Book Review: Calypso

Calypso by David Sedaris

Calypso by David Sedaris (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2018. 272 pp) David Sedaris is an American humorist and the author of Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, among many others. He graduated from the School of Art Institute of Chicago and currently lives in West Sussex, England. When You’re Here, You’re Here When you’re here, your family. Or as a comedian suggested in his faux AI take on Olive Garden, when you’re here, you’re here. The sentiment from either slogan pushes for the value of place when building relationships. For families, aging scatters family members to the wind. Kids grow up, leave their parents, chart their own path. So, then… Read More →

Book Review: Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls: Essays, Etc. by David Sedaris (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2013.  288 pp) David Sedaris is an American humorist and the author of Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, among many others. He graduated from the School of Art Institute of Chicago and currently lives in West Sussex, England. Retreads Five seasons in, I’m facing a dilemma with the critically acclaimed series, Modern Family. Each episode treads on the same ideas. Phil Dunphy does something silly. Jay Pritchett makes a snide comment about his stepson’s masculinity. Cameron Tucker and Mitchell Pritchett are fighting about something. And yet, the show is really funny. As long as I… Read More →