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Calypso
Calypso | David Sedaris
David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious 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.
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TheReadingRaccoon
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TheReadingRaccoon
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Hilarious essays by David Sedaris about his visits to his beach house with his family, traveling the world with his book tours and the fox that used to visit him (named Carol). It also includes darker moments like his sister Tiffany‘s estrangement and death and his mother‘s alcoholism.

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nikirtehsuxlol
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“I felt betrayed, the way you do when you discover that your cat has a secret secondary life and is being fed by neighbors who call him something stupid like Calypso. Worse is that he loves them as much as he loves you, which is to say not at all, really. The entire relationship has been your own invention.”

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marleed
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This is my first David Sedalia book - how in the world did this not happen long before now!? I loved how he wrote about his relationships with his family. It makes me smile to think of grown-ass families coming together to enjoy a vacation home. The last essay on non-English speaking European swearing is hilarious.

#DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
vivastory Yes, that one was by far the funniest 😂 This collection had a different feeling from his other works that I've read. It was a bit darker & more somber. I also loved 2mo
vivastory & this is a great seasonal read 2mo
Suet624 Definitely check out @vivastory ‘s suggestions. They are hysterical. 2mo
marleed @vivastory @Suet624 Thank you. I‘m happy to add these two books to my TBR! 2mo
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intothehallofbooks
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My husband always reads Davis Sedaris books with his eyes, but I can‘t think of ingesting this humor any other way than listening because Sedaris reads it himself. We took a road trip a few days ago and listened to this-my husband‘s first time, my third time. I think my husband has converted to a Sedaris audiobook fan. He‘s so funny and we love his humor so much.

Also: When I feel stressed or overwhelmed, I listen to his books.

Ericalambbrown Listening to Mr Sedaris is go-to for me when I am anxious or blue, too. He has helped shake me out of many a blah day over the years. 3mo
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Revisiting Sedaris is always a good choice! I‘m getting hyped up for the second installment of his diaries, out next week. This was my third time through this, easily one of my favorite essay collections. It‘s dark and deeply personal, but still often funny as hell. The gastrointestinal essay, “I‘m Still Standing,” kills me every time! #reread

ICantImReading Oh I didn‘t realize he has something new coming out! 😀 (edited) 4mo
britt_brooke @ICantImReading Yep!! 🤗 It‘s his diaries from 2003-2020. 4mo
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britt_brooke @Cinfhen Me, too❣️🤩💃🏼 4mo
ICantImReading @britt_brooke thank you for putting this on my radar, now I‘m also excited for it!! 😂 4mo
JacqMac Ohh I didn‘t know it was next week. Thanks! I love him. 4mo
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britt_brooke
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🎧👟 Sometimes you just need to revisit a favorite Sedaris. It‘s absolutely gorgeous out!

#audiowalk #reread

Megabooks Calypso is one of my favorites from him. Can‘t wait for Snackery!!! 4mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Same and same!! 4mo
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Curvybookgirl
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I borrowed this from the library at work as part of their uplifting collection for NHS staff. It‘s full of great family stories which I really enjoyed. This is definitely a feel good read

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vivastory
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I was in the mood for a collection of humorous essays. Calypso is a deeply personal book. Despite a few pieces that made me chuckle, the humor is a bit sparse as Sedaris writes of not only his sister's suicide & his mother's early passing, but of an increased awareness of his own mortality. Although it didn't exactly fulfill what I was looking for, I'm glad I read it. As a side note, I used to *hate* this cover. Now I find it a bit intriguing.

