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Theft by Finding by David Sedaris
Memoir

Theft by Finding

by David Sedaris

Quick take

A must-read for any Sedaris fan ... the perfect book to catch your eye and tickle your funny bone.

Why I love it

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Master of the humorous essay (and Book of the Month Judge), David Sedaris has built a career based on his witty observations about everyday life, and his diaries contain a treasure trove of raw material that shaped his distinctive writing. Theft by Finding is a 24-year spree of notes, recounted conversations (that ear for dialogue as honed as ever!), Christmas lists, overheard jokes, recipes, and straight up hilarity. A must-read for any Sedaris fan, this is the perfect book to flip through at random, looking for a gem of a sentence or two to catch your eye and tickle your funny bone.

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59 ratings
  • 47% Love
  • 25% Like
  • 19% Dislike
  • Fort Myers, FL

    I am a Sedaris fan because when I read him, I feel like I know him, but I don't know him, and this book was a perfect example of that. I have a dark sense of humor; this was right up my alley.

  • Havertown, PA

    Wonderful,happy, sad, perfect. Thank you, David. The beautiful visual of your Dad playing the movie of your mom as the Christmas guests leave will be with me always.

  • Burleson, TX

    I've never read anything like this. It's inspired me to start keeping a journal again. Wonderfully written and a fascinating look at the extraordinary everyday.

  • Tampa, FL

    Sedaris is one of my favorite authors! Another great read!

  • Fort Collins, CO

    Personal, humorous, inspiring. Sedaris never disappoints.

  • Hermosa, CA

    David. Sedaris. Amy. Sedaris. Love them!

  • Goleta, CA

    Witty, empathetic, insightful.

  • Beacon, NY

    One of my favorite authors!

  • Tucson, AZ

    Another Sedaris great!

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