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Let's explore diabetes with owls
2013
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David Sedaris's newest essay collection is rife with familiar Sedaris themes: oddities in his travels (a visit to a London taxidermy shop), the ridiculousness of his adult life (an exploration of getting scoped), and his family. Sedaris is, as always, the ideal reader of his own work. He is the master of the deadpan delivery, something that is particularly fitting for his brand of black humor. Of course, Sedaris isn't all irony. When he wants to get serious, he uses subtle tonal inflections-e.g., when he describes a particularly low, directionless moment in his youth. As good an essayist as Sedaris is, his words are elevated in audiobook form. Even some of the less effective pieces, or the ones that rehash familiar themes, take on new life through Sedaris's amusing narration. A Little, Brown hardcover. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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A guy walks into a bar car and...<br> <br> From here the story could take many turns. When this 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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls , David Sedaris shows once again why his work has been called "hilarious, elegant, and surprisingly moving" ( Washington Post ).
Table des matières
Author's Notep. ix
Dentists Without Bordersp. 3
Attaboyp. 11
Think Differenterp. 21
Memory Lapsp. 27
A Friend in the Ghettop. 43
Loggerheadsp. 57
If I Ruled the Worldp. 73
Easy, Tigerp. 77
Laugh, Kookaburrap. 87
Standing Stillp. 101
Just a Quick E-mailp. 117
A Guy Walks into a Bar Carp. 123
Author, Authorp. 139
Obama!!!!!p. 149
Standing Byp. 157
I Break for Traditional Marriagep. 167
Understanding Understanding Owlsp. 175
#2 to Gop. 189
Health-Care Freedoms and Why I Want My Country Backp. 201
Now Hiring Friendly Peoplep. 205
Rubbishp. 211
Day In, Day Outp. 225
Mind the Gapp. 239
A Cold Casep. 245
The Happy Placep. 259
Dog Daysp. 273
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