David Sedaris - Calypso

David Sedaris - Calypso

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 7:30 PM

The Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

David Sedaris returns to Atlanta's Fox Theatre with "Calypso," which is billed as his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book yet. 

Ticket prices range from $46-61. A Cappella will have copies of the new paperback of "Calypso" as well as Sedaris's other titles for sale at the event. Clicking the "Buy Tickets" button will take you to the Fox Theatre event site.

About the Book

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with "Calypso." You'd be wrong.

When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself.

With "Calypso," Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny--it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.

This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. "Calypso" is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.

About the Author

David Sedaris is the author of the books "Theft by Finding," "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls," "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk," "When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim," "Me Talk Pretty One Day," "Holidays on Ice," "Naked," and "Barrel Fever." He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. He lives in England.