Each Tuesday, Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where readers post the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book that they are reading or plan to read. David Sedaris, is one of my "go to" authors for when I need some comic relief. Looking forward to beginning his latest book.
Calypso; David Sedaris
Little Brown - 2018
"Though there's an industry built telling you otherwise, there are few real joys to middle age. The only perk I can see is that, with luck, you'll acquire a guest room. Some people get one by default when their kids leave home, and others, like me, eventually trade up and land a bigger house. "Follow me." I now say. The room I lead our visitors to has not been hastily rearranged to accommodate them. It does not double as an office or weaving nook but, exists for only one purpose. I have furnished it with a bed rather than a fold-out sofa, and against one wall, just like in the hotel, I've placed a luggage rack. The best feature, though, is its private bathroom.
"If you prefer a shower to a tub, I can put you upstairs in the second guest room," I say. "There's a luggage rack up there as well." I hear these words coming from my puppet-lined mouth and shiver with middle-aged satisfaction.. Yes, my hair is gray and thinning. Yes, the washer on my penis has worn out, leaving me to dribble urine long after I've zipped my trousers back up. But I have two guest rooms."
Have you ever tried this author? Pass or Read more?