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The Resource Calypso, David Sedaris

Calypso, David Sedaris

Label
Calypso
Title
Calypso
Statement of responsibility
David Sedaris
Creator
Contributor
Composer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 writing has 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 tumour joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet - and it just might be his very best."--Amazon.com
Summary
A latest collection of personal essays by the best-selling author of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls and Me Talk Pretty One Day shares even more revealing and intimate memories from his upbringing and family life
Tone
Writing style
Audio
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10663395
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sedaris, David
Dewey number
814.54
Literary text for sound recordings
essays
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by author
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hart, Daniel
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sedaris, David
  • Aging
  • Mortality
Target audience
adult
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Essays
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Calypso, David Sedaris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
  • "Original music composed & performed by Daniel Hart"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21428136
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
6 audio discs (approximately 6.5 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781478964179
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1030278043
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Calypso, David Sedaris
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
  • "Original music composed & performed by Daniel Hart"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21428136
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
6 audio discs (approximately 6.5 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781478964179
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1030278043
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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