Lady Cordelia #CBR5 Review #59: Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris

2I think this book is going to have to be one of the most reviewed on the Cannonball this year, so I had to make sure it made my list too. I have always found David Sedaris to be an interesting writer.  Though I do understand why certain readers find him frustrating (“But nothing happens in these stories ARRRRGGGGHHHH”), to me, his writing style has always been so engaging that I really don’t care what he’s writing about.  Case in point here would be his first essay on his experiences with French dentistry.  To me, a Sedaris novel feels like a conversation with a friend that you see often – you really don’t have anything particularly interesting to say to one another, but pleasure is found in the conversation itself.

I must admit that this collection of stories does feel more like a throwaway than previous collections – there weren’t any stories here that completely stopped me in my tracks.  That said, I did still read this compulsively and did enjoy it.

I agree with many of the other reviewers that this is probably not the best Sedaris book to start with for a new reader – I would suggest Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim – but definitely worth a read for everyone else.

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