An Evening with David Sedaris at the Orpheum Theater

Witness David Sedaris as he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness with great skill. With the recent release of his new book, Happy-Go-Lucky, join the Q&A, an evening of all new readings, and book signing all at the Orpheum Theater on April 24.

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David Sedaris is the critically acclaimed bestselling author of thirteen books, including, Happy Go-Lucky which was longlisted for the PEN/Diamondstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay; A Carnival of Snackery; The Best of Me; and Calypso.He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. In 2019, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, Jonathan Swift International Literature Prize for Satire and Humor, and the Terry Southern Prize for Humor.

Octavia Books will have all of these titles available at the event for a book signing following his performance. And they may also be ordered now below.


Event date: 

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

Orpheum Theater 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans
Happy-Go-Lucky By David Sedaris Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316392433
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 30th, 2023

David Sedaris, the “champion storyteller,” (Los Angeles Times) returns with his first new collection of personal essays since the bestselling Calypso

Back when restaurant menus were still printed on paper, and wearing a mask—or not—was a decision made mostly on Halloween, David Sedaris spent his time doing normal things.


Happy-Go-Lucky By David Sedaris Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316392457
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 31st, 2022

David Sedaris, the “champion storyteller,” (Los Angeles Times) returns with his first new collection of personal essays since the bestselling Calypso

Back when restaurant menus were still printed on paper, and wearing a mask—or not—was a decision made mostly on Halloween, David Sedaris spent his time doing normal things.


Pretty Ugly By David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781662665271
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Published: TOON Books - February 27th, 2024

A hilariously quirky monster tale about appreciating beauty—in all its weird and wonderful forms!— by the creator of the iconic Olivia books and bestselling humorist David Sedaris.

Sedaris and Falconer make a spectacular splash with this tale of a monster turned ugly—stuck with a human face!


A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020) By David Sedaris Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316270182
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 4th, 2022

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice: There’s no right way to keep a diary, but if there’s an entertaining way, David Sedaris seems to have mas­tered it.
 
If it’s navel-gazing you’re after, you’ve come to the wrong place; ditto treacly self-examination.


The Best of Me By David Sedaris Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316242400
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 7th, 2021

“Genius… It is miraculous to read these pieces… You must read The Best of Me.” —Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

A CNN and Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Month

For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris h


Me Talk Pretty One Day By David Sedaris Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316776967
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 5th, 2001

A recent transplant to Paris, humorist David Sedaris, bestselling author of "Naked", presents a collection of his strongest work yet, including the title story about his hilarious attempt to learn French. A number one national bestseller now in paperback.


Calypso By David Sedaris Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316392426
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 4th, 2019

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.


Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls By David Sedaris Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316154703
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - June 3rd, 2014

"Sedaris is a remarkably skilled storyteller and savvy essayist....And based, on this latest collection, he's getting only better." ---Los Angeles Times

A guy walks into a bar car and...


Holidays on Ice By David Sedaris Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780316078917
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 20th, 2010

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story.


Naked By David Sedaris Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316777735
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 1st, 1998

Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his family, and his unique worldview-a sensibility at once take-no-prisoners sharp and deeply charitable.


Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim By David Sedaris Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316010795
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 31st, 2005

David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it?


A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020) By David Sedaris Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316558792
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 5th, 2021

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice: There’s no right way to keep a diary, but if there’s an entertaining way, David Sedaris seems to have mas­tered it.
 
If it’s navel-gazing you’re after, you’ve come to the wrong place; ditto treacly self-examination.


When You Are Engulfed in Flames By David Sedaris Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316154680
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 2nd, 2009

"David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art," (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book. 


Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) By David Sedaris Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316154734
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - May 29th, 2018

One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review, New York's "Vulture", The Week, Bustle, BookRiot
An NPR Best Book of 2017An AV Club Favorite Book of 2017A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017A Goodreads Choice Awards nominee


Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays By David Sedaris Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316779425
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 1st, 1995

In David Sedaris's world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred.


Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary By David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316038409
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 4th, 2011

Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new illustrated collection of animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life.


The Best of Me By David Sedaris Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316628242
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 3rd, 2020

“Genius… It is miraculous to read these pieces… You must read The Best of Me.” —Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

A CNN and Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Month

For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris h


David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium By David Sedaris, Jeffrey Jenkins, David Sedaris (Foreword by), Jeffrey Jenkins (Editor) Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780316431712
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 10th, 2017

A remarkable illustrated volume of artwork and images selected from the diaries David Sedaris has been creating for four decades


Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules By David Sedaris (Editor), David Sedaris (Introduction by) Cover Image
By David Sedaris (Editor), David Sedaris (Introduction by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780743273947
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 4th, 2005

A must-have for the fans of the #1 bestselling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris, a collection of his favorite short fiction from Flannery O'Connor to Tobias Wolff.

David Sedaris is an exceptional reader. Alone in his apartment, he reads stories aloud to the point he has them memorized. Sometimes he fantasizes that he wrote them.


Calypso By David Sedaris Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316392389
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 29th, 2018

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.


Me Talk Pretty One Day By David Sedaris Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9780316777728
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2000

A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father.


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