Megabooks I agree with everything in this review. Definitely a less funny collection than his others. It was hard to read his reflections on Tiffany, but I understand why he wanted to share his thoughts. I did think most of the stories about the Sea-Section were funny though. 5mo
vivastory @Megabooks I did like how vacation & holidays at the Sea-Section became a reoccurring theme throughout the book. I def appreciate his honesty with his relationship with his sister, this was just a bit more serious than I was expecting it to be. What are your fave Sedaris collections? I've also read Me Talk Pretty One Day. 5mo
Megabooks My fav is actually a more obscure collection: When You Are Engulfed in Flames. (I‘ll tag it.) But I think Me Talk Pretty and Let‘s Explore Diabetes with Owls are the two that are most commonly thought of as his funniest. Want to weigh in fellow super fan @britt_brooke ?? 5mo
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Megabooks I used to like his childhood/early collections more but for some reason I‘m tired of them, however this is the one I‘ve listened to most of those. (edited) 5mo
Megabooks Hmmm…Corduroy and Denim has a better Litsy rating than Diabetes. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Perhaps it depends if you want older stories or newer ones. Perhaps I have read C&D too much since 2004!! 😂😂 (edited) 5mo
vivastory @Megabooks Thanks! I was planning on sto[pping by the library tomorrow to return some books & to pick up Lin's “Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu“ I just looked & I see that there's a copy of When You are Engulfed etc on the shelves, so I'll grab it when I'm there. 5mo
Megabooks Looking forward to your review! I hope you like it as much as I do. 5mo
Leftcoastzen I listened to Me talk pretty on audio . I don‘t think I have ever laughed so hard in my life during You can‘t kill the Rooster .Awkward , at the time I was driving & had to pull over .😂 5mo
vivastory @Leftcoastzen Yes! I remember reading that book while waiting at the mechanic & laughing a lot 5mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Oops! I saw this tag pop up the other day and forgot to respond. 😩 Me Talk Pretty is my favorite, but Calypso is a close second. I love them all except Squirrel Meets Chipmunk. It was dumb. 😂 But Sedaris is an absolute favorite! Seeing him again next month. 5mo
britt_brooke Scott, I‘m not sure if you‘re an audiobook fan, but his narration really adds another layer to the humor. 5mo
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vivastory
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This essay on insults from different countries😂🤭

Megabooks So funny!! I drag my balls along your mother‘s memory cake I think was one! 5mo
vivastory @Megabooks Yes 😂 😂 5mo
britt_brooke Loved this story so much! 😂 5mo
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sarahbellum
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2020 was another light reading year. There were long stretches where I just didn‘t have the mental and emotional bandwidth to follow a story- daily life during a pandemic was incredibly draining (as you all know). I focused on humorous and light titles (I was especially delighted by Calypso, the Agatha Raisin series, Anne of Green Gables, and Bridget Jones‘s Diary). I also started listening to recorded performances of plays- highly recommend!

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QBub
Calypso | David Sedaris
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Ever since hearing The SantaLand Diaries on NPR, I‘ve been a fan of David Sedaris. I bought at an airport newsstand intending to read it on the 5 hour flight home. I started it in the boarding lounge and finished it before the first boarding announcement for my flight. Sedaris‘ wit is dry and understated. He uses simple language to turn a phrase with such ease you find yourself asking “now why can‘t I write like that?” He‘s a comedic genius.

Nute I‘ve read a couple of hi books and have listened to several author talks with him. His storytelling and ease of humor cannot be matched! I‘m not surprised that you were able to read that entire book before boarding your flight though it was purchased for the onboard travel time.😂 Did you purchase another book? 6mo
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rather_be_reading
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Loved the newest work from Sedaris. This one is all about his adult life. As usual, it was hilarious. If you lilke Sedaris, it is a must read.

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Book 72

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TiminCalifornia
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Overall a very enjoyable collection of stories told in the quintessential Sedaris style. I often found myself smiling widely as I listened.

#audiobook

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TiminCalifornia
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No bingo in March for #bookspinbingo but I knocked a few books off the TBR list. Calypso review coming soon...

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great month!! 10mo
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Beatlefan129
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This is not my first experience with Sedaris work, thankfully. Per usual, my experience varied from chapter to chapter from laughter to tears to cringing. I was not expecting how dark some chapters would be, particularly the ones discussing his sister‘s suicide. I listened to this on audio, which is read by Sedaris and includes some live recordings. Overall, I liked it but it‘s definitely not my favorite of his.

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Lchnessmnstr
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Listening to David Sedaris read his stories from 2015 in 2020, I just can‘t help but wonder what he‘s thinking and feeling now... 2015 Sedaric: Trump is running for president?!? Conspiracies about the CDC, seriously?! oh man...

