Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

David Sedaris, a comedic author of several bestselling books, recently published Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. This satirical work of subtle humor makes the reader giggle and occasionally laugh out loud. Much like his previous publications, this book is a compilation of essays about Sedaris' personal life. But the all-new, hilarious stories and ridiculously funny descriptions make it worth your time.

Although the tales of David Sedaris cannot be considered 100% factual, his actual experiences show through the exaggerations with biting realism. In two essays he writes from the perspective of a murderous man followed by a female Tea Party activist -- vehicles he has chosen to convey his political leanings. In his more realistic essays, he describes his frequent visits to the dentist, a lack of support from his father, and his experience abroad when President Obama was elected. In total, these stories give the reader a glimpse into Sedaris' comedic perspective on life and leave one curious about his daily ruminations. Similar works by Sedaris include: Me Talk Pretty One Day, Barrel Fever, Naked, and Holidays on Ice.


sounds interesting

Fans of David Sedaris should also check out Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules. It's a great collection of short fiction stories that were hand-selected by David Sedaris. With authors like Flannery O'Connor, Alice Munro, and Richard Yates, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll see where Sedaris gets much of his inspiration.

Great to know, Darla! Thanks for posting that. I'm really excited to listen to "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls" on CD. David Sedaris is great!

As usual, David Sedaris provides a hilarious take on modern life, both in the U.S. and Europe. I particularly liked how we laughed at his own reactions to what doctors and dentists told him (ironically, he likes that his dentist says his teeth are horrible because he feels he's getting his money's worth out of the visit; whereas his doctor takes a much more relaxed approach). I also thought his story about trying to clean up litter in his British neighborhood was funny.

Ooh! I will definitely check this one out!!

i'll have to tell my sister about this one -- she's diabetic and she loves owls

Sounds interesting.

the request list for this book is long - such a popular book! perhaps the library will order more copies?