David Sedaris

Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

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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» (Entertainment Weekly).

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).

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.

PRAISE FOR LET’S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS:

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

«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.»“David Sedaris still talks pretty.”«Fresh….funny, whimsical, unexpected, and never obvious….Who would anticipate that an encounter with an Australian bird could be so damn touching?”«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.”«An acute observer and master of the quick, excoriating takedown, Sedaris claims new territory in this exceptionally gutsy and unnerving collection.”«Hilarious….Winning….Sedaris’s experiences are an endless source of good material.” ---Danielle Trussoni, People
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    Сеня Лопухинhas quoted9 years ago
    In his work shirt and underpants, he looked powerful but also cartoonish, like a bear dressed up for a job interview.
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    I always told myself that when I hit fifty I was going to discover opera, not just casually but full force: studying the composers, learning Italian, maybe even buying a cape
    Сеня Лопухинhas quoted9 years ago
    “Listen,” I’d like to say, “I’m not a parent myself, but I think the best solution at this point is to slap that child across the face. It won’t stop its crying, but at least now it’ll be doing it for a good reason.”

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