Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

By David Sedaris

  • Release Date: 2013-04-23
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4
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Description

A guy walks into a bar car and...

From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and intelligence and leave you deeply moved.

Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy.

With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why his work has been called "hilarious, elegant, and surprisingly moving" (Washington Post).

Reviews

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    5
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  • A real downer

    1
    By Aurelia5
    I have many of Sedaris' books, and can easily say this one is so depressing and unfunny, I won't finish reading it. It seems to be a list of everything bad that ever happened to him, totally devoid of his usual humorous aspect, and has added in a few depressingly unfunny things written by awful women he narrates as, as if to make matters even worse on purpose. Unless you're bursting with positivity and glee, avoid this downer of a book.
  • David Sedaris never disappoints

    5
    By CriticalGoddess
    'Twas a good read as all his books tend to be. I laughed, thought, contemplated and annoyed people in coffee shops with my tittering. Can't wait for the next one!
  • Different but the Same

    4
    By robertsirvio1
    I found this collection of essays a bit different from his other collections. Some chapters had "stories" that were self contained short stories. This confused me at first but I let myself enjoy their own special place of weirdness within David's world. This collection took me awhile to read only because I wanted it to last. Very enjoyable.
  • Fantastic

    5
    By Seattle_Sean
    David Sedaris is my new favorite author. His writing style is such that it's almost like he is telling you a story in person. You can hear his voice and feel the sting of his biting humor. I frequently laugh out loud, and many of the stories kept me giggling for days. Thoroughly entertaining.
  • Fantastic...as usual

    5
    By Dmaaaash
    Sedaris does it again!!!
  • Sorry Sedaris

    1
    By One Kadiddlehopper
    A few pages' read made me buy this book, only to find the material pointless and depressing. Pass this one up, unless you really are pointless and depressed.
  • Not funny

    1
    By Grace921
    Depressing actually
  • May be his best yet

    5
    By hartnsf
    Sedaris fans will not be disappointed. More maturely self-reflective, this is classic, laugh out loud David.
  • Perfect Sedaris

    5
    By Tenny Coates
    Sedaris has delivered another hilarious, sometimes cringe-worthy, set of essays that add chapters to the stories we already know and love. Sedaris is an entertainer and a wildly talented author, and his new work, Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls, does not let you forget that.

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