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  • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567

A guy walks into a bar.From here, the story could take many turns. A guy walks into a bar and meets the love of his life. A guy walks into a bar and finds no one else is there. 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 humour and intelligence and leave you deeply moved. In Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, 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. The common thread? Sedaris masterfully turns each episode into a love story: how it feels to be in a relationship where one loves and is loved over many years, what it means to be part of a family, and how it's possible, through all of life's absurdities, to accept oneself. With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why he has been called 'A humorist par excellence, he can make Woody Allen appear ham-tongued, Oscar Wilde a drag' (Observer).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • funny and often disturbing

  • By Marcus on 17-07-13

An hilarious and intimate insights

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls to be better than the print version?

While I've not read the book, the audiobook allows Sedaris to convey truly, and with lacerating wit and candour, his fascinating history, views and stories.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sadaris paints characters superbly, with several coming to life through his impressions but often just through his writing.

Have you listened to any of David Sedaris’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've also listened to When You Are Engulfed In Flames, which is also good, but Diabetes with Owls is superior.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Lacerating wit, beautiful candour

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