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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls - David Sedaris After the slightly less funny collection When You Are Engulfed in Flames, (not that it's bad to be slightly less funny!), this one is back to the generally wacky outlook on life that I love from Sedaris.

I admit to kind of skipping over the shorter pieces that are more overtly fiction than his usual memoir-ish fiction. But the piece about taxidermy, the one set in Australia, and the one about his colonoscopy are the teary-eyed laugh essays that I love.

I liked the slightly more serious and touching direction of When You Are Engulfed in Flames, but it seems like this collection aims for the hilarity of Barrel Fever and the earlier collections, but doesn't quite hit the mark.

Recommended for Sedaris fans, but for new Sedaris readers, maybe the earlier works will give a better taste of his wacky humor.