Not in a million years
What genre is this s**t anyway?
The pain ended when I stopped listening to it.
I would recommend people check out Davi'd's earlier books such as 'How to Dress your Family..." 'Holidays on Ice' 'Me Talk Pretty One Day' as those are hysterical, insightful, charming, interesting.
I love hearing David voice his own stories, he is a great narrator for himself.
no - this book gave me no overwhelming feels as most of his other books have.
I was let down by this book sadly. I will however, still read/listen to everything David Sedaris writes! He is amazing!
As the author begins the unavoidable transition from expounding on the indignities of an idiosyncratic guy making his way in the world most of us continue to endure, the stories have for me lost much of their humor and charm
After listening to this latest release I felt regret that I knew I would be disappointed as I had begun to sense the trajectory of his work would be like listening to a chronicle of the life of Elton John and David Furnish traveling and performing across the globe while attempting to mine humor using the same perspective he held while cleaning houses and playing an elf at Macy's. Much has been lost in translation.
Stay away from politics.
Whenever I hear his voice mostly on NPR I find a nostalgic anticipation for a good laugh. Lately however I find myself more bemused then amused.
I teach philosophy in Maine.
Likely not. I'm a fan, don't get me wrong. But his first few books seemed more authentic since they dealt with his early life. As he has become more famous and more insulated from the ordinary world, the stories seem to come from a point of privilege.
No -- I think it would result in a bad sitcom.
His chapters on the difficulties of living abroad and speaking another language are priceless.
Yes, I have but with the caveat that they might want to skip the chapters on Sedaris' depressing family history.
Usually I don't like authors who read their own work but Sedaris' wry voice adds to the hilarity.
The chapter on going to the dentist and the doctor in France was worth listening to many times.
I had heard that David's books were hilarious and funny, but maybe I just don't understand his humor. The collection of essays was somewhat interesting at times but I wish I hadn't spent a credit on it. Maybe borrow it from a friend or local library.
The sections where he's reading to an audience are funnier than the studio recordings, maybe because that was when I could hear that I was supposed to be laughing.
Not in my mind.
It's one of David Sedaris' best books. It reminds me of his earlier work, like Me Talk Pretty One Day. Funny, touching and well presented.
The Dog Poems are hilarious, and the first story is a lovely combination of his fine humor and his love for a twist in the story line.
Yes, and it's up there with his best.
Mr Sedaris show the abnormal in normal daily life. Examining his thoughts and bring us a delight to read. Otra!
If you're already a Sedaris fan, this book will not disappoint you. I find myself thinking about certain stories months after finishing it because they deal with pretty universal issues. Others, I think, "when will I ever reside in the French countryside?" Those stories are still funny, but they have a veneer of white, upper-middle class privilege keeping most of us from relating to stories about how cool he is and how quirky his family.
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls is typical David Sedaris - which I think is great. I think the short, distinct stories make it easy to start and stop. That being said, I listened to it on a solo car ride, and I felt like the changing themes kept me engaged.
I have heard some of David Sedaris's other performances. This is just as good as the others.