Event with David Sedaris

Watermark Books & Café is excited to be welcoming back David Sedaris! We will be celebrating the paperback release of David's most recent book, Happy-Go-Lucky, a series of essays that once again capture what is most unexpected, hilarious, and poignant about these interesting times. There is no one better to chronicle them than the incomparable David Sedaris, a Watermark customer and staff favorite. All of David's other wonderful titles are available in paperback as well, and listed below. Due to contractual limitations from the author and the publisher, we must hold the David Sedaris event in the bookstore. Our event with David will take place on Sunday, June 11th at 5:00pm CT, and is ticketed. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 21st at 9:00am -- get your tickets at the button below!

About Happy-Go-Lucky

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. As Happy-Go-Lucky opens, he is learning to shoot guns with his sister, visiting muddy flea markets in Serbia, buying gummy worms to feed to ants, and telling his nonagenarian father wheelchair jokes.
 
But then the pandemic hits, and like so many others, he’s stuck in lockdown, unable to tour and read for audiences, the part of his work he loves most. To cope, he walks for miles through a nearly deserted city, smelling only his own breath. He vacuums his apartment twice a day, fails to hoard anything, and contemplates how sex workers and acupuncturists might be getting by during quarantine.
 
As the world gradually settles into a new reality, Sedaris too finds himself changed. His offer to fix a stranger’s teeth rebuffed, he straightens his own, and ventures into the world with new confidence. Newly orphaned, he considers what it means, in his seventh decade, no longer to be someone’s son. And back on the road, he discovers a battle-scarred America: people weary, storefronts empty or festooned with Help Wanted signs, walls painted with graffiti reflecting the contradictory messages of our time: Eat the Rich. Trump 2024. Black Lives Matter.
 
In Happy-Go-Lucky, David Sedaris once again captures what is most unexpected, hilarious, and poignant about these 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.

About David Sedaris

David Sedaris is the author of twelve previous books, including, most recently, A Carnival of SnackeryThe 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, the Jonathan Swift International Literature Prize for Satire and Humor, and the Terry Southern Prize for Humor.

Sunday, June 11, 2023 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
4701 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218
Books: 
Happy-Go-Lucky By David Sedaris Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316392433
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - May 30th, 2023

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

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

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

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Calypso By David Sedaris Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316392426
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - June 4th, 2019

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

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

Naked By David Sedaris Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316777735
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - June 1st, 1998

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) By David Sedaris Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316154734
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - May 29th, 2018

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary By David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316038409
Availability: Available to order! Usually Ships to Store in 3-5 Days.
Published: Back Bay Books - October 4th, 2011

When You Are Engulfed in Flames By David Sedaris Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316154680
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - June 2nd, 2009

Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays By David Sedaris Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316779425
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - June 1st, 1995

David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium By David Sedaris, Jeffrey Jenkins, David Sedaris (Foreword by), Jeffrey Jenkins (Editor) Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780316431712
Availability: Available to order! Usually Ships to Store in 3-5 Days.
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 10th, 2017

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