out loud. A few paragraphs later I laughed even longer and harder. I had to read out loud to my hubby. And then I knew. I could not read Calypso by David Sedaris ...

    I won't call David Sedaris a comedian. He's not. He does not try to be funny. No, he is more of a satirist, a humorist. A fine observer of life's absurdities and oddities which provide the fuel to his many beloved, hilarious reflections. He doesn't like ghost stories and sharing recipe...

    Not a full blown review, simply sharing that I adored this book. I don't normally read "compilations" or even straight up humor books but this one caught my attention and kept it until the end. I read it in a matter hours and spent the majority of that time LMAO! All the stars for ...

    David Sedaris? latest collection of humorous essays, Calypso, isn?t up there among his best books but it?s not a bad read either. The most impressive essays were on his sister Tiffany and mother Sharon. Not that they?re exploitative ? Dave?s the celeb, not his immediate...

    Looks like CALYPSO is taking over the world! Yay! Update: Now listening to the audio: FANtastic! In Calypso, David gives us 21 essays, YES, twenty-one essays or stories for us to laugh and maybe even tear-up a little. Some of these essays have been published in various periodic...

    Family, mortality, middle age-dom, Donald Trump and public bouts of diarrhea are at the heart of this audio book, along with his obsession over his fitbit, and probably too many more things to count, honestly, I was laughing too hard to try and keep track. I finally had a chance to fin...

    Calypso is a good collection of humorous essays by David Sedaris. I listened to this on audio, read by Sedaris himself, which was a fun experience. He's a talented performer and I (mostly) enjoyed the book. I say mostly because, like other Sedaris books I've read, he's best apprecia...

  • Elyse Walters
    Mar 30, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

  • Marialyce
    Aug 22, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

    4.5 stars Wry and witty, this collection of essays is both hysterically funny one moment and heartbreakingly poignant the next. Nothing is taboo, and topics range from the serious to the ridiculous: aging, family, bodily functions, suicide, his Fitbit obsession (which I could relate...

    I already miss David Sedaris. I finished listening to Calypso as an audiobook narrated by Sedaris yesterday, and I would have been happy to keep listening for weeks, maybe months... In a way, my love of his personal essays is bizarre. There?s a fair bit of revolting bodily content an...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Calypso from Little Brown, but KNEW I would have to hear the audio version in order for my experience to be complete. I started this last Friday on my commute and remained plugged in on the way to and throughout my youngest's double-hea...

    As the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert was airing on Livestream I opened my ebook and began to read. I was soon laughing out loud. A few paragraphs later I laughed even longer and harder. I had to read out loud to my hubby. And then I knew. I could not read Calypso by David Sedaris ...

    I won't call David Sedaris a comedian. He's not. He does not try to be funny. No, he is more of a satirist, a humorist. A fine observer of life's absurdities and oddities which provide the fuel to his many beloved, hilarious reflections. He doesn't like ghost stories and sharing recipe...

    Not a full blown review, simply sharing that I adored this book. I don't normally read "compilations" or even straight up humor books but this one caught my attention and kept it until the end. I read it in a matter hours and spent the majority of that time LMAO! All the stars for ...

    David Sedaris? latest collection of humorous essays, Calypso, isn?t up there among his best books but it?s not a bad read either. The most impressive essays were on his sister Tiffany and mother Sharon. Not that they?re exploitative ? Dave?s the celeb, not his immediate...

    Looks like CALYPSO is taking over the world! Yay! Update: Now listening to the audio: FANtastic! In Calypso, David gives us 21 essays, YES, twenty-one essays or stories for us to laugh and maybe even tear-up a little. Some of these essays have been published in various periodic...

    Family, mortality, middle age-dom, Donald Trump and public bouts of diarrhea are at the heart of this audio book, along with his obsession over his fitbit, and probably too many more things to count, honestly, I was laughing too hard to try and keep track. I finally had a chance to fin...

    Calypso is a good collection of humorous essays by David Sedaris. I listened to this on audio, read by Sedaris himself, which was a fun experience. He's a talented performer and I (mostly) enjoyed the book. I say mostly because, like other Sedaris books I've read, he's best apprecia...

    5 stars. Because it's David Sedaris. This one is a mixture of serious and funny, new for him, new for us. There are essays here about his sister's suicide, his mother's alcholism, his difficult relationship with his father, and the agony of realizing he's a gay man in the South be...

    Personal and tender, yet hilarious.. for me a perfect first book from Sedaris! These stories are outstanding.. just so darn relatable and the honesty he spills out onto his work is deeply touching. This is an amazing book I highly recommend. ? 5 ? Personal and tender, yet hila...