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Abailliekaras
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I had a tough week recently & didn‘t have the patience for fiction. This hit the spot. Sedaris‘s misanthropic observations, honestyy & deadpan humour were just the tonic. I laughed out loud in parts, & there is love too. Sometimes you need a friend who understands life, death & the human condition but isn‘t soppy or sentimental - Reading this is like taking a trip with such a friend. An original thinker, self-aware, flawed, & great company.

BarbaraBB Great review too! 13mo
Abailliekaras @BarbaraBB thank you! ☺️ 13mo
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paisleyjess
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Not my favorite of his as it seemed to focus only on his family time at one of his many houses, but still funny and thought provoking as usual.

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I'm giving up on politics and going back to reading more. Much happier way to spend the time. Plus I got a new Kindle for easy library downloads!

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intothehallofbooks
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LOVE!! I have real-life friends that are not fans of Sedaris because he sort of pokes fun of NC. I don‘t understand this. His books and interviews are like a balm to my soul when it is weary. In Calypso, I especially love that he is able to lend humor to some of life‘s heavier things: loss, grief, shame, and how some folks are here in NC. I often wonder how his family feels about being the center of some of his dark, hilarious humor.

#ReadYourWay

TheSpineView 👍🧡📚 1y
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intothehallofbooks
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Listening again to one of my favorites. I love David Sedaris.

Megabooks Yes!! 1y
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jouleian
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book was really something and I feel as though you have to have a bit of an open mind to understand this book. The dry humor is second to none. If you‘d like a does of dysfunction from someone else‘s family this book is for you. #highlyrecommend #litsy #comedy #calypso

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jouleian
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I just started this one bc I‘ve been needing a good laugh and I legit just spit water at my laptop 😂😂😂😂😫😫😫. I don‘t even know what to say except this book just slays me 😂😂😂 #hilarious #litsy #calypso #audiobook

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LazyLimaLife
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This is classic Sedaris. From “Now We Are Five” to “While You‘re Up There, Could You Check On My Prostate?” this is touching, hysterical and transparent. It tugs at all the feelings and makes you happy to have spent time with the Sedaris‘. Recommended 100%.

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Sargar114
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My first experience with Sedaris. I get the appeal and humor; there were definitely some LOL moments for me, but this style of writing is just not my thing. If I try Sedaris again, it may be in audio version. Read for July bookspin, but since I didn‘t finish in time...figured I‘d pass on the tag. Womp womp

Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira I‘m sorry for your so-so, but glad you got some LOL. Just wanted to highlight that the BookSpin guidelines state that we can tag even if the read is done later. I kindly encourage you to do so to join & share the fun 🤗🙏🏻 1y
Sargar114 Good looking out @Josee.a.lu.lit.et.lira 1y
Sargar114 #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks better late than never 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1y
TheAromaofBooks Oh late reads totally count!!! You just have to let me know which month they are for - which you did - and I'll still put a check for that month!! 1y
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Sargar114
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Literally just listened to a podcast about this: Swindled (really interesting, funny, and well done about white color crime). It‘s funny when worlds collide

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Sargar114
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In an effort to make a dent in my #bookspinbingo, I was trying to catch up on some reason. One of my boys demanded I come up and help him catch his balloon cause I‘m the tallest. He said it was okay to read in his brothers bed. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira Adorable 🥰 Good luck with the reading 🙃 (edited) 2y
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Sargar114
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Well that didn‘t age well 😷🤔

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Litsi
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This essay collection is like a buffet of comfort food paired with an intriguing wine. He manages to talk about the common challenges of ageing in a soothing way. Soothing because what makes us sad - watching our loved ones‘ loosen their grip on life - makes everyone else sad too. Ergo, we‘re not missing out on life. Sedaris spices this commonality up with details from his celebrity/ rich & leisured life and his raw perceptions on it. Worthwhile.

