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David Sedaris 6/6

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Brookline Booksmith

279 Harvard Street

Brookline, MA 02446

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Seats for this reading are now SOLD OUT. However, attendees may still register to join the signing line.

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.


Please read the following guidelines carefully before purchase:

TICKETS

  • David's Brookline Booksmith talk will begin at 6:00pm and last one hour.
  • This event requires a ticket, available only through EventBrite.
  • Present your on-screen or printed ticket for entry to the reading.
  • All tickets are nonreturnable and nonrefundable.
  • All seated tickets to the reading include a copy of Calypso. Please pick up your copy at Brookline Booksmith on the day of the event or before the end of June 2018.
  • Tickets to the reading are not valid after 5:55pm, so arrive early!

SIGNING

  • David's signing will begin at 7:00pm.
  • David will stay and sign books for everyone in line, regardless of the hour.
  • Copies of Calypso, as well as David's past titles, will be available for purchase.
  • David will sign (and personalize if desired) all of his books and scripts, as well as memorabilia and volumes to which he has contributed writing/editing.
  • David will NOT sign books by other authors.

OTHER NOTES

  • No photos or video allowed during the reading or signing.
  • Further details and updates will be sent to ticketholders via email.
  • The Used Book Cellar where the reading will take place is NOT wheelchair accessible - we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
  • If you require any disability accommodation, please contact us at events@brooklinebooksmith.com.


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