    4.5 enormously funny yet serious stars David Sedaris is in your face funny, irreverent always bearing a one two punch with his analysis of the world but mostly one of himself, He is often times impertinent, irreverent, and sassy, but the things he says hit their mark and find a plac...

  • Esil
    Sep 01, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

    4.5 stars Wry and witty, this collection of essays is both hysterically funny one moment and heartbreakingly poignant the next. Nothing is taboo, and topics range from the serious to the ridiculous: aging, family, bodily functions, suicide, his Fitbit obsession (which I could relate...

    I already miss David Sedaris. I finished listening to Calypso as an audiobook narrated by Sedaris yesterday, and I would have been happy to keep listening for weeks, maybe months... In a way, my love of his personal essays is bizarre. There?s a fair bit of revolting bodily content an...

  • Liz
    Aug 19, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

  • Suzanne
    Jun 25, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

    4.5 stars Wry and witty, this collection of essays is both hysterically funny one moment and heartbreakingly poignant the next. Nothing is taboo, and topics range from the serious to the ridiculous: aging, family, bodily functions, suicide, his Fitbit obsession (which I could relate...

    I already miss David Sedaris. I finished listening to Calypso as an audiobook narrated by Sedaris yesterday, and I would have been happy to keep listening for weeks, maybe months... In a way, my love of his personal essays is bizarre. There?s a fair bit of revolting bodily content an...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Calypso from Little Brown, but KNEW I would have to hear the audio version in order for my experience to be complete. I started this last Friday on my commute and remained plugged in on the way to and throughout my youngest's double-hea...

    As the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert was airing on Livestream I opened my ebook and began to read. I was soon laughing out loud. A few paragraphs later I laughed even longer and harder. I had to read out loud to my hubby. And then I knew. I could not read Calypso by David Sedaris ...

    I won't call David Sedaris a comedian. He's not. He does not try to be funny. No, he is more of a satirist, a humorist. A fine observer of life's absurdities and oddities which provide the fuel to his many beloved, hilarious reflections. He doesn't like ghost stories and sharing recipe...

    Not a full blown review, simply sharing that I adored this book. I don't normally read "compilations" or even straight up humor books but this one caught my attention and kept it until the end. I read it in a matter hours and spent the majority of that time LMAO! All the stars for ...

    David Sedaris? latest collection of humorous essays, Calypso, isn?t up there among his best books but it?s not a bad read either. The most impressive essays were on his sister Tiffany and mother Sharon. Not that they?re exploitative ? Dave?s the celeb, not his immediate...

    Looks like CALYPSO is taking over the world! Yay! Update: Now listening to the audio: FANtastic! In Calypso, David gives us 21 essays, YES, twenty-one essays or stories for us to laugh and maybe even tear-up a little. Some of these essays have been published in various periodic...

    Family, mortality, middle age-dom, Donald Trump and public bouts of diarrhea are at the heart of this audio book, along with his obsession over his fitbit, and probably too many more things to count, honestly, I was laughing too hard to try and keep track. I finally had a chance to fin...

    Calypso is a good collection of humorous essays by David Sedaris. I listened to this on audio, read by Sedaris himself, which was a fun experience. He's a talented performer and I (mostly) enjoyed the book. I say mostly because, like other Sedaris books I've read, he's best apprecia...

    5 stars. Because it's David Sedaris. This one is a mixture of serious and funny, new for him, new for us. There are essays here about his sister's suicide, his mother's alcholism, his difficult relationship with his father, and the agony of realizing he's a gay man in the South be...

    Personal and tender, yet hilarious.. for me a perfect first book from Sedaris! These stories are outstanding.. just so darn relatable and the honesty he spills out onto his work is deeply touching. This is an amazing book I highly recommend. ? 5 ? Personal and tender, yet hila...

    4.5 enormously funny yet serious stars David Sedaris is in your face funny, irreverent always bearing a one two punch with his analysis of the world but mostly one of himself, He is often times impertinent, irreverent, and sassy, but the things he says hit their mark and find a plac...

    Why I Love It Liberty Hardy When I worked as a bookseller, the thing I dreaded hearing more than anything was, ?I want to read something funny.? In my experience, you could fill a canyon with books that are sad or poignant, or full of mystery or romance. But trying to find a bo...

    Crazy funny. David Sedaris is the type of person I?d love having around because he says the things we all think but don?t say because they are weird or offensive. I found this book to be a few highly amusing hours! My quick and simple overall: funny and amusing. Very quick to r...

  • Sam Quixote
    Jul 31, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

    4.5 stars Wry and witty, this collection of essays is both hysterically funny one moment and heartbreakingly poignant the next. Nothing is taboo, and topics range from the serious to the ridiculous: aging, family, bodily functions, suicide, his Fitbit obsession (which I could relate...

