Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls


It’s been a long time since I read anything from David Sedaris. The last one was When You Are Engulfed In Flames, which I found thoroughly entertaining (and I should re—read in the near future). Let’s Explore… covers moving from France to Britain, collecting rubbish, praise for his squad of dental surgeons and technicians, learning German, going on book tours, waiting in airports and riding on trains, and receiving a colonoscopy.

Some sections are pieces of micro fiction from the point of view of fictional, pantomimed dullards. I liked these the least. Because it veered away from David’s witty observations and linking them to another chapter in his life. Sedaris writes reflections excellently. But when it comes to these POVs, they come across as overly sarcastic caricatures that I cannot scan.

Otherwise, it’s a good read and I look forward to his next one. My copy of this book is extra special. I found it at a LifeLine Book Fair. In short, LifeLine is a charity group that receive so many donated books, CDs, DVDs and so on, they hold a biannual market to try to get rid of it. It is a good place to find old books for cheap, or just a lot f books for a song. I finish my collection of the Planetary comic series thanks to these book fair. Either way I saw copy picked it up. it was in excellent condition. As if no one had read it. Then, all of a sudden, all these photos fell out. Old photos, some looked like they were from the seventies. And not just the way people dressed, but the photos were small square shaped with rounded corners. I gathered up the photos, unsure they were someone’s property, or they came with the book. I think I need to write to Sedaris to let him know. And probably to find out the original owners…

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