David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the making. For 40 years, Sedaris kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention- overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his finest work, & through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences.
Written with a sharp eye and ear for the bizarre, the beautiful, & the uncomfortable, and with a generosity of spirit that even a misanthropic sense of humor can't fully disguise, Theft By Finding proves that Sedaris is one of our great modern observers. It's a potent reminder that when you're as perceptive and curious as Sedaris, there's no such thing as a boring day.
"Sedaris, a master of incisive and comic cultural criticism, is about to get more personal than ever...Theft by Finding reveals intimate details of this literary luminary's life & mind― all told with his singular sense of humor." (Harper's Bazaar)