    I already miss David Sedaris. I finished listening to Calypso as an audiobook narrated by Sedaris yesterday, and I would have been happy to keep listening for weeks, maybe months... In a way, my love of his personal essays is bizarre. There?s a fair bit of revolting bodily content an...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Calypso from Little Brown, but KNEW I would have to hear the audio version in order for my experience to be complete. I started this last Friday on my commute and remained plugged in on the way to and throughout my youngest's double-hea...

    As the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert was airing on Livestream I opened my ebook and began to read. I was soon laughing out loud. A few paragraphs later I laughed even longer and harder. I had to read out loud to my hubby. And then I knew. I could not read Calypso by David Sedaris ...

    I won't call David Sedaris a comedian. He's not. He does not try to be funny. No, he is more of a satirist, a humorist. A fine observer of life's absurdities and oddities which provide the fuel to his many beloved, hilarious reflections. He doesn't like ghost stories and sharing recipe...

    Not a full blown review, simply sharing that I adored this book. I don't normally read "compilations" or even straight up humor books but this one caught my attention and kept it until the end. I read it in a matter hours and spent the majority of that time LMAO! All the stars for ...

    David Sedaris? latest collection of humorous essays, Calypso, isn?t up there among his best books but it?s not a bad read either. The most impressive essays were on his sister Tiffany and mother Sharon. Not that they?re exploitative ? Dave?s the celeb, not his immediate...

  • Larry H
    Jun 15, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    Oct 19, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

    4.5 stars Wry and witty, this collection of essays is both hysterically funny one moment and heartbreakingly poignant the next. Nothing is taboo, and topics range from the serious to the ridiculous: aging, family, bodily functions, suicide, his Fitbit obsession (which I could relate...

    I already miss David Sedaris. I finished listening to Calypso as an audiobook narrated by Sedaris yesterday, and I would have been happy to keep listening for weeks, maybe months... In a way, my love of his personal essays is bizarre. There?s a fair bit of revolting bodily content an...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Calypso from Little Brown, but KNEW I would have to hear the audio version in order for my experience to be complete. I started this last Friday on my commute and remained plugged in on the way to and throughout my youngest's double-hea...

    As the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert was airing on Livestream I opened my ebook and began to read. I was soon laughing out loud. A few paragraphs later I laughed even longer and harder. I had to read out loud to my hubby. And then I knew. I could not read Calypso by David Sedaris ...

    I won't call David Sedaris a comedian. He's not. He does not try to be funny. No, he is more of a satirist, a humorist. A fine observer of life's absurdities and oddities which provide the fuel to his many beloved, hilarious reflections. He doesn't like ghost stories and sharing recipe...

    Not a full blown review, simply sharing that I adored this book. I don't normally read "compilations" or even straight up humor books but this one caught my attention and kept it until the end. I read it in a matter hours and spent the majority of that time LMAO! All the stars for ...

    David Sedaris? latest collection of humorous essays, Calypso, isn?t up there among his best books but it?s not a bad read either. The most impressive essays were on his sister Tiffany and mother Sharon. Not that they?re exploitative ? Dave?s the celeb, not his immediate...

    Looks like CALYPSO is taking over the world! Yay! Update: Now listening to the audio: FANtastic! In Calypso, David gives us 21 essays, YES, twenty-one essays or stories for us to laugh and maybe even tear-up a little. Some of these essays have been published in various periodic...

    Family, mortality, middle age-dom, Donald Trump and public bouts of diarrhea are at the heart of this audio book, along with his obsession over his fitbit, and probably too many more things to count, honestly, I was laughing too hard to try and keep track. I finally had a chance to fin...

    Calypso is a good collection of humorous essays by David Sedaris. I listened to this on audio, read by Sedaris himself, which was a fun experience. He's a talented performer and I (mostly) enjoyed the book. I say mostly because, like other Sedaris books I've read, he's best apprecia...

    5 stars. Because it's David Sedaris. This one is a mixture of serious and funny, new for him, new for us. There are essays here about his sister's suicide, his mother's alcholism, his difficult relationship with his father, and the agony of realizing he's a gay man in the South be...

    Personal and tender, yet hilarious.. for me a perfect first book from Sedaris! These stories are outstanding.. just so darn relatable and the honesty he spills out onto his work is deeply touching. This is an amazing book I highly recommend. ? 5 ? Personal and tender, yet hila...

    4.5 enormously funny yet serious stars David Sedaris is in your face funny, irreverent always bearing a one two punch with his analysis of the world but mostly one of himself, He is often times impertinent, irreverent, and sassy, but the things he says hit their mark and find a plac...

