Ah, he's still got it. I can't count the number of times I laughed out loud with my headphones on walking down the street. Audio is the way to go, his timing is perfect when reading his work.
Funniest pieces to me were "Obama!!!", "Standing By" and "#2 to Go". And I really liked "Rubbish" because I love the idea of his cleaning up litter simply because it needs to be done.
Was sad for this one to end.
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This was the perfect book for my mood. After plodding though “Crime and Punishment”, I needed a light pick me up and this collection of comical essays did the trick!
Regarding the performance, just like in “When You Are Engulfed In Flames” the laughs in the live-stand-up-speeches are BEYOND irritating.
Even the music between chapters is beautiful. I love all his books - especially listening to him read them - but this is the best. I've listened to it dozens of times and I still hear something new and laugh every time.
An educator and senior who listens to his books from his phone through his hearing aids.
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedarius is a collection of irreverent, but drily humorous essays and stand up comedic performances. Some of the content was creative, clever, and fresh. Some was not. This listen is not for the easily offended.
David Sedaris is one sick puppy. I'm not sure what that says about me :-)
I highly recommend you listen so you can then questioned your own moral fiber.
Sedaris has a very funny take on life. He shares a few hysterical stories in this book. However, there is quite a bit of scatological humor and numerous homosexual scenarios that some people might find offensive. I know it is just "not him" to do a funny book minus his "whole life", which necessarily includes the homosexual stuff. But I felt like it was just a bit overboard in some of the stories, at least for my taste. That's why I only gave it 3 stars overall and 3 for the story. The first 2 stories are very good. After that it kind of goes downhill.
Since Sedaris uses so much humor that I find somewhat obscene and gross, I probably will stay away from his other books. I wish the "cleaner" stories could be gathered into one collection. THAT I would buy and happily listen to!
Sedaris is very expressive conveying a great range of emotions and situations with his voice. You can easily imagine what he, or the people he is portraying, look like, and how they feel, just from how he expresses what they say. He is very good with descriptions too. There is interesting music between stories.
If you DO listen to this book, be sure to listen till the very end. There is a wonderful contribution from Pimsleur just before "Audible hopes you have enjoyed..."
I'm just this guy, you know? I like sci-fi, comedy, fantasy, history and other non-fiction.
Yes. This is smart humour. David Sedaris delivery is great. I always enjoy books read by the author.
When Engulfed in Flames is very similar.