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Sargar114
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Oh man, this made me LOL 😂🤣😂🤣

Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira You got me, stack add! 🙂 (edited) 2y
Momob121 One of my favorite lines in that book. Sedaris is always good for a laugh! 1y
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Sargar114
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My apologies for the messy writing. Cheated slightly as started reading a few...but probably my only chance at actually completing a #bookspinbingo line! If I can finish the #bookspin fast enough, I think the #doublespin will be a quick read. Also luckily have #sundaybuddyread worked out giving me a fighting chance! Let the fun begin!!!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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JonathanDunne
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21 semi-autobiographical humorous tales. If we look hard at our friends, family members, strangers across the way in waiting rooms, we can all recall people/characters just like the ones in Calypso. Why? because reality is stranger than fiction which is why Sedaris books work.

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CoffeeNBooks
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Cinfhen Ohhh, love him!!! Definitely makes you laugh 😆 2y
Tonton The cover❣️ 2y
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JenDR
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Currently reading this one. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed reading Sedaris. I need to catch up on his books that I have missed.

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Sg1224
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Loved this collection of personal essays. Dark and dry humor is my jam. The chapter titled -A number of reasons I‘ve been depressed lately- was too relatable to November 2016...👀.

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bookishbitch
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It was better than so-so but not quite a pick. It started off strong and I was laughing out loud. The rest was still interesting but not as funny all the way through. I would still listen to more by him though. My library is closed now, and rightly so, but I won't be able to get any more audio books for a spell.

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Megabooks
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So hopefully this is dad and my last relisten to David Sedaris for awhile. We both adore him, although this is one of the harder ones for us to listen to together due to the political commentary and Tiffany‘s suicide. If his books were cassettes, they would have wear spots!

I think we‘re going to start with Steve Martin‘s memoir (thanks @Reagan ) and Lab Girl, which I‘ve read in print (thanks @Caterina ), and go from there. Thank you all!! 💙

britt_brooke Lab Girl is great on audio, but you‘ll def need to speed it up quite a bit. She talks super slowly. 2y
Megabooks @britt_brooke thanks for the heads up!! 2y
Caterina Yay enjoy Lab Girl!! 😊 And I second @britt_brooke , I definitely sped it up! 😂 2y
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Reagan Oh, I really hope you like it! I'm a huge fan and it was a real standout for me. He's had a very interesting life. 2y
Megabooks @Reagan dad and I are excited about it!! 2y
Reviewsbylola Brian is convinced the only audiobooks I listen to are Sedaris‘s. 😂 Every time he hears him speaking from my phone he says this guy again?!?! 2y
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Megabooks
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So dad and I are making a two-hour drive once or twice a week now, and we need suggestions about audiobooks!!

No politics...we don‘t agree. Nonfiction ONLY please!

Favorite audiobooks we‘ve listened to together: anything by David Sedaris, American Kingpin, American Pain, Evicted, The Way I Heard It, Unmentionable.

