Yep, it’s official: David Sedaris has a new book out called Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). That, of course, is good news; when it comes to random narratives about everyday life, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone today writing in the English language who not only writes with more panache, but can also narrate these stories out loud and in person better than anyone. Don’t believe me? Check out his reading of this classic story, “Six to Eight Black Men,” one of many gut-bustingly (you’re welcome for the new addition, OED)hilarious stories from his book Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.
Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) wrote a great review of the book for The New York Times titled “David Sedaris’s Diaries Track a Path From Struggle to Success.” However, if you want to listen to the man himself wax poetic about Theft by Finding, you can listen to David Sedaris here.