David Sedaris reads his essay The Ones That Got Away, from his new book Calypso

The American comedian and author brings one of his essays to life on the air, from his new book of essays called Calypso.
(Ingrid Christie)

If you listen to a lot of public radio, especially in the United States, you're probably familiar with the name David Sedaris.

Sedaris writes a lot of funny, self-deprecating essays that you might hear on shows like This American Life. He's the kind of person who's not afraid to talk about his own life, and get personal if it means telling a good story.

His new book of essays, Calypso, comes out at the end of the month. Sedaris was in Vancouver earlier this week doing some readings, and he'll be heading to Ottawa and Toronto in June. In between performances, out on the West Coast, Sedaris stopped by our Vancouver studio to bring one of his essays to life. The Ones That Got Away is about that conversation, which comes up in every relationship, when you realize you've got to be upfront about your past. 

Produced by Ben Edwards


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