The Best of Me by David Sedaris is a very highly recommended
collection of 46 essays spanning his career. All of these previously
published essays were personally chosen by Sedaris as representing the
best of his writing. This is a collection for fans who will appreciate
seeing what he has selected as the best and this would be an excellent
introduction for those new to Sedaris.
David Sedaris is one of the few humorists who can keep me laughing
even if I have read the essay before. As with any collection, not every
single piece would have been chosen by me (I believe there were 2 I
didn't care for as much) but that is simply quibbling over what is a
masterful presentation of many of his memorable pieces. His writing can
leave me laughing so hard I'm crying and then continuing to chuckle long
afterwards. There are other essays that are serious and heartbreaking
as events from his life and family are the subject. Now, I believe it is
that time of year to reread Holidays on Ice.