    Why I Love It Liberty Hardy When I worked as a bookseller, the thing I dreaded hearing more than anything was, ?I want to read something funny.? In my experience, you could fill a canyon with books that are sad or poignant, or full of mystery or romance. But trying to find a bo...

    Crazy funny. David Sedaris is the type of person I?d love having around because he says the things we all think but don?t say because they are weird or offensive. I found this book to be a few highly amusing hours! My quick and simple overall: funny and amusing. Very quick to r...

    2.5 stars. Chatty, mildly amusing memories about life, family life, relationships and illness. I found my self skimming in some places and mildly interested and amused in others. This might have more appeal or relevance to US readers perhaps. ...

    Ladies book club selection Audiobook #189 ...

  • Diane Barnes
    Jun 03, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

    4.5 stars Wry and witty, this collection of essays is both hysterically funny one moment and heartbreakingly poignant the next. Nothing is taboo, and topics range from the serious to the ridiculous: aging, family, bodily functions, suicide, his Fitbit obsession (which I could relate...

    I already miss David Sedaris. I finished listening to Calypso as an audiobook narrated by Sedaris yesterday, and I would have been happy to keep listening for weeks, maybe months... In a way, my love of his personal essays is bizarre. There?s a fair bit of revolting bodily content an...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Calypso from Little Brown, but KNEW I would have to hear the audio version in order for my experience to be complete. I started this last Friday on my commute and remained plugged in on the way to and throughout my youngest's double-hea...

    As the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert was airing on Livestream I opened my ebook and began to read. I was soon laughing out loud. A few paragraphs later I laughed even longer and harder. I had to read out loud to my hubby. And then I knew. I could not read Calypso by David Sedaris ...

    I won't call David Sedaris a comedian. He's not. He does not try to be funny. No, he is more of a satirist, a humorist. A fine observer of life's absurdities and oddities which provide the fuel to his many beloved, hilarious reflections. He doesn't like ghost stories and sharing recipe...

    Not a full blown review, simply sharing that I adored this book. I don't normally read "compilations" or even straight up humor books but this one caught my attention and kept it until the end. I read it in a matter hours and spent the majority of that time LMAO! All the stars for ...

    David Sedaris? latest collection of humorous essays, Calypso, isn?t up there among his best books but it?s not a bad read either. The most impressive essays were on his sister Tiffany and mother Sharon. Not that they?re exploitative ? Dave?s the celeb, not his immediate...

    Looks like CALYPSO is taking over the world! Yay! Update: Now listening to the audio: FANtastic! In Calypso, David gives us 21 essays, YES, twenty-one essays or stories for us to laugh and maybe even tear-up a little. Some of these essays have been published in various periodic...

    Family, mortality, middle age-dom, Donald Trump and public bouts of diarrhea are at the heart of this audio book, along with his obsession over his fitbit, and probably too many more things to count, honestly, I was laughing too hard to try and keep track. I finally had a chance to fin...

    Calypso is a good collection of humorous essays by David Sedaris. I listened to this on audio, read by Sedaris himself, which was a fun experience. He's a talented performer and I (mostly) enjoyed the book. I say mostly because, like other Sedaris books I've read, he's best apprecia...

    5 stars. Because it's David Sedaris. This one is a mixture of serious and funny, new for him, new for us. There are essays here about his sister's suicide, his mother's alcholism, his difficult relationship with his father, and the agony of realizing he's a gay man in the South be...

  • Margitte
    Aug 11, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

    4.5 stars Wry and witty, this collection of essays is both hysterically funny one moment and heartbreakingly poignant the next. Nothing is taboo, and topics range from the serious to the ridiculous: aging, family, bodily functions, suicide, his Fitbit obsession (which I could relate...

    I already miss David Sedaris. I finished listening to Calypso as an audiobook narrated by Sedaris yesterday, and I would have been happy to keep listening for weeks, maybe months... In a way, my love of his personal essays is bizarre. There?s a fair bit of revolting bodily content an...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Calypso from Little Brown, but KNEW I would have to hear the audio version in order for my experience to be complete. I started this last Friday on my commute and remained plugged in on the way to and throughout my youngest's double-hea...

    As the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert was airing on Livestream I opened my ebook and began to read. I was soon laughing out loud. A few paragraphs later I laughed even longer and harder. I had to read out loud to my hubby. And then I knew. I could not read Calypso by David Sedaris ...

    I won't call David Sedaris a comedian. He's not. He does not try to be funny. No, he is more of a satirist, a humorist. A fine observer of life's absurdities and oddities which provide the fuel to his many beloved, hilarious reflections. He doesn't like ghost stories and sharing recipe...

