Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

  • by David Sedaris
  • Narrated by David Sedaris
  • 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A guy walks into a bar.
From here, the story could take many turns. A guy walks into a bar and meets the love of his life. A guy walks into a bar and finds no one else is there. 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 humour and intelligence and leave you deeply moved.
In Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, 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. The common thread? Sedaris masterfully turns each episode into a love story: how it feels to be in a relationship where one loves and is loved over many years, what it means to be part of a family, and how it's possible, through all of life's absurdities, to accept oneself.

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What the Critics Say

"A humorist par excellence, Sedaris can make Woody Allen appear ham-tongued, Oscar Wilde a drag" (Observer)
"The world's finest comic writer" (Independent)
"David Sedaris is a man who could capture your heart and lift your spirits while reading out the ingredients of a rice cake" (Observer)

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funny and often disturbing

If you could sum up Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls in three words, what would they be?

The title drew my attention. I thought what the heck and I'm glad I did. David Sedaris writes with alacrity and wit. Aside form baring his soul authentically, his use of mind grabbing metaphors and turns of phrase make his writing engaging and compelling.

A collection of mostly autobiographical stories about his experiences in a rather macabre taxidemists, diabetes or battling his demons with his father, Sedaris keeps you fully engaged form start to finish.


Which character – as performed by David Sedaris – was your favourite?

London taxidermist!


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- Marcus

Good Stuff From Sedaris

This is the latest collection of stories from David Sedaris, some of which appeared on the Radio 4 series "Meet David Sedaris" and as usual they are funny, charming and sometimes moving in places.
As usual his dad doesn't come out well in this collection and his poor family! but you can tell that despite the cutting comments about them there is genuine love between them all.
Being read by the author himself is the main selling point of this- I have read some of his books but it is hearing them in his voice that makes them so much better.

If you have never read/heard any David Sedaris before jump in here and I guarantee you will download more!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-04-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK