Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
David Sedaris, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls: Essays, etc. (New York: Little, Brown & Company, 2013).
It is possible that I just have a warped sense of humor. Or it is possible that David Sedaris is a very funny guy. Whichever is the case, or perhaps if both are the case, the latest collection of short fiction from his pen kept me laughing from the beginning to the end of the book. There is plenty of irony and cynicism as well as some just fun recalling of the silliness of life in general. When it comes to telling a story, David Sedaris has not only an eye (or is that ear) for detail, but the power to discern which details are the most entertaining.
I received an autographed copy for my birthday this year. My family knows a bit about my sense of humor and what I like, I guess. Anyway, I intended to save it for our vacation, but I picked it up in the midst of a very busy week and soon was reading several essays each day. Even during a week of 12-hour days, the book was quickly finished.
I can’ wait to see what he writes next.