  • Debbie
    Jul 24, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

  • Tammy
    Jul 13, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

    4.5 stars Wry and witty, this collection of essays is both hysterically funny one moment and heartbreakingly poignant the next. Nothing is taboo, and topics range from the serious to the ridiculous: aging, family, bodily functions, suicide, his Fitbit obsession (which I could relate...

    I already miss David Sedaris. I finished listening to Calypso as an audiobook narrated by Sedaris yesterday, and I would have been happy to keep listening for weeks, maybe months... In a way, my love of his personal essays is bizarre. There?s a fair bit of revolting bodily content an...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Calypso from Little Brown, but KNEW I would have to hear the audio version in order for my experience to be complete. I started this last Friday on my commute and remained plugged in on the way to and throughout my youngest's double-hea...

    As the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert was airing on Livestream I opened my ebook and began to read. I was soon laughing out loud. A few paragraphs later I laughed even longer and harder. I had to read out loud to my hubby. And then I knew. I could not read Calypso by David Sedaris ...

    I won't call David Sedaris a comedian. He's not. He does not try to be funny. No, he is more of a satirist, a humorist. A fine observer of life's absurdities and oddities which provide the fuel to his many beloved, hilarious reflections. He doesn't like ghost stories and sharing recipe...

    Not a full blown review, simply sharing that I adored this book. I don't normally read "compilations" or even straight up humor books but this one caught my attention and kept it until the end. I read it in a matter hours and spent the majority of that time LMAO! All the stars for ...

    David Sedaris? latest collection of humorous essays, Calypso, isn?t up there among his best books but it?s not a bad read either. The most impressive essays were on his sister Tiffany and mother Sharon. Not that they?re exploitative ? Dave?s the celeb, not his immediate...

    Looks like CALYPSO is taking over the world! Yay! Update: Now listening to the audio: FANtastic! In Calypso, David gives us 21 essays, YES, twenty-one essays or stories for us to laugh and maybe even tear-up a little. Some of these essays have been published in various periodic...

    Family, mortality, middle age-dom, Donald Trump and public bouts of diarrhea are at the heart of this audio book, along with his obsession over his fitbit, and probably too many more things to count, honestly, I was laughing too hard to try and keep track. I finally had a chance to fin...

    Calypso is a good collection of humorous essays by David Sedaris. I listened to this on audio, read by Sedaris himself, which was a fun experience. He's a talented performer and I (mostly) enjoyed the book. I say mostly because, like other Sedaris books I've read, he's best apprecia...

    5 stars. Because it's David Sedaris. This one is a mixture of serious and funny, new for him, new for us. There are essays here about his sister's suicide, his mother's alcholism, his difficult relationship with his father, and the agony of realizing he's a gay man in the South be...

    Personal and tender, yet hilarious.. for me a perfect first book from Sedaris! These stories are outstanding.. just so darn relatable and the honesty he spills out onto his work is deeply touching. This is an amazing book I highly recommend. ? 5 ? Personal and tender, yet hila...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Apr 10, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Aug 16, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

    4.5 stars Wry and witty, this collection of essays is both hysterically funny one moment and heartbreakingly poignant the next. Nothing is taboo, and topics range from the serious to the ridiculous: aging, family, bodily functions, suicide, his Fitbit obsession (which I could relate...

    I already miss David Sedaris. I finished listening to Calypso as an audiobook narrated by Sedaris yesterday, and I would have been happy to keep listening for weeks, maybe months... In a way, my love of his personal essays is bizarre. There?s a fair bit of revolting bodily content an...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Calypso from Little Brown, but KNEW I would have to hear the audio version in order for my experience to be complete. I started this last Friday on my commute and remained plugged in on the way to and throughout my youngest's double-hea...

  • Karen
    Aug 10, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

  • Matthew
    Aug 16, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

  • Victoria
    Aug 19, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

  • Toni
    Apr 19, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

    4.5 stars Wry and witty, this collection of essays is both hysterically funny one moment and heartbreakingly poignant the next. Nothing is taboo, and topics range from the serious to the ridiculous: aging, family, bodily functions, suicide, his Fitbit obsession (which I could relate...

    I already miss David Sedaris. I finished listening to Calypso as an audiobook narrated by Sedaris yesterday, and I would have been happy to keep listening for weeks, maybe months... In a way, my love of his personal essays is bizarre. There?s a fair bit of revolting bodily content an...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Calypso from Little Brown, but KNEW I would have to hear the audio version in order for my experience to be complete. I started this last Friday on my commute and remained plugged in on the way to and throughout my youngest's double-hea...

