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Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris (review by Monica K. ’14)

Let's Explore Diabetes with OwlsLet’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

David Sedaris manages to pull off a combination screwball comedy and thoughtful introspection within each of his essays. Featuring tales of dentist appointments and swim meets, a few morbid short stories, and, yes, a stuffed owl, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls is a collection of short essays based on Sedaris’ personal experiences. While the topics may sound mundane, Sedaris has a knack for transforming the remotest details into complex narratives about relationships and life. My favorites include Atta boy and Loggerheads. Less tasteful and more over the top are the fictitious short stories interspersed between essays. Overall, I guarantee that there will be at least one story that will make you laugh. – Monica K. ‘14

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