Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris audiobook

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

By David Sedaris
Read by David Sedaris

6.43 Hours 04/23/2013 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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A new collection of essays from the #1 New York Times bestselling author who has been called "the preeminent humorist of his generation" (Entertainment Weekly). 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.

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A 2014 Audie Award Finalist for Best Humor Narration

A 2013 Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album

An AudioFile Editors’ Pick in April 2013

A #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller

A #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A Washington Post bestseller

A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller

An NPR bestseller

A #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller

An Amazon Top 100 Book of 2013

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, April 2013

A new collection of essays from the #1 New York Times bestselling author who has been called "the preeminent humorist of his generation" (Entertainment Weekly).

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This book is hysterical! Reese Witherspoon
The funniest writer in America....Sedaris is thoughtful and sweet in addition to being slyly hilarious. Leigh Haber, Oprah
If you are a David Sedaris fan, any new book from the humorist is cause for celebration. His newest offering, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, is no exception. It's quintessential Sedaris....There's always a laugh-out-loud moment just around the corner. Craig Wilson, USA Today
David Sedaris has become a signifier of taste and intelligence....Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls was the kind of book that I finished and just immediately wanted to start reading again. Anna Peele, Esquire
Fresh....funny, whimsical, unexpected, and never obvious....Who would anticipate that an encounter with an Australian bird could be so damn touching? Sherryl Connelly, New York Daily News
Hilarious....Winning....Sedaris's experiences are an endless source of good material. Danielle Trussoni, People
An acute observer and master of the quick, excoriating takedown, Sedaris claims new territory in this exceptionally gutsy and unnerving collection. Donna Seamn, Booklist
Ridiculously funny....A find for the reader who appreciates a sense of humor....Sedaris, like the great humorists before him, hits a nerve with his wit, which brings the reader into intimate contact with the human condition. John Henry, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Artfully milked embarrassing personal incidents for literary laughs...There are plenty of well-cut gems, including one about an ill-fated adoption of some sea turtles that's both hilarious and touching. Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly
Sedaris makes coming-of-age seem ever new and ever remarkable, not because his life was so very different from any of our own, but because he brings fresh eyes to common experiences.... It's only natural to laugh at all the comic abundance in Let's Explore, but there's no crime in sticking around for the humanity. David Carr, New York Times Book Review
Sedaris is a remarkably skilled storyteller and savvy essayist. He weaves together vivid images and sensations into a coherent whole that packs a serious emotional punch....Yes, David Sedaris is really that good. And, based on this latest collection, he's getting only better. Heather Havrilesky, Los Angeles Times
“Once you hear Sedaris’ nasal lilt, you will be unable to read his books without it echoing in your head. Everything sounds funnier when read in his voice, even the slightly morose musings on growing up gay.” Guardian (London)
“David Sedaris’s familiar voice and delivery make everything he writes funnier, odder, and more poignant. Sedaris knows how to make the most of the material, perfectly emphasizing every punch line, gross-out, and auditory double take. A few live recordings, complete with an appreciative audience, are interspersed with the studio readings.” AudioFile
“Hilarious…Sedaris’ experiences are an endless source of good material.” People
“Artfully milked embarrassing personal incidents for literary laughs…There are plenty of well-cut gems, including one about an ill-fated adoption of some sea turtles that’s both hilarious and touching.” Entertainment Weekly
“Sedaris is thoughtful and sweet in addition to being slyly hilarious.” O, The Oprah Magazine
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls was the kind of book that I finished and just immediately wanted to start reading again.” Esquire
“It’s quintessential Sedaris…There’s always a laugh-out-loud moment just around the corner.” USA Today
“Sedaris is a remarkably skilled storyteller and savvy essayist. He weaves together vivid images and sensations into a coherent whole that packs a serious emotional punch…Yes, David Sedaris is really that good. And, based on this latest collection, he’s getting only better.” Los Angeles Times

Reviews

Reviews

by Timothy 9/13/2017
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Witty, funny and worth returning to and sharing

David Sedaris reads his own essays in this audiobook. This audiobook is great for listening to with other people, especially in the car. A great bonus to the audio edition is the appendix with contributions from Pimsleur language, a topic of one of Sedaris' essays.
by Holly 9/13/2017
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As always, worth a listen

David Sedaris is fun to listen to. I’ve read some of his work as well, but I think hearing him read his own stuff is the way to go. My favorite essays and stories of his are the ones in which he makes observations while abroad—both how we perceive other cultures and how they perceive us. This book contains plenty of these types of essays. He also spends quite a bit of time on his childhood and family, as usual, and while much of it is pretty interesting, I tended to be less engaged in those parts.
Though this wasn’t my favorite of his works, I do recommend it. I think it’s worth a listen. There are definitely laugh-out-loud moments sprinkled throughout that will keep you wanting to move forward. For anyone with family woes, it may help you try to see your issues in a more humorous light…or at least put things in perspective.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Runtime: 6.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English