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ISBN13: 9780316154697
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A new collection of essays from the #1 New York Times bestselling author who has been called "the preeminent humorist of his generation" by Entertainment Weekly.

From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new book of essays taking his readers 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.

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"It's not just that Sedaris's crisp prose is humorous. What makes his work a consistent joy to read is his deliciously skewed vision of the world, and his deadpan delivery." Boston Globe

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"Sedaris is a remarkably skilled storyteller and savvy essayist. He weaves together vivid images and sensations into a coherent whole that packs a serious emotional punch....Yes, David Sedaris is really that good. And based, on this latest collection, he's getting only better." Heather Havrilesky, Los Angeles Times

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"Artfully milked embarrassing personal incidents for literary laughs....There are plenty of well-cut gems, including one about an ill-fated adoption of some sea turtles that's both hilarious and touching." Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly

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"If you are a David Sedaris fan, any new book from the humorist is cause for celebration. His newest offering, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, is no exception. It's quintessential Sedaris....There's always a laugh-out-loud moment just around the corner." USA Today

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"The funniest writer in America....Sedaris is thoughtful and sweet in addition to being slyly hilarious." Leigh Haber, Oprah

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"David Sedaris has become a signifier of taste and intelligence....Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls was the kind of book that I finished and just immediately wanted to start reading again." Anna Peele, Esquire

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"David Sedaris still talks pretty." Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine

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"Fresh....funny, whimsical, unexpected, and never obvious....Who would anticipate that an encounter with an Australian bird could be so damn touching?" Sherryl Connelly, New York Daily News

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"Ridiculously funny....A find for the reader who appreciates a sense of humor....Sedaris, like the great humorists before him, hits a nerve with his wit, which brings the reader into intimate contact with the human condition." John Henry, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Review:

"An acute observer and master of the quick, excoriating takedown, Sedaris claims new territory in this exceptionally gutsy and unnerving collection." Donna Seaman, Booklist

Synopsis:

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).

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About the Author

David Sedaris is the author of the books Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Barrel Fever. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and Public Radio International's This American Life. He lives in England.

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writermala, September 7, 2013 (view all comments by writermala)
The only reason I started reading this book was because i thought the title was really weird. The book, however, had me in stitches. I'm not usually one for vulgarity but David Sedaris' humor was more "suggestive" with innuendos rather than crude obscenities. There were also little sketches of humor and satire that I could absolutely relate to - his description of a colonoscopy was one such.
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P.M. Bradshaw, September 3, 2013 (view all comments by P.M. Bradshaw)
Another winner by David Sedaris! His short stories can be funny or poignant, and sometimes both at the same time.

Sometimes the change in narrator from story to story can be a bit jarring, particularly when they change from him to a woman, for example, or opposite ends of the political spectrum, but almost all are really good!

This is not his best, but better than his last book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk. It's a good read; very funny, and very satisfying.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316154697
Author:
Sedaris, David
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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Product details pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316154697 Reviews:
"Review" by , "It's not just that Sedaris's crisp prose is humorous. What makes his work a consistent joy to read is his deliciously skewed vision of the world, and his deadpan delivery."
"Review" by , "Sedaris is a remarkably skilled storyteller and savvy essayist. He weaves together vivid images and sensations into a coherent whole that packs a serious emotional punch....Yes, David Sedaris is really that good. And based, on this latest collection, he's getting only better."
"Review" by , "Artfully milked embarrassing personal incidents for literary laughs....There are plenty of well-cut gems, including one about an ill-fated adoption of some sea turtles that's both hilarious and touching."
"Review" by , "If you are a David Sedaris fan, any new book from the humorist is cause for celebration. His newest offering, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, is no exception. It's quintessential Sedaris....There's always a laugh-out-loud moment just around the corner."
"Review" by , "The funniest writer in America....Sedaris is thoughtful and sweet in addition to being slyly hilarious."
"Review" by , "David Sedaris has become a signifier of taste and intelligence....Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls was the kind of book that I finished and just immediately wanted to start reading again."
"Review" by , "David Sedaris still talks pretty."
"Review" by , "Fresh....funny, whimsical, unexpected, and never obvious....Who would anticipate that an encounter with an Australian bird could be so damn touching?"
"Review" by , "Ridiculously funny....A find for the reader who appreciates a sense of humor....Sedaris, like the great humorists before him, hits a nerve with his wit, which brings the reader into intimate contact with the human condition."
"Review" by , "An acute observer and master of the quick, excoriating takedown, Sedaris claims new territory in this exceptionally gutsy and unnerving collection."
"Synopsis" by , 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).

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