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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Humor, 2014

From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences. Whether railing against the habits of litterers in the English countryside or marveling over a disembodied human arm in a taxidermist's shop, Sedaris takes us on side-splitting adventures that are not to be forgotten.

©2013 David Sedaris (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Sedaris is the preeminent humorist of his generation." (Entertainment Weekly)

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almost fell off the treadmill

Warning! Listening to the droll and hilarious David Sedaris is hazardous while at the gym.Even if you manage to keep your feet laughing out loud and other vocal reactions can be misinterpreted as derision at no judgement zones . The agony is worth the ecstacy. Mr. Sedaris is a glorious storyteller and a wry writer who sees the world clearly on a tilt.

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garbage

every once in a while you pick a bad one. this is it.. just a bunch of random musings from the author with no real point or coherency. not funny either.

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Hilarious!!

This book made me laugh so hard I cried -- I love David Sedaris! :))

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My favorite author!

David Sedaris is my very favorite storyteller. I now own 5 of his Audiobooks, some that I've laughed my way through several times. His sense of humor is unusual. You won't hear anything else like it.
There are some very poignant pieces. He makes me think, he makes me laugh, there is some sadness and the ick factor comes in occasionally but it's always interesting. I don't know why exactly but it's not my job to understand. I just enjoy.
I'm glad I listened all the way through the credits for the fun at the end. Brilliant!
Thank you David. I love your stuff!

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Hor others are better

Didn't like it until near the end. Skip this one. His story was bland and depressing. Not his usual humor.

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I lol'd

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is the first David Sedaris book I've read. I loved his stories, his admittance of shallow emotions that we can all secretly relate to. Some of his stories reminded me of Damon Runyon, which was delightful to me because I read a lot of Runyon stories in my teens.I enjoyed the beautiful orchestral string pieces between stories. It was a delightful experience overall listening to this audiobook.

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Hilarious!

Buy it. You won't regret it. Excellent stories with and David has a very sophisticated sense of humor.

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funny

I've​ listened to it before and I laughed out loud both times. The to Mr. Sedaris for sharing his life.

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Eh

What would have made Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls better?

I've read most of his earlier books and this one was the slowest and most uninteresting to me

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Misleading title

Would you recommend Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls to your friends? Why or why not?

No, I was searching for books on diabetes. This was good humor but not on subject

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointed but passes time while driving