Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

David Sedaris
A new collection of essays from the #1 New York Times bestselling author who has been called "the preeminent humorist of his generation" (Entertainment Weekly). From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new book of essays taking his readers on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. 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.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2019-09-09

“States vote to take away my marriage rights, and even though I don't want to get married, it tends to hurt my feelings. I guess what bugs me is that it was put to a vote in the first place. If you don't want to marry a homosexual, then don't. But what gives you the right to weigh in on your neighbor's options? It's like voting whether or not redheads should be allowed to celebrate Christmas.”

Reviewed: 2018-07-30

I love Sedaris' work. The pieces make me laugh and also think. This is one of those books you should read and share with those you love and who have the same sense of humour as you.

I enjoyed the first half of the book but felt like I had already heard most of the stories that followed. Also, I would probably chose the audio book next time. Although Sedaris's stories work as prose, they really come alive when read in his voice.
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