David Sedaris returns with his first new collection of personal essays since the bestselling Calypso
'It's hard to think of a better living practitioner of hilarious honesty than David Sedaris' The Times
In Happy-Go-Lucky, David Sedaris once again captures what is most unexpected, hilarious, and poignant about recent upheavals, personal and public, and expresses in precise language both the misanthropy and desire for connection that drive us all. If we must live in interesting times, there is no one better to chronicle them than the incomparable David Sedaris.
'Unquestionably the king of comic writing'
HADLEY FREEMAN, Guardian
'Although Sedaris is famous for being funny, he does pain heartbreakingly well'
MELISSA KATSOULIS, The Times
'His wickedly hilarious riffs are pyrotechnics in words'
PETER CONRAD, Observer
It's hard to think of a better living practitioner of hilarious honesty than David Sedaris * The Times *
In this latest collection of anecdotes, the American humorist David Sedaris riffs on Covid, death and family . . . No longer elfin, Sedaris has matured into a devilish imp who scourges human folly and filth -- Peter Conrad * Observer *
Sedaris' signature wit has always thrived on the macabre, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that Happy-Go-Lucky is some of his darkest - and most astute - writing yet... No topic is out of bounds for Sedaris' acerbic humor and sharp observations * Time *
Sedaris is funny - invariably. That's his gift... Even amid the overwhelming gloom of the pandemic, a summer of unrest and the death of a father toward whom he still has complicated feelings, Sedaris never loses his wit or his crack timing * Los Angeles Times *
Sedaris is one of the writers whose discovery you wish on friends, because it means they have a wealth of brilliant writing to discover . . . David Sedaris still delivering his killer lines * Irish Examiner *
The writer's affable misanthropy and self-deprecation are on display in a new set of reflections on life and death -- Houman Barekat * Guardian *
Sedaris gazes unflinchingly [...] at his family, including himself, in a way that is laugh-out-loud funny yet somehow avoids being cruel -- Books of the Year * TLS *
There's a reason why David Sedaris has his own Radio 4 series and sells out Carnegie Hall in New York: as a performer of his own prose he's unmatched... The best way to enjoy Sedaris's waspish and funny essay collection is to hear it read by its author... [delivered] with impeccable comic timing -- Fiona Sturges * Guardian *
Dimensions: 196mm x 124mm x 20mm