Theft by Finding, David Sedaris
Volume 1 and selective from 1977 to 2002. It's no coincidence that many writers tend to keep diaries. If you faithfully record your life, writing every day, you should become a better writer. David Sedaris’ kept a diary for over forty years, and he’s recorded everything that’s captured his attention--overheard comments, gossip, secrets confided by total strangers. It’s also an account of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for IHOP and a habitual inability to hold down a real job became a successful writer. His work here faces outward, and at times would be uncomfortable to read. Though it seemed through his entries that anyone and everyone has adventure bleeding around every corner of every day.