Thanks y‘all!! 🤩🤩

LiteraryinLawrence How about Born a Crime? That audiobook read by Trevor Noah was excellent! 2y
thebluestocking I‘d suggest Bad Blood, Killers of the Flower Moon, and Talking to Strangers. If you two like habit-type books, anything by Gretchen Rubin or Charles Duhigg. If you two like food-related books, The Omnivore‘s Dilemma might work. 2y
Reagan Bryan Cranston‘s memoir was a great listen. So was Steve Martin‘s. 2y
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Caterina I loved Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, How to Be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery, and Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets (an Audible Original) - all on audio! 2y
wanderinglynn I enjoyed Code Girls by Liza Mundy, Fly Girls by Keith O‘Brien, and Oliver Wendall Holmes by Stephen Budiansky. 2y
Soubhiville If science and animals are interesting for you, both The Soul of an Octopus and The Dragon Behind the Glass were wonderful. 2y
Lindy Anything by Mary Roach (except Bonk, only because that might be awkward listening with your dad); Malcolm Gladwell; Bee Wilson or Helen Macdonald. Poison Squad by Blum; Fate of Food by Little; Word by Word by Stamper. Also, what about podcasts? 2y
CaroPi Try When Hitler took Cocaine. Or mythos by Stephen fry if you want a laugh and learn or red learn history in a fun way 2y
ljuliel I‘ll post these one at a time since I‘ll have to look them up. Not sure exactly what all you‘d like so I‘ll do memoirs first which were some of my favorites. Hilarious about a family that takes really odd vacations every year. Narrator is a hoot. 2y
ljuliel Memoir that is the best thing I listened to last year. 2y
ljuliel Willie Nelson. Even if you‘re not a fan I bet you‘ll like him after listening to his story. . 2y
ljuliel This has politics but it‘s a LONG time ago and is more about President Garfield and his assassin and how they ended up crossing paths. 5 gold stars for this. 2y
ljuliel Holler if you want more ideas. I have about 650 audiobooks. 2y
julesG I second @Lindy - anything by Mary Roach except Bonk. 😁 2y
TheAromaofBooks I don't do many audiobooks, but do remember loving All Creatures Great & Small. 2y
Amandajoy If you two don‘t agree on politics, this could be a really great one to listen to 2y
Panic70 Nonfiction only correct? I did enjoy any of Carrie Fisher‘s books. She does mention politics in some of her books but it‘s not controversial. Hard to explain without a spoiler. She reads the books herself and she‘s hilarious. 2y
Megabooks @britt_brooke I didn‘t see yours before I posted, but I think he‘d like Living Biblically, and it‘s been on my TBR. Thanks for the reminder! 👍🏻 2y
Megabooks @LiteraryinLititz it is excellent, but he associates Trevor with TDS, so it‘s a no-go. 2y
Megabooks @thebluestocking we listened to BB and Killers and enjoyed both. I‘ll look into the others, though. Thank you! 2y
britt_brooke @Megabooks I‘ve really liked all of AJ Jacobs‘s books, but that one is my favorite. 2y
Megabooks @Reagan definitely great choices! 2y
britt_brooke @ljuliel Ha! I suggested the Willie Nelson, too. Totally missed your comment. It‘s a great read! #greatminds (edited) 2y
Megabooks @Caterina we‘re going to try Lab Gurl and I think he may like Su Montgomery too. Thanks! 2y
Megabooks @Lindy @julesG we‘ve listened to grunt, which we liked, but not the others! Great suggestions. He loves lives podcasts, but I can‘t stand the majority of them. 2y
Megabooks @CaroPi great suggestions!! 😁 thanks! 2y
Megabooks @ljuliel thank you!! And thank you for tagging them. I hadn‘t heard of most, so I‘ll look at the blurbs with him. 2y
Megabooks @TheAromaofBooks I read that my first year as a vet. That was a tumultuous time and I‘d probably cry if I read it again. 2y
Megabooks @Amandajoy great suggestions!! I had been meaning to listen to the Gaiman. 2y
Megabooks @britt_brooke and thank you for tagging them! I‘ll let him look at the blurbs too! 👍🏻🤗🤗 2y
Megabooks @Panic70 great idea. He and I are both mild Star Wars fans. 2y
Megabooks @hes7 I‘m definitely not a fan...idk why. I think there was a bad 80s sleepover involved. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ P 2y
hes7 You probably shouldn‘t listen to it then. 😂😂 We can‘t all love it. 2y
Panic70 @Megabooks Your dad might enjoy Debbie Reynolds book as well. She was unlucky in love but it shows how much she loved her children. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Ohno, I'm sorry to hear that. Although in fairness I usually end up crying when I read Herriot even though I wasn't going through an emotionally difficult time the first time I read him - his stories are just so poignant! 2y
Megabooks @Reggie thank you!! 2y
Megabooks @TheAromaofBooks yes, his stories were wonderful to read then, but you‘re right, even on their own emotional. 2y
Reviewsbylola Also, I don‘t know how you and your dad align on issues of racism but I‘m listening to this now and it is so good. It‘s amazing how the author can inject humor into such a sad subject. 2y
Reviewsbylola NM, disregard my last rec. It just got overtly political. 🤣 2y
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JenReadsAlot
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Love David Sedaris! #1wordtitle @MrBook

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CoverToCoverGirl The unvarnished truth! 2y
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Tiltedwhirled
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This both funny and bittersweet. I liked it.

