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David Sedaris returns with his first new collection of personal essays since the bestselling Calypso.

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David Sedaris

is a Grammy Award-nominated American humorist and radio contributor. Sedaris came to prominence in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his essay "SantaLand Diaries. " He published his first collection of essays and short stories, , in 1994. Each of his four subsequent essay collections, (2004) , and (2008) have become New York Times Best Sellers. As of 2008, his books have collectively sold seven million copies. Much of Sedaris' humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating, and it often concerns his family life, his middle class upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, Greek heritage, various jobs, education, drug use, homosexuality, and his life in France with his partner, Hugh Hamrick.

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