Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

by David Sedaris | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0316154709 Global Overview for this book
Registered by JennyC1230 of Woodstock, Georgia USA on 8/14/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Friday, August 14, 2015
Book Description: Sedaris returns to his signature form, the eviscerating comic essay. He draws on a seemingly bottomless well of appalling childhood memories revolving around his mounting fears about being unlike other boys. There’s a stinging account of swimming competitions during which his irascible father vociferously championed his son’s rival, a courageously candid tale of his courtship of a shy African American girl, and an unnerving confession of his inept handling of captured baby sea turtles. Moving on to more worldly episodes, Sedaris recalls encounters with strangers on trains and offers hilarious perspectives on French health care and shopping at Costco. An acute observer and master of the quick, excoriating takedown, Sedaris claims new territory in this exceptionally gutsy and unnerving collection, creating dark and mischievous monologues in other voices, such as the brilliantly vicious “Just a Quick E-Mail." Sedaris casts penetrating light on a world of cruelty, inanity, and absurdity that is barely but surely redeemed by humor and love.

This is one of my Christmas presents last year. I love David Sedaris, his humor and dry wit make me laugh out loud every time. After I read this, Lumbermoose will read it and then it will be ready to travel.

Journal Entry 2 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, November 23, 2015
My Review: David Sedaris is weird, wacky and has a unique sense of humor. His essays and stories are a lot of fun. Laughing out loud while reading is what normally happens whenever I read his books.

Passing to Lumbermoose, because I think he might like it.

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