Top positive review
Different, but still very worthwhile especially for fans
September 3, 2017
This is quite a departure from David Sedaris' previous works, which compiled a handful of highly-polished essays based on events (usually involving his family) from his diaries, which he has written obsessively since 1977. This book instead collects larger swaths of his original diary entries, still edited though as he admits in the introduction, for content and clarity.. While Theft by Finding lacks the polish and reliable comedic climaxes of his earlier works, there's still much pleasure to be mined from his wry observational powers, especially for his fans. It's also fantastic to hear more about the many memorable characters from his original stories including his aged, foul-mouthed New York neighbour "Helen" as well as members of his immediate family. The audiobook, narrated by Sedaris is especially recommended as his vocal performance gives his work a resonance it can sometimes lack on the printed page.