    As the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert was airing on Livestream I opened my ebook and began to read. I was soon laughing out loud. A few paragraphs later I laughed even longer and harder. I had to read out loud to my hubby. And then I knew. I could not read Calypso by David Sedaris ...

    I won't call David Sedaris a comedian. He's not. He does not try to be funny. No, he is more of a satirist, a humorist. A fine observer of life's absurdities and oddities which provide the fuel to his many beloved, hilarious reflections. He doesn't like ghost stories and sharing recipe...

    Not a full blown review, simply sharing that I adored this book. I don't normally read "compilations" or even straight up humor books but this one caught my attention and kept it until the end. I read it in a matter hours and spent the majority of that time LMAO! All the stars for ...

    David Sedaris? latest collection of humorous essays, Calypso, isn?t up there among his best books but it?s not a bad read either. The most impressive essays were on his sister Tiffany and mother Sharon. Not that they?re exploitative ? Dave?s the celeb, not his immediate...

    Looks like CALYPSO is taking over the world! Yay! Update: Now listening to the audio: FANtastic! In Calypso, David gives us 21 essays, YES, twenty-one essays or stories for us to laugh and maybe even tear-up a little. Some of these essays have been published in various periodic...

  • Nancy
    May 11, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

    4.5 stars Wry and witty, this collection of essays is both hysterically funny one moment and heartbreakingly poignant the next. Nothing is taboo, and topics range from the serious to the ridiculous: aging, family, bodily functions, suicide, his Fitbit obsession (which I could relate...

    I already miss David Sedaris. I finished listening to Calypso as an audiobook narrated by Sedaris yesterday, and I would have been happy to keep listening for weeks, maybe months... In a way, my love of his personal essays is bizarre. There?s a fair bit of revolting bodily content an...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Calypso from Little Brown, but KNEW I would have to hear the audio version in order for my experience to be complete. I started this last Friday on my commute and remained plugged in on the way to and throughout my youngest's double-hea...

    As the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert was airing on Livestream I opened my ebook and began to read. I was soon laughing out loud. A few paragraphs later I laughed even longer and harder. I had to read out loud to my hubby. And then I knew. I could not read Calypso by David Sedaris ...

  • Mackey
    Oct 16, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

    4.5 stars Wry and witty, this collection of essays is both hysterically funny one moment and heartbreakingly poignant the next. Nothing is taboo, and topics range from the serious to the ridiculous: aging, family, bodily functions, suicide, his Fitbit obsession (which I could relate...

    I already miss David Sedaris. I finished listening to Calypso as an audiobook narrated by Sedaris yesterday, and I would have been happy to keep listening for weeks, maybe months... In a way, my love of his personal essays is bizarre. There?s a fair bit of revolting bodily content an...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Calypso from Little Brown, but KNEW I would have to hear the audio version in order for my experience to be complete. I started this last Friday on my commute and remained plugged in on the way to and throughout my youngest's double-hea...

    As the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert was airing on Livestream I opened my ebook and began to read. I was soon laughing out loud. A few paragraphs later I laughed even longer and harder. I had to read out loud to my hubby. And then I knew. I could not read Calypso by David Sedaris ...

    I won't call David Sedaris a comedian. He's not. He does not try to be funny. No, he is more of a satirist, a humorist. A fine observer of life's absurdities and oddities which provide the fuel to his many beloved, hilarious reflections. He doesn't like ghost stories and sharing recipe...

    Not a full blown review, simply sharing that I adored this book. I don't normally read "compilations" or even straight up humor books but this one caught my attention and kept it until the end. I read it in a matter hours and spent the majority of that time LMAO! All the stars for ...

  • Michael
    Oct 23, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

  • Hilary
    Nov 06, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

    4.5 stars Wry and witty, this collection of essays is both hysterically funny one moment and heartbreakingly poignant the next. Nothing is taboo, and topics range from the serious to the ridiculous: aging, family, bodily functions, suicide, his Fitbit obsession (which I could relate...

    I already miss David Sedaris. I finished listening to Calypso as an audiobook narrated by Sedaris yesterday, and I would have been happy to keep listening for weeks, maybe months... In a way, my love of his personal essays is bizarre. There?s a fair bit of revolting bodily content an...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Calypso from Little Brown, but KNEW I would have to hear the audio version in order for my experience to be complete. I started this last Friday on my commute and remained plugged in on the way to and throughout my youngest's double-hea...

    As the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert was airing on Livestream I opened my ebook and began to read. I was soon laughing out loud. A few paragraphs later I laughed even longer and harder. I had to read out loud to my hubby. And then I knew. I could not read Calypso by David Sedaris ...

