A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020)


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Back Bay Books
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5.55 X 8.24 X 1.53 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

David Sedaris is the author of thirteen books, including Happy-Go-Lucky, A Carnival of Snackery, and The Best of Me. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. In 2019, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the Jonathan Swift International Literature Prize for Satire and Humor, and the Terry Southern Prize for Humor.


"A rich trove for hardcore Sedaris fans."--Kirkus Reviews
"Finding meaning and humor in life's interstices... is Sedaris's unique genius as a writer... What is fascinating about this book is that narrative coherence is not apparent from one sentence or paragraph to the next but emerges through the sequence of entries over many years."--David Takami, Seattle Times
"Sedaris fans will thrill to this opportunity to poke around in the writer's personal diaries, which he has faithfully kept for four decades and used as raw material for his hilarious nonfiction as well as his performances."--Paul S. Makishima, Boston Globe
"Perhaps his most intimate book... Sedaris has become a reigning master of crystalline social commentary and blisteringly humorous self-reflection."--Lauren Christensen, Los Angeles Times
"Randomly open to any page and you'll find a gem... Sedaris's gift is to make you stop and think one moment and laugh out loud the next."--Rob Merrill, Associated Press
Praise for A Carnival of Snackery:

"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."--Rachel Rosenblit, Washington Post
"Uproarious... a must for Sedaris fans."--Lesley Kennedy, CNN
"Mesmerizing and jolting... Sedaris' shrewdly sketched world travelogue, hilarious anecdotes, and frank reflections on loved ones, and life's myriad absurdities and cruelties major and minor, make for a delectably sardonic, rueful, and provocative chronicle... fans don't want to miss a word."--Donna Seaman, Booklist
Praise for Theft by Finding:

"Sedaris is no ordinary diarist. He's more like a private detective, sneaking around and capturing his subjects in moments when they think no one is looking."--Fiona Maazel, O, The Oprah Magazine
"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."--New York Times Editors' Choice