From bestselling author David Sedaris, for the first time in print: selections from the diaries that are the source of his remarkable autobiographical essays.

For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in print. Now, in Theft by Finding, Sedaris brings us his favorite entries. From deeply poignant to laugh-out-loud funny, these selections reveal with new intimacy a man longtime readers only think they know. Tender, hilarious, illuminating, and endlessly captivating, Theft by Finding offers a rare look into the mind of one of our generation's greatest comic geniuses.

The tales feature David’s trademark insight and wit. But they also offer fans a glimpse into the man behind the stories…
— Hello! Canada
[F]amed funnyman, David Sedaris, shares some of his most personal writing yet…
— Zoomer
While previous works explored his oddball childhood in North Carolina and his bizarre encounters as a struggling young writer, Theft By Finding is a behind-the-scenes tour of those experiences, filling the gaps between them with even more strange, endearing detail… The result is a surprisingly intimate portrait of someone who has made a career of sharing the intimate details of his life.
— Sharp Magazine
Theft by Finding presents an authorial imprimatur that pleasantly squares with Sedaris’s distinctive, immediately recognizable timbre… Sedaris exerts a charming allure…
— Maclean’s Magazine