Fans of this American humourist will be surprised by a darker take on his newest collection of short essays. Autobiographical stories focus on the stark reality of middle age and poignant family dilemmas; his selfdeprecating humour ever present. Sedaris has an unhealthy health obsession, incessantly tracking his steps with his Fitbit. His irreverent banter covers matters such as how it is impossible to take a holiday from yourself and observing insults drivers hurl in traffic. It’s a cracker.