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on April 23rd 2013
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Fiction
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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).
I am a big fan of David Sedaris. I have read several of his books and they have always made me laugh out loud. I always end up reading portions of his works aloud to my husband, because they are so hilarious.
In that, this book doesn’t disappoint. Many hilarious, must read out loud moments. I enjoyed this book but not as much as I did all of his others. However, it has actually been quite a few years since I have read one of his books. So, i don’t remember if one of his quirky writing habits was present in his other books.
If you are not familiar with his writing style, it is a memoir format, many of his memories compiled out of order. And he has this way of viewing life that is just damn funny. But, this time, he included a couple of scenes where he is writing satirically from the point of view of someone who is the polar opposite of him politically. And while, I completely agree with his politics and quirky view on life, I did find those moments a little disconcerting. They were not enough to make the book not worth it. But, they did change my rating of the book.
I will continue to be a fan and I will continue to buy his books. I would not recommend this book as a good introduction to David Sedaris. If you really want to enjoy his unique spirit, I would recommend Naked or Me Talk Pretty One Day.