The Resource Theft by finding : diaries (1977-2002), David Sedaris

Theft by finding : diaries (1977-2002), David Sedaris

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Theft by finding : diaries (1977-2002)
Title
Theft by finding
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diaries (1977-2002)
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David Sedaris
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Language
eng
Summary
David Sedaris has kept a diary for forty years, recording everything that has captured his attention -- overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences. Now Sedaris shares his private writings with the world. Theft by Finding, the first of two volumes, is an account of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet. Most diaries -- even the diaries of great writers -- are impossibly dull, because they are generally about the authors' emotions, or their dreams, or their interior life. Sedaris's diaries are unique because they face outward. He doesn't tell us his feelings about the world; he shows us the world instead, and in so doing he shows us something deeper about himself. Written with a sharp eye and ear for the bizarre, the beautiful, and the uncomfortable, and with a generosity of spirit that even a misanthropic sense of humor can't fully disguise, Theft by Finding is a potent reminder that there's no such thing as a boring day. When you're perceptive and curious, adventure waits around every corner
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Theft by finding
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An anthology of personal favorite diary entries by the best-selling author of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls features excerpts that have inspired his famed autobiographical essays and shares insights into the intimate arenas of his life
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contains biographical information
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Dewey number
818/.54/03
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.E314
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
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Diaries 1977-2002
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Theft by finding : diaries (1977-2002), David Sedaris
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Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
514 pages
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9780316154727
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2016959026
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