Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls - David Sedaris

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

By David Sedaris

  • Release Date: 2013-04-23
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4
From 974 Ratings


A guy walks into a bar car and...

From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and intelligence and leave you deeply moved.

Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy.

With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why his work has been called "hilarious, elegant, and surprisingly moving" (Washington Post).


  • Different but the Same

    By robertsirvio1
    I found this collection of essays a bit different from his other collections. Some chapters had "stories" that were self contained short stories. This confused me at first but I let myself enjoy their own special place of weirdness within David's world. This collection took me awhile to read only because I wanted it to last. Very enjoyable.
  • Sorry Sedaris

    By One Kadiddlehopper
    A few pages' read made me buy this book, only to find the material pointless and depressing. Pass this one up, unless you really are pointless and depressed.
  • Not funny

    By Grace921
    Depressing actually
  • May be his best yet

    By hartnsf
    Sedaris fans will not be disappointed. More maturely self-reflective, this is classic, laugh out loud David.
  • Much worse than previous books

    By tomkyd
    This is the first of Sedaris' books I couldn't finish -- mostly not funny, just dark and depressing and misanthropic...
  • Moar!

    By Mmupples
    Some stories are better then others... But the collection as a whole is engrossing to read.
  • Great sarcastic humor..

    By Marcos Costa
    Not a lot of people can talk about themselves in a humorous way like David..