Calypso
David Sedaris

by

Nina Calhoun

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Company Man

The chapter, Company Man, is about the author living in a guest room that he terms as the perfect place for aging gracefully, away from too many tr...

Now We Are Five

Now We are Five covers a sad yet funny memoir on the suicide of Tiffany, the author's sister, which brought the number of the remaining children to...

Little Guy

Sedaris begins the chapter by describing the sort of predictions that his sister Amy receives when she tries to google anything on the internet. Th...

Stepping Out

Sedaris describes his experiences with a gadget known as FitBit that calculates the number of steps one takes in a day. The gadget is synchronized ...

A House Divided

Sedaris begins the chapter by narrating his journey from the airport to his home in England for Thanksgiving. The author recalls various occurrence...

The Perfect Fit

David Sedaris explains that relationships tend to shift or change in large families as age advances between siblings. From time to time, he found h...

Leviathan

This chapter describes times and memories about the author's father when he was still alive. The author begins by stating that as people continue t...

Your English Is So Good

In this chapter, Sedaris reflects on how people from different languages and nationalities communicate. He also considers the small talk that peop...

Calypso

Calypso describes the authors experience in hospitals as well as when hanging out with doctors. Sedaris begins the section by talking about the hig...

A Modest Proposal

The name of this chapter is an ironic statement when considering the actual proposal that takes place between the author and his boyfriend. Sedari...

The Silent Treatment

This chapter revolves around the strained relationship between the author and his father. Sedaris states that ever since he was a young adult, he f...

Untamed

In Untamed, Sedaris gives an account of both domestic pets and wild animals as well as the extent to which they can be tamed. The author discloses ...

The Ones That Got Away

The chapter is a brief story that describes how the author and his boyfriend Hugh got away from contracting HIV/AIDS. At this stage, Sedaris and hi...

Sorry

For Sedaris, “Sorry” is not just the act of apologizing, it is also a card game he learned to play as a child. The game serves as a platform th...

Boo-hooey

Sedaris is skeptical about the idea of ghosts despite his sisters trying to sell him on the idea that they are real. Gretchen states that ghosts ex...

Why Arent You Laughing

The author sets out the title of this chapter as a rhetorical question for the various situations in his life. For instance, he keeps asking his sp...

Im Still Standing

The author is well aware of his advancing age and the experiences that accompany old age. He sympathizes with an old man on his flight who appears ...

The Spirit World

In this chapter, the author talks about what happens to people’s spirits after they die. He also shares his beliefs when it comes to dead people ...

And While Youre Up There Check On My Prostate

The author begins this chapter by discussing how much of a failure he was at driving. He finds driving hectic and laborious especially when trying ...

The Comey Memo

In this chapter, Sedaris reveals more about his father with whom he has a strained relationship. Sedaris describes the character and nature of his ...

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