Theft by Finding 1977-2002 by David Sedaris is a 514-page hardcover published in 2017 by Little, Brown and Company. The dust jacket and book are in very good original condition.
David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the making.
Is no coincidence that the world's best writers tend to keep diaries. If you faithfully record your life in a journal, you're writing every day and if you write every day you become a better writer. David Sedaris has kept a diary for 40 years. This means that if you've kept a diary for a year of your life or less, Sedaris is at least 40 times better at writing and you are.
In his diaries, he's recorded everything that has captured his attention--overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twist, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his finest work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences.
Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world. Theft by Finding, the first of two volumes, is an account of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet.