David Sedaris is the type of essayist that you either hate or love, are offended by or understand, and either make you gasp or squeal in delight. Well, I am the latter. His latest, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, was exactly what I hoped for and expected. Once again, he writes about his everyday life with his partner Hugh, his family, and his travels. And it’s the travelling part that is the best! He talks about mundane conversations he overhears, his shopping excursions, and his dining experiences. And I never stopped laughing!
As in his earlier works, his essays are short but pack a punch. They range from something as simple as standing in line at an airport and what he observes all the way too finding a stuffed owl for his partner at a taxidermy shop. The laughs keep coming.
If at all possible, go for the audiobook. Somehow listening to him speak just makes it all the more hysterical!
Read alike: There is no one quite like David Sedaris, but if you have never read or listened to him before, I suggest you start with Holidays on Ice. I feel that is his best work.