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

Series of short stories, funny and diverting.

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

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

Report This 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!

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

I have loved most of Sedaris's previous work and enjoyed much of this book, but the darker tone that is present throughout was quite disturbing at times, even though I am used to his usual edgy subject matter. Anyone expecting laugh-out-loud moments will not be disappointed, and many readers who grew up in the same era will relate to at least some aspect of DS's childhood memories. Just be warned you might also discover some aspects of human culture and our writer's interests that you may wish you hadn't.

Report This Jul 20, 2013
  • PriscillaHowe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

David Sedaris is back! i didn't love his earlier book of animal fables, so was thrilled to find that he's back to the style that really works. Pithy observations of the world around him, memories of his childhood. Very, very fun.

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

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