Theft by Finding Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
Theft by Finding is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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A great debut to iBooks
I’ve never been much of a fan of digital copies of literature, mostly because I enjoy the feeling of hardcovers or satisfaction of seeing the pages I’ve finished reading.
However, sedaris’s diary excerpts were just the right little revues I’d need throughout my day when I had downtime between coffee lines and rides around town.
I’d highly recommend this to any avid Sedaris fan—great insight to David’s world as he finds his literary voice.
Worst "book" I've ever read
Theft By Finding is the worst waste of money I've ever spent.
Why we glorify these guys is beyond me. It's almost as if the critics who propel this drivel forward are getting a blow job because of it. Absolutely terrible thing to say but when the title is Theft by Finding, one expects a plot in this diary......and there is none. If I'd wanted an autobiography, I'd have chosen another. I wish I'd have researched the book instead of blindly purchasing it. It's nice he's managed to get his life together, but I won't read any other books by him, and I recommend others do some research before they do, too.
Another Sedaris classic
Some people don't like this format, but after so many books he had to change the format a bit. He has that same witty moments, and honesty. From his first quaalude (1980) to insights into his later successes he is careful to entertain us.
When you patiently wait for the next David Sedalia book and all you get are diary entries.
I'm a longtime fan, and this was such a treat. I tried to savor it, but couldn't put it down. Reading it felt like a gift because it's fun to connect the dots to his stories.
Those who enjoy his books will love every word.
Good but not great--Sedaris fans will enjoy.
In the beginning the reader gets a real look inside the daily life of Sedaris before he became famous. There is shift in the honesty of his journaling as his literary career begins to climb in real life, his journal reads more like a blog or a published author taking notes for his next book. I'm always a fan of Sedaris and this did not disappoint but I gained more insight from the beginning years. As the years get newer, the stories get older (based on stories already included in his other published books).