Grumpy, bitchy, sympathetic, sad and welcoming all at once
A rich trove for hardcore Sedaris fans
The humorist's eye for the peculiar is as sharp as ever
Sedaris' evolution will be fascinating to longtime fans; they'll love these insights into his life.
The second volume of the American humorist's diaries is full of his trademark wit
Sedaris is a singularly talented humorist who lands acerbic zingers with the calculating precision of a kamikaze pilot... Throughout the colorful, caustic yarns that fill his best-selling essay and story collections, he's maintained league-of-his-own status by staying light on his feet: Just when you're expecting a wry jab, he clocks you with a poignant gut punch.
Like Sedaris's exquisitely crafted personal essays, his diary entries explore odd hairstyles, blandly aggressive post office interactions, airport bureaucracy and the non sequiturs of small talk: micro-topics he elevates to their own pedestals of meaning and humor.
Uproarious... a must for Sedaris fans.