Title: Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
Author: David Sedaris
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
April 23, 2013
I borrowed a copy of this book from my local library.
It’s been too long since I’ve read a book by David Sedaris. I’d forgotten what a fabulous storyteller he is. The versatile, autobiographical essays in Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls tell of the things that lie beneath seemingly ordinary (and some not-so-ordinary) moments in our lives.
Sedaris has a knack for honing in on the easy-to-miss contradictions and peculiarities of human nature, and his expat point of view gives his commentary an added perspective. Although Sedaris is known for his witty sarcasm, I felt that his manner of portraying the uglier side of society is handled without spite or too much cynicism. He helps us reflect inward, always while laughing.