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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

by David Sedaris

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2013
    288 pages
    Genre: Short Stories & Essays

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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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"Those who have followed Sedaris through the years will find plenty to enjoy, though not much in the way of surprise or revelation." - Kirkus

"This is a must-read for fans of smart, well-crafted writing with a sense of humor." - Publishers Weekly

"Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls exposes foreigners to the same cock-eyed scrutiny that made books like Holidays on Ice and Me Talk Pretty One Day such cackling fun." - Barnes and Noble

"Glorious ...What makes Sedaris's work transcendent is its humanity ...He's the best there is." - Judith Newman, People

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I listened to the audio version of this book which was read by the author. There were several times when I laughed out loud listening to it. Would make a great book to listen to during a car trip.

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David Sedaris Author Biography

David Sedaris is a playwright and a regular commentator for National Public Radio. He is also the author of the bestselling Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, and Me Talk Pretty One Day. He travels extensively though Europe and the United States on lecture tours and lives with his partner, Hugh, in France.

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