David Sedaris's new collection tells a most unconventional life story. It begins with a North Carolina childhood filled with speech therapy classes and unwanted guitar lessons taught by a midget. From budding performance artist to writing teacher in Chicago, his career leads him to New York and eventually, of all places, France. Arriving a “spooky man-child” capable of communicating only through nouns, he is led ever deeper into cultural confusion. Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other — “Original, acid, and wild”. said the L.A. Times — to every unforgettable encounter.