Thursday, July 12, 2018
Calypso. While earlier stories have disclosed lots about his life and his family, the new collection does so on an even deeper level. A sense of mortality weaves these stories together, and there won’t be laughter when Sedaris talks about his relationship with his sister, Tiffany, at the time of her 2013 suicide. He reflects on his mother’s alcoholism in deeper ways as well. But don’t see this deepness as a downer. Readers will laugh at these stories because Sedaris’ wit is so sharp. Most of us will also think about our own mortality and our family relationships, and that’s fine. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Calypso from amazon.com.