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October meet up: Calypso by David Sedaris
David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book. If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny--it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.

Reena's Home

13192 Laburnum Dr · Tustin, ca

What we're about

This is a group for moms (preferably in the 30-45 year old range) interested in meeting monthly to discuss books and share wine & dinner. I want to keep it open and breezy. This is NOT a serious book discussion group. It is more for moms to meet and have something in common to talk about....besides just how cute our kids are;0)

I belong to a meetup group just like this one, but for girls without kids. It was so successful and so much fun I thought I would set one up with other moms so my friends don't have to listen to me talk about my daughter all of the time;0)

Each month, we read a book and meet at someone's house to discuss it (so the location changes, but it will be central OC). Everyone brings a dish and a bottle of wine (if you wish to partake) to share with the group. And don't worry, you DON'T have to cook! You can totally bring something you buy :) And if you didn't finish the book....NO WORRIES!! Come anyway! Just don't be mad if the end is ruined for you;0)

Children will not be allowed at this meet up. It's a chance for us to get away for just a couple hours at least! :)

If you'd like to host, please don't be shy, let me know! If you have a book in mind, that is great; otherwise we can take suggestions from other members. Also, if a meeting is full and you'd like to host a 2nd group for the same book, please let me know.

I, and the other hostesses, put a lot of work into organizing each meetup. If you habitually (3 times) no-show to events or drop out the day of the event, I will be forced to remove you from the group. It doesn't give others on the waiting list enough time to read the book and be able to come. We will "pass the hat" at each meet up to cover the cost of the website. ($75/year)

That's it for rules! Hope to meet lots of moms soon!

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