Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

Sedaris, David

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
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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).

Baker & Taylor
A new collection of essays by the humorist and best-selling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day traces his offbeat world travel experiences, which involved surreal encounters with everything from French dentistry and Australian kookaburra eating habits to Beijing squat toilets and a wilderness Costco in North Carolina. 800,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

A new collection of essays by the humorist author traces his offbeat world travel experiences, which involved surreal encounters with everything from French dentistry and Australian kookaburra eating habits to Beijing squat toilets and a wilderness Costco in North Carolina.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316154697
0316154695
Branch Call Number: 814.54 S
Characteristics: ix, 275 pages ; 22 cm

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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 ... Read More »


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Feb 27, 2015
  • JeffBowman rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

DavS....is not the smartest guy in the room. Book's first few chapters are interesting enough. I did not know he is gay and after he thinks your hooked this becomes the predictable gay mantra agenda assuming a person's sexuality trumps all that life is....First and last 1/2 of a Sedaris I attempt. Sad it was so highly tauted

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
  • DanglingConversations 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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Jul 28, 2013

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

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