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. (Little Brown and Company)
Due to the limited capacity of our event space this is a ticketed event. Tickets admit one and include one copy of David Sedaris' new book, Calypso.
• Mr. Sedaris will sign all his titles, but he will only sign books.
• Absolutely NO photography or video, please. Do not bring a camera.
THERE WILL BE TWO GROUPS OF TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT:
Primary Ticket Group: Because this event will be upstairs in the Vroman’s event space, seating will be limited. Only the first 130 ticket buyers will be permitted upstairs for the presentation. Seating upstairs will be first come first served for the Primary Ticket Group once they have checked in and received their copy of Calypso. Any ticket holders not in their seat by 5:45pm will forfeit their seat.
Secondary Ticket Group: Once the tickets for the Primary group have sold out we will release tickets for the Secondary ticket group also through Eventbrite. These ticketed customers will not be allowed upstairs during the presentation, and will only be allowed upstairs to get their books signed once the upstairs starts to clear out. On the day of the event when secondary ticket group check in and receive their book they will also receive a lettered line ticket for the signing line. We will try to have the presentation played throughout the store so secondary ticket group may listen, however we cannot guarantee this possibility.