David Sedaris To Visit Bookworks For Reading And Signing, 6/19

Beloved humor writer and performer David Sedaris is touring bookstores this summer with a new book of essays called his "warmest and darkest" yet, Calypso, on sale May 29 from Little Brown. Sedaris will visit longtime indy bookstore, Bookworks, on the evening of June 19.

Tickets for David Sedaris's tour stop at Bookworks go on sale on April 8, 9 am at Bookworks and online at bkwrks.com/david-sedaris. 150 tickets will be available for the in-store reading with Mr. Sedaris. After reading tickets are sold, fans can buy a ticket to a signing and meet Mr. Sedaris after the reading. Each reading and signing ticket will include a signed hardcover of Calypso.

April 8, 9 am: David Sedaris reading and signing tickets go on sale at Bookworks and online at bkwrks.com/david-sedaris

May 29: Calypso on sale date. Ticket holders can come to Bookworks to pick up a wristband and copy of Calypso in advance.

June 19, 4:30 pm: David Sedaris signing line forms

June 19, 5 pm: doors open to the Sedaris reading at Bookworks for reading ticket holders.

June 19, 6 pm: Sedaris reading begins.

June 19, 7 pm-late: David Sedaris signs books at Bookworks.

About Calypso:

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.

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.

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