    I won't call David Sedaris a comedian. He's not. He does not try to be funny. No, he is more of a satirist, a humorist. A fine observer of life's absurdities and oddities which provide the fuel to his many beloved, hilarious reflections. He doesn't like ghost stories and sharing recipe...

    Not a full blown review, simply sharing that I adored this book. I don't normally read "compilations" or even straight up humor books but this one caught my attention and kept it until the end. I read it in a matter hours and spent the majority of that time LMAO! All the stars for ...

    David Sedaris? latest collection of humorous essays, Calypso, isn?t up there among his best books but it?s not a bad read either. The most impressive essays were on his sister Tiffany and mother Sharon. Not that they?re exploitative ? Dave?s the celeb, not his immediate...

    Looks like CALYPSO is taking over the world! Yay! Update: Now listening to the audio: FANtastic! In Calypso, David gives us 21 essays, YES, twenty-one essays or stories for us to laugh and maybe even tear-up a little. Some of these essays have been published in various periodic...

    Family, mortality, middle age-dom, Donald Trump and public bouts of diarrhea are at the heart of this audio book, along with his obsession over his fitbit, and probably too many more things to count, honestly, I was laughing too hard to try and keep track. I finally had a chance to fin...

    Calypso is a good collection of humorous essays by David Sedaris. I listened to this on audio, read by Sedaris himself, which was a fun experience. He's a talented performer and I (mostly) enjoyed the book. I say mostly because, like other Sedaris books I've read, he's best apprecia...

    5 stars. Because it's David Sedaris. This one is a mixture of serious and funny, new for him, new for us. There are essays here about his sister's suicide, his mother's alcholism, his difficult relationship with his father, and the agony of realizing he's a gay man in the South be...

    Personal and tender, yet hilarious.. for me a perfect first book from Sedaris! These stories are outstanding.. just so darn relatable and the honesty he spills out onto his work is deeply touching. This is an amazing book I highly recommend. ? 5 ? Personal and tender, yet hila...

    4.5 enormously funny yet serious stars David Sedaris is in your face funny, irreverent always bearing a one two punch with his analysis of the world but mostly one of himself, He is often times impertinent, irreverent, and sassy, but the things he says hit their mark and find a plac...

    Why I Love It Liberty Hardy When I worked as a bookseller, the thing I dreaded hearing more than anything was, ?I want to read something funny.? In my experience, you could fill a canyon with books that are sad or poignant, or full of mystery or romance. But trying to find a bo...

    Crazy funny. David Sedaris is the type of person I?d love having around because he says the things we all think but don?t say because they are weird or offensive. I found this book to be a few highly amusing hours! My quick and simple overall: funny and amusing. Very quick to r...

    2.5 stars. Chatty, mildly amusing memories about life, family life, relationships and illness. I found my self skimming in some places and mildly interested and amused in others. This might have more appeal or relevance to US readers perhaps. ...

  • Jenny
    Aug 19, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

  • Book of the Month
    Jun 01, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. A collection of twenty-one personal essays on approaching middle age with humor and hope, Calypso stitches together the poignant and the satirical. Sedaris takes on a wide array of lighthearted topics,...

    David Sedaris does it again with Calypso. It?s funny, intelligent and brilliant. He?s honest with his feelings and not afraid to share the good, bad and ugly. His observations are candid, weird, perverse and humorous but honest which makes his books worth the read. ...

    One writes out of one thing only--one?s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which i...

    4.5 stars Wry and witty, this collection of essays is both hysterically funny one moment and heartbreakingly poignant the next. Nothing is taboo, and topics range from the serious to the ridiculous: aging, family, bodily functions, suicide, his Fitbit obsession (which I could relate...

    I already miss David Sedaris. I finished listening to Calypso as an audiobook narrated by Sedaris yesterday, and I would have been happy to keep listening for weeks, maybe months... In a way, my love of his personal essays is bizarre. There?s a fair bit of revolting bodily content an...

    I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Calypso from Little Brown, but KNEW I would have to hear the audio version in order for my experience to be complete. I started this last Friday on my commute and remained plugged in on the way to and throughout my youngest's double-hea...

    As the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert was airing on Livestream I opened my ebook and began to read. I was soon laughing out loud. A few paragraphs later I laughed even longer and harder. I had to read out loud to my hubby. And then I knew. I could not read Calypso by David Sedaris ...

    I won't call David Sedaris a comedian. He's not. He does not try to be funny. No, he is more of a satirist, a humorist. A fine observer of life's absurdities and oddities which provide the fuel to his many beloved, hilarious reflections. He doesn't like ghost stories and sharing recipe...

