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Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

Sedaris, David (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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This collection of essays by the humorist author traces his offbeat world travel experiences. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences. Whether railing against the habits of litterers in the English countryside or marveling over a disembodied human arm in a taxidermist's shop, Sedaris takes us on side-splitting adventures that are not to be forgotten.
Authors: Sedaris, David
Statement of Responsibility: David Sedaris
Title: Let's explore diabetes with owls
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: ix, 275 pages ; 22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Dentists without borders
Attaboy
Think differenter
Memory laps
A friend in the ghetto
Loggerheads
If I ruled the world
Easy, tiger
Laugh, Kookaburra
Standing still
Just a quick e-mail
A guy walks into a bar car
Author, author
Obama!!!!!
Standing by
I break for traditional marriage
Understanding understanding owls
#2 to go
Health-care freedoms and why I want my country back
Now hiring friendly people
Rubbish
Day in, day out
Mind the gap
A cold case
The happy place
Dog days
Summary: This collection of essays by the humorist author traces his offbeat world travel experiences. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences. Whether railing against the habits of litterers in the English countryside or marveling over a disembodied human arm in a taxidermist's shop, Sedaris takes us on side-splitting adventures that are not to be forgotten.
Subject Headings: Sedaris, David Travel Anecdotes American wit and humor Humorous stories, American Humorists, American 20th century Biography United States Social life and customs 20th century Humor United States Social life and customs 20th century Anecdotes Essays
Topical Term: American wit and humor
Humorous stories, American
Humorists, American
Essays
LCCN: 2013930473
ISBN: 9780316154697
0316154695
0316247847
9780316247849
Branch Call Number: 814.54 S
Research Call Number: JFD 13-2934
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Aug 11, 2014
  • njwillso rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was not what I expected. I loved it! It was funny, and well writen. Filled with short essays based on Sedaris' life. Can't wait to read more books writen by this author.

Jul 19, 2014
  • zkuhn19 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Laughed out loud

Apr 05, 2014
  • BTVS rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Series of short stories, funny and diverting.

Nov 03, 2013
  • gottschalk rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A bit too political for my taste. Funny as always.

Oct 24, 2013
  • jtkretzschmar rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Oh how I love David Sedaris! I was concerned that Augusten Burroughs was going to take top spot for my favorite comedic writer... but this book blew him out of the water. I swear, somehow Sedaris' ability to write, coupled with his general goodness all the time, always make me so optimistic and happy. Excellent book, highly recommended!

Sep 18, 2013
  • Poodles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The great thing about reading David Sedaris is that he leaves me feeling like less of an ass for ogling people's deformities.

Sep 07, 2013
  • writermala rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The only reason I started reading this book was because i thought the title was really weird. The book, however, had me in stitches. I'm not usually one for vulgarity but David Sedaris' humour was more "suggestive" with innuendos rather than crude obscenities. There were also little sketches of humor and satire that I could absolutely relate to - his description of a colonoscopy was one such.

Aug 27, 2013
  • Basileus rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

As usual, Sedaris turns out another book of essays that are very funny or at least amusing. He manages to turn everyday events into something quite funny. He has a good talent for that. Love all his books, and looking forward to his next one.

Aug 16, 2013
  • Jane60201 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I thought this was ok only. It's like Sedaris thinks he's the wittiest person on the planet--but he isn't, at least in my opinion.

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A pithy collection of Sedaris' worldly observations. A perfect summer read.

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