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Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls (Paperback)
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Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 06/03/2014
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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. In Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Sedaris delights with twists of humour and intelligence, remembering 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. By turns hilarious and moving, David Sedaris masterfully looks at life's absurdities as he takes us on adventures that are not to be forgotten.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349119427
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 232 g
Dimensions: 133 x 200 x 19 mm

A dazzling collection * Mail on Sunday *
Romantic, shocking and punctuated with the kind of funnies that, if you're reading while eating, make you snort food through your nose -- Lisa Gee * Independent *
There are lines that go off like firecrackers, storing up their hilarity until the last moment, and there are the one he lobs like little grenades amid the chaos and merriment -- David Shariatmadari * Guardian *
There are sudden moments of honest, revelation and frailty . . . Long may he write and long may the 'Indefinite Leave' sticker remain in the once stolen and now returned passport of this honorary Briton -- Viv Groskop * Telegraph *
Brilliantly clever, inventive and funny * Guardian *
Treat yourself to this sparkling collection of essays . . . You'll gurgle with laughter or cringe in recognition of uncomfortable truths. Sedaris . . . can identify with almost any absurd situation and wring the last drop of wit from it, but he is also the master of elegantly crafted sentences that simultaneously convey vulnerability, compassion, cruelty and glee . . . polished to perfection * Daily Mail *
Thoughtful, witty, excitable, world-weary, romantic, fastidious . . . creating waves of sympathy and wry humour, as though a rather amazing stranger is addressing you and you alone -- Susie Boyt * Financial Times *
Biting, intimate anecdotes from America's finest humorist * Daily Telegraph *
Consistently laugh-out-loud funny, Sedaris' pieces are self-obsessed, shocking, wonderfully sustained and closely observed . . . What can happen to anybody becomes darkly hilarious with Sedaris * Independent *

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“Makes you smile at the weirdness of life”

An eclectic mix of anecdotes, stories and observations that sparkle with wit and humour.
As in his earlier books, Sedaris is bravely honest about his dysfunctional family and upbringing, and his own failings or... More

Paperback edition
16th August 2014
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“Entertaining book, had me laughing out loud”

I had never heard of David Sedaris when I bought this, I read on my hour long commutes in to work - I loved it, it had me laughing out loud at some points. Odd and entertaining.

Paperback edition
27th November 2015
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