Over three decades, David Sedaris has carved out a unique literary space—practically his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but it will also be attuned to the world outside, illuminating what is absurd and moving about our daily existence, and almost impossible to read without laughing. Here Sedaris collects 46 of his funniest pieces, in which he shops for rare taxidermy, hitchhikes with a lady quadriplegic, struggles to say "give it to me" in five languages, and hand-feeds a carnivorous bird. At the same time, he explores falling in love and staying together; seeing his own aging not in the mirror but in the faces of his siblings; losing one parent and coming to terms—at long last—with the other.
"Genius…. It is miraculous to read these pieces."—NYTBR