    Not a full blown review, simply sharing that I adored this book. I don't normally read "compilations" or even straight up humor books but this one caught my attention and kept it until the end. I read it in a matter hours and spent the majority of that time LMAO! All the stars for ...

    David Sedaris? latest collection of humorous essays, Calypso, isn?t up there among his best books but it?s not a bad read either. The most impressive essays were on his sister Tiffany and mother Sharon. Not that they?re exploitative ? Dave?s the celeb, not his immediate...

    Looks like CALYPSO is taking over the world! Yay! Update: Now listening to the audio: FANtastic! In Calypso, David gives us 21 essays, YES, twenty-one essays or stories for us to laugh and maybe even tear-up a little. Some of these essays have been published in various periodic...

    Family, mortality, middle age-dom, Donald Trump and public bouts of diarrhea are at the heart of this audio book, along with his obsession over his fitbit, and probably too many more things to count, honestly, I was laughing too hard to try and keep track. I finally had a chance to fin...

    Calypso is a good collection of humorous essays by David Sedaris. I listened to this on audio, read by Sedaris himself, which was a fun experience. He's a talented performer and I (mostly) enjoyed the book. I say mostly because, like other Sedaris books I've read, he's best apprecia...

    5 stars. Because it's David Sedaris. This one is a mixture of serious and funny, new for him, new for us. There are essays here about his sister's suicide, his mother's alcholism, his difficult relationship with his father, and the agony of realizing he's a gay man in the South be...

    Personal and tender, yet hilarious.. for me a perfect first book from Sedaris! These stories are outstanding.. just so darn relatable and the honesty he spills out onto his work is deeply touching. This is an amazing book I highly recommend. ? 5 ? Personal and tender, yet hila...

    4.5 enormously funny yet serious stars David Sedaris is in your face funny, irreverent always bearing a one two punch with his analysis of the world but mostly one of himself, He is often times impertinent, irreverent, and sassy, but the things he says hit their mark and find a plac...

    Why I Love It Liberty Hardy When I worked as a bookseller, the thing I dreaded hearing more than anything was, ?I want to read something funny.? In my experience, you could fill a canyon with books that are sad or poignant, or full of mystery or romance. But trying to find a bo...

  • da AL
    Sep 06, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...

    Ok, I must admit... I had never heard of this David Sedaris guy, but damn he is entertaining!! These stories, mostly about the himself and his partner Hugh, his parents and siblings ... and aging...just gave me the most laughter I?ve had in awhile! There is one about a stomach viru...

    5 cha cha cha stars! Others already knew that Sedaris would take care of us. I?m new to the game. Long ago, I tried reading one of his collections and quickly ditched it. Huh, this guy is funny? Not to me. I figured we did not match?his jokes, my sensibilities, no go. Everyone h...

    Ok, so first off, I was laughing out loud within three pages of the first chapter. Well, laughing and kind of gagging. Eating your turtle?s nutrition bar with dead flies? Ugh. I?ll let David tell you the whole story. And then in the very next chapter, he talks about his sister?...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ To say that this is a biased review might be the understatement of the decade. Many of you are already familiar with my love for the Sedaris family. It began with Amy and Strangers With Candy before I discovered her broth...

    Combine all the mixed feelings you could ever have about life as well as family -- make your reader laugh, think, and cry -- and then add in the same way the suicide of a sibling -- only Sedaris can do this... ...

  • Lori
    Jul 07, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

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    Jun 14, 2018

    I don?t think I could love David Sadaris more if I tried .....he?s already filled my entire heart - body - mind - soul - spirit - and funny bone with enough uplifting, awesome and amazing, unforgettable storytelling for a lifetime with the collection of these stories. They are pas...

    ?I?m often misunderstood at my supermarket in Sussex, not because of my accent but because I tend to deviate from the script. Cashier: Hello, how are you this evening? Me: Has your house ever been burgled? Cashier: What? Me: Your house?has anyone ever broken into it and sto...

    4.5 stars. For me, reading David Sedaris' books is like hanging out with that slightly strange friend?you may think you're crazy, but at least there's someone crazier than you out there! I've been reading Sedaris' books on and off for a number of years, since his first collecti...

    I think this is Sedaris?s finest work to date. While sticking with his usual humor and cynical delivery, he gets raw talking about topics like suicide, alcoholism, the afterlife, aging, etc. I found myself very emotionally engaged throughout the book and wanted to reach into it and g...

    FIVE STARS It's really difficult to write humor, and nobody does it better than David Sedaris! I find him absolutely hilarious, but I know he is not everyone's cup of tea. (WHY NOT??) Sedaris is in rare form with CALYPSO. Calypso, by the way, is the name his neighbors gave to his...