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Mehso-so

I think it's me...
While I enjoy some of this and found it funny. Most parts bore me and made me wish I've chosen one of Sedaris' other books.
Everyone seems to really enjoy his work, so I wanted to try it out. But didn't quite found what I was looking for.
Any suggestions?

ljuliel Some people might just not like him , which is ok. I‘ve liked all his books, some more than others. This one was probably my favorite. If you can find a copy, try this one . If you don‘t like it, you might want to move on to someone else. 2y
VioletBramble I think this one is his best. It contains my favorite stories. 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile Thanks @ljuliel, I'm adding it to my TBR. It's not that I didn't like him, it was just not what I expected. 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile @VioletBramble I'm adding this one to my TBR as well 😁 2y
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Not doing to bad on my #JumpStart2020 #Readathon
Got 21hours already of the 35hours I committed
3 comics done
1 novels done
And two more in progress ....

@Lizpixie @Clwojick

Lizpixie Bravo👏👏👏You‘re doing better than me! 2y
Clwojick Way to go! You‘re crushing it! 🙌🏻🔥 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile @Lizpixie @Clwojick , let's just hope I can keep thia up 😁 2y
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4thhouseontheleft
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Thank you @riveted_reader_melissa for hosting this fantastic nonfiction challenge! Some of the best books I read in 2019 are on this BINGO board, I can't wait to start the 2020 one!

Stand outs:
💥Becoming
💥Calypso
💥Hey, Kiddo
💥She Said
💥We're Going to Need More Wine
💥Every Body Yoga
💥As You Wish

#nonfiction2019

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations 🎉. I see some of my favorites on there too! Great reading year! 2y
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swishandflick
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Mehso-so

I feel like Sedaris is someone I would get along with and find funny in person, but Calypso just didn't do it for me. Granted, essays and short stories aren't really my thing in general and this was my first experience with his work, but I definitely wasn't laughing out loud like many reviews say. It was a quick read and I never felt the need to bail, but I also don't feel compelled to read more. My tan is coming along nicely though! ☀️

vivastory I hope you're having a great time! ☀🌊📚 2y
inthegreensandblues I don't ever read his books but really enjoy going to his live shows; my best friend is a huge fan so we've seen him in person like four times? in the past ten years. Last time was about a month ago and I did laugh pretty hard. 😄 2y
Erinreadsthebooks That tan is on point! I have never been that tan in my whole life. I‘ve just recently reached the non-blinding stage of my red headed life 😂👩🏻‍🦰 2y
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PSreads73 I‘ve considered getting this book a number of times but always pass it up. I haven‘t read much in the comedy category. Also, your legs are beautiful. 2y
swishandflick @vivastory I am, thank you! 😄 2y
swishandflick @inthegreensandblues I can imagine he'd be great live! Or maybe even on audio rather than print! 2y
swishandflick @Erinreadsthebooks Haha, thank you! My vacations basically just consist of laying in the sun in beachy locations but I've always tanned pretty quickly 😂 2y
swishandflick @PSreads73 I had done the same thing with this one! Only picked it up this time because it was at the library and I figured why not 🙃 2y
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MrBook
Calypso | David Sedaris
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Second replenishment batch for my Year‘s #Bestsellers Display! 😊

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksDisplays

ljuliel Calypso. I can‘t see the 3 brown ones on the bottom. 2y
MrBook @ljuliel , those are reflections. 😆 I love ya, girl! 🤗🤗🤗 2y
ljuliel Oh 😱😳. Sorry, it looks like 3 more books on the bottom ! I‘d say I need glasses 👓 but I‘m already wearing them. 🤓. Thank you kindly for the speedy reply. 2y
MrBook @ljuliel ☺️🙌🏻 2y
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BookNAround
Calypso | David Sedaris
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I got to go see David Sedalia tonight when one of my neighbors couldn‘t go at the last minute. He‘s as hilarious as billed. Also, completely inappropriate. 😂 He signed my book and drew a portrait of me from the back naked. I think he just wanted a reason to be able to use his silver Sharpie! LOL!

ljuliel Isn‘t that neat ! 2y
Soubhiville That‘s awesome. I‘d love to see him. 2y
BookNAround @Soubhiville He‘s really great in person. 2y
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