Narrator: David Sedaris
Published by Hachette Audio on 23 April 2013
Length: 6 hours 25 minutes
Source: Purchased through Audible
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).
Thoughts: If you’ve read Davis Sedaris before, then you’ll know what to expect from Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls. It is another collection of personal essays and anecdotes that are as funny as they are strange and dark. Most of the essays were new for me, but there were a handful that I had heard or read before. Still, these repeats were worth listening to a second time, so I didn’t mind.
Favorite moment: After the usual essays, Sedaris includes a few stories that are hilarious, twisted looks at the dark side of humanity. These stories were unexpected, but superb, and I hope Sedaris shares more fiction stories in future books.
WTF moment: I considered not having a WTF moment because they are kind of Sedaris’ trademark. However, I’m going to go with the story about the taxidermy shop with the preserved head (among other items of interest).
Narrator: As always, Sedaris narrates, and some parts are recorded in front of live audiences. Now that I’m used to his voice, I always look forward to hearing him read; I, honestly, can’t imagine reading his next book instead of listening to the audio.