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The best-selling author, humorist and contributor to David Sedaris will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at the Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St. in Waterville.

Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers “Calypso,” “Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” and regular National Public Radio contributor will be appearing for one night only, following the release of his newest books “Happy-Go-Lucky” and “A Carnival of Snackery.” This is a unique opportunity to see the best-selling humorist in an intimate setting.

As always, Sedaris will be offering a selection of all-new readings and recollections, as well as a Q&A session and book signing. Books will be available for sale at the event, courtesy of Bull Moose Music. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

One of his new books, “The Best of Me” (Little Brown/ Hachette, Fall 2020), is a collection of 42 previously published stories and essays, about which novelist Andrew Sean Greer wrote in the New York Times: “You must read “The Best of Me.” It will be a new experience, knowing that enough time has passed to find humor in the hardest parts of life. More than ever — we’re allowed to laugh.”

If you love Sedaris’s cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you’re getting into at his live readings. You’d be wrong. To see him read his own work on stage allows his autobiographical narrative to reveal a uniquely personal narrative that will keep you laughing throughout the evening.

All seats at the Waterville Opera House are reserved, range from $50-$60 and are subject to additional taxes and fees.

For tickets, or more information, visit operahouse.org.

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