Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Editorial reviews

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Mr. Sedaris can be the life of your two-person party if you turn to his essays for quick, easy diversion and nothing more.

It’s all the more powerful because he’s otherwise so self-deprecating and offhand.

It should probably be read by any Sedaris fan, at the right time—i.e., after they’ve already read all his earlier ones.

David Sedaris entertains with pieces about his relationship with his father and observations of life on the road.

Luckily for him his writing also sings about how brilliantly clever, inventive and funny he is, a poet for everyone who wouldn't live the ordinary life if you paid them.

With this latest collection, Sedaris secures his place as a national (or international) treasure, and anything he publishes is a literary event to be celebrated.

Those who have followed Sedaris through the years will find plenty to enjoy, though not much in the way of surprise or revelation.

Yet even with the moments of sincerity and sobering self examination, Let’s Explore Diabetes is the bold, funny, and mildly offensive return to the Sedaris for which most have long waited.