David Sedaris is a genre unto himself. For nearly 30 years, his reliably hilarious, often confessional, sometimes heartbreaking, and always totally unique take on the human condition has found expression in stories that open our eyes to all that is absurd and moving about our daily existence.
In his most recent book, The Best of Me, Sedaris has compiled his favorite work, spanning decades of his career—and here reads excerpts of these truly memorable stories and essays, sprinkled with backstories and anecdotes to delight his legions of Berkeley fans.
“The genius of The Best of Me is that it reveals the growth of a writer, a sense of how his outlook has changed and where he finds humor.… It is miraculous to read these pieces placed close together, the earliest written without any knowledge of where things would lead, the last guffawing at the ridiculousness of where they did” (The New York Times Book Review).
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