Audiobook: Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls

by David Sedaris
read by the author
ages: adult
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A long, long time ago my frend Wendy dragged me (literally; I had no idea what was going on) to see David Sedaris live. I had a blast; he was hilarious, and I couldn’t wait to read some of his writing.

Except. I didn’t laugh when I read his essays. Which lead me to believe one thing: Sedaris is better when he reads his writing than when I do.

And I was right.

I picked up the audio book of his latest group of essays, and I actually found them funny. Some more so (Obama!!!!! or The Cold Case) than others (the stories on the last disc were pretty weird; though there’s satire about the “slippery slope” of having gay marriage legalized that’s pretty topical). I think I laughed the hardest on the ones where he recorded before a live audience; something about other people laughing made me laugh as well.

I don’t really have much else to say about this one. It’s quintessential Sedaris, with his trademark irony and dead-pan humor. Which means, if you like that kind of thing, you’ll like this. I’d just recommend listening to it.

2 thoughts on “Audiobook: Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls

  1. Sounds like a good car-ride audio! Just the thing to make it through traffic or on a road trip. I have always seen his books but I have not read a one. I guess I live in a bubble. šŸ™‚

    Thanks for the recommend!
    Happy 4th!


  2. Listening to Sedaris in audio is a great idea! I have found his essays in print funny, but I can just imagine him reading them. I haven't gotten a copy of Lets Explore Diabetes with Owls yet – now that I've read your post, I think I'll check out the audio version.


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