BOOK REVIEW: Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):

A guy walks into a bar car and…

From here the story could take many turns. When the 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. The common thread? Sedaris masterfully turns each essay 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 grow to love oneself.

With LET’S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS, David Sedaris shows once again why he is widely considered the “the funniest writer in America” (O, the Oprah Magazine).


I’ve never read anything else by David Sedaris, so I don’t have anything with which to compare this book.  It’s a collections of essays and there’s no overall theme throughout the book.  I’m not sure if that’s typical for Sedaris or if this one was different from his other books.  It definitely made me laugh out loud in some places and certainly made me want to read more from Sedaris.

If you like humor books, I would recommend this one.

Published by Kelly Schuknecht

Kelly Schuknecht is a marketer with a background in the publishing industry. She is passionate about all things related to books and loves helping authors navigate the world of social media for book promotion. She recently launched the course Marketing Your Book on TikTok.

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