Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Book Review: Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
I think my favorites this time were "Standing By" about airports and "A Cold Case" about David's passport being stolen. David includes some very short pieces of fiction in this book (2-3 pages) and a set of poems about dogs at the end, which weren't my favorite. I just love his personal stories about his life! I love hearing about the differences in the Pimsleur language programs (German is angrier and more direct), child David asking out a poor black girl, and child David and his cousin bringing ten loggerhead turtles home from the beach (it does not end well).
I laughed out loud several times and forcibly read aloud bits to my BF even though he doesn't get David's humor. I think the problem is he's not heard David's priceless delivery (luckily I saw him live when the book was first released so I did hear him read several stories.) Loved it!
I bought this book at my local independent bookstore, Park Road Books.