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David Sedaris steals from his diaries for new book

David Sedaris's new book is a collection of entries from his diaries from the past four decades.
David Sedaris's new book is a collection of his diary entries dating back to 1977. (Ingrid Christie )

David Sedaris is already well known for drawing extensively on his life for his writing, but his latest book may be a his most personal yet. Entitled Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002), it is, as the title suggests, a collection of writing from Sedaris's diaries spanning almost four decades.

Sedaris is dedicated to writing in his diary, making an entry every day, and he talks to Tom Power about what he learned about himself reviewing what he had written over the years.

— Produced by Ben Edwards

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