Theft By Finding (Diaries) by David Sedaris

Having read pretty much everything else he’s written, it was fun to read these and see both pieces of things I recognized and some personal insights and background that didn’t make it into finished essays. The later I got in the book, the more I started to recognize his familiar voice–I wonder if he started writing the diaries in a more self-consciously crafted way once he had become a somewhat recognized writer, or if his natural, casual voice evolved and populated both private and public writing–or maybe he edited the text more heavily in the later years. Either way, this was great fun to read for this Sedaris fan.

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