Lets Explore Diabetes with Owls - Review


  Lets Explore Diabetes with Owls

Arrogant, selfish, and rude: David Sedaris’ Lets Discuss Diabetes with Owls is also honest, funny, and extremely well written. Sedaris has published a collection of anecdotes that describe the world as he sees it. The only connective tissue between the stories is the charming and off-putting wit that saturates each unique and compelling tale.

His pretentious attitude towards everything colors the narrative incomedic gold. This is a compilation of observational humor that is so well written it feels poetic.  Sedaris views the world with a completely different lens than I. Some chapters were difficult for me to read and more difficult to relate to.

I would recommend this book for its excellence in writing. I have read few authors who had the capacity to create such balanced and provocative short stories. I am less compelled by David’s view of the world and feel that he adds little more than a contrarian  view of how things ought to be. 

Brent ColbyComment