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.
The once-funny Sedaris has become a bitter, mean-spirited old man.
Early Sedaris books are much better
I'm an audiobook narrator and I listen to a lot of audiobooks. Happy to share my thoughts on books I've enjoyed.
So amazingly good
David Sedaris is able to take the everyday and wring every little bit of humor out of it.
David's tone and attitude add a multitude of layers to the stories.
Oh What A Life
Love, love, love David Sedaris. You cannot go wrong with this book.
And in that title, I mean watching Jordan play in his prime; and yes, play basketball in his prime. Hearing Sedaris read his own work makes all the punchlines work. And if there's anything funnier than Pimsler languages poking fun at themselves at the end, I don't know what it is.
It's hardly fair, right? I mean, I'm pulling for Sedaris to be awesome from the start. _Me Talk Pretty One Day_ was damn near a religious moment in my life. I love how totally, unrelentingly hard Sedaris is on his characters. It makes me as a reader care for them so much.
Sedaris himself. Certainly not that pretty boy Hugh.
Absolutely! The stories, like all of Sedaris'' best work are both humorous and thought provoking. Nothing is better than when he reads his own work.
Me Talk Pretty One Day - because it's one of my favorites and this book reminds me of it in both tone and quality.
No one, and I mean no one, can read his work like he can. There's a reason why his book tours where he reads stories are so popularly attended,
You'll laugh, you'll cry from laughing, and you'll laugh some more.
I don't believe in God and I'm a liberal but this wasn't a fun read. The last few essays left a bad taste in my mouth. It's like he's gearing his writing towards teenagers who don't have a clue. I don't read Sedaris to get upset about conservatives, but to laugh at the misery of his life and how he tells the story.
very short atte..
This book is a series of short pieces, not so much a story.
David Sedaris plays himself perfectly. Nobody else could.
Yes, but I drive a lot.
The only thing missing is an album length impersonation of Billy Holiday.
This is the book that got me into Audible on the way from Massachusetts to Maryland. I was so engrossed in listening I missed my turn off the George Washington Bridge and ended up being lost for awhile. I love listening to David Sedaris read his own work, the stories come to life when you hear the emotion in his voice.
The last chapter was lame. I didn't think that it fit the rest of the book.
Very funny with sad moments of the author telling stories about his everyday life.