Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

Essays, Etc

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new book of essays taking his listeners 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.
Publisher: [North Kingstown, R.I.] : AudioGO, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781478924456
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital
Additional Contributors: Bird, Andrew 1973-

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ArapahoeChristineS Oct 16, 2016

David Sedaris reading his own essays is perfect. Very funny!

Jun 29, 2016

It is probably his worst book. But some of the stories are OK. If you've read his other stuff, might as well give it a shot. If you haven't read his stuff before, don't read this one. One plus of the audio version is there are live recordings.

Jul 02, 2015

I did find this book enjoyable and I felt compelled to sit and finish it. However, there were only a few occasions where I laughed...if intense humor is what you are looking for this book isn't for you. It does a great job of showing wonderful reflections. I tried to read another book of his before this one and found it kind of dry. I was happy to see that his writing shows some variation.

Jan 27, 2015


A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "Having never read anything else by Sedaris before, I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew he wrote short stories about his own experiences, and that they were supposed to be funny. I chose the audio book, and I'm so glad I did: Sedaris was reading the stories himself, and I feel that really added to them. He's a great story teller, and I wouldn't hesitate to pick up another one of his books."

Bugalugs Jun 29, 2014

Excellent writing that is engaging and interesting. I loved this book, especially as it was read by the author. It's a real treasure with something for everyone!

May 21, 2014

I have no idea how to download this. Confusing.

Dec 29, 2013

Great audio book! Funny!!

Sep 10, 2013

As his latest collection of essays, David Sedaris doesn’t veer far from his tried and true formula of using life as inspiration, or more accurately, his own life as direct subject matter. Mostly non-fiction pieces with a handful of short fiction stories, most of the essays focus on the later years of his life; visiting China, moving to England with his partner, standing in line for coffee (of which Sedaris’ commentary is cynically hilarious), and talking with his father (without the 'mush' of too much sentimentality). I love all Sedaris’ previous works, his tone, and his subjects, and although I am delighted by the pieces included in Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls, it lacked some of the comedic energy and youthfulness of his earlier works. No worries though, this is still a fantastic work and worth reading (or listening to).

Jul 10, 2013

I am a big fan, but I think this book had some essays which could have been better edited. Also he sounded angrier and/or frustrated in some of these essays (e.g. essays which included his father and the waiting in line for coffee one) I miss the light touches he had in his earlier works. I also prefer his readings when there is an audience.

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JCLHunterSt Jun 25, 2013

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.


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