I'm a fan of David Sedaris. I've read all his books and gone to see him speak. I say this because I like David Sedaris and think he's incredibly witty and funny, but I didn't like this book. Maybe the humor was too dark for me. If you enjoy stories involving facial maulings, eye gouging, and death by AIDS injection, complete with illustration, you might enjoy these stories. I did enjoy the story "The Grieving Owl," which as it turns out is the very last one in the book. I almost didn't make it there.