David Sedaris hardly needs another endorsement, but it’s impossible not to praise his new book, Calypso. The tales range from lamentations about the election—refreshing recollections, despite all the other post-election literature —to surprisingly moving passages about his deceased sister. Sedaris will have you both laughing and crying throughout this book, and, more often than not, within the same essay. In fact, the best way to heal—as Sedaris proves again and again—is through introspection and laughter. One warning: only read on the Metro if you are comfortable laughing maniacally in front of strangers.
Calypso - David Sedaris