Theft by Finding

Theft by Finding

Diaries 1977-2002

Audiobook CD - 2017 | Unabridged.
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For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available. Now, Sedaris brings listeners his favorite entries. From deeply poignant to laugh-out-loud funny, these selections reveal with new intimacy a man longtime readers only think they know.
Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ℗2017
ISBN: 9781478915768
Branch Call Number: 921 SEDAR
Characteristics: 11 audio discs (approximately 14 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, rda
audio file, CD audio, rda
Alternative Title: Diaries. Selections


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Fans of David Sedaris rejoice: you now have access to (many!) selected entries of his personal diaries, dating from when he first started documenting weird and quirky things observed during in his neighbourhood when he was poor and a drug addict art student in Chicago and Raleigh NC, to his rise ... Read More »

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Aug 24, 2020

Excerpts from his diary demonstrate the benefits of writing one's own diary. Interesting tidbits along the years show how he's evolved. Made me think of how I've changed over the years, too. Humorous writing as usual.

Jan 26, 2020

He's a talented writer, that much is evident. But the character mostly stumbles around and snuffs cocaine and has no ambition, things just happen to him, he drifts along in life. I don't like this character, and that's just my personal preference. Is it realistic? Sadly, it is. But I want characters and stories to look up to, not another day just to feel despair for people throwing their lives away with sex and drugs and self harm.

JCLHopeH Jan 06, 2018

Lots to love if you're already a Sedaris fan, as his diary (especially the later entries) are not that different from his other autobiographical works. I enjoyed hearing more about his life around the time that he was working on and releasing other books I've read. Laughed out loud while listening in my car many times, and I got a kick out of hearing familiar theme songs from NPR worked into the audiobook!

JCLRachelN Jun 28, 2017

I highly recommend listening to the audio version of any of Sedaris' books. The text is funny on its own but he really delivers it well when reading. This is the first part of selected diary entries Sedaris has been keeping for the past forty years. There are some serious entries but many feature humor and absurdity in the everyday.

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