Thursday September 24, 2020

Poignant memories of a master comic

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris. Abacus, €16.35. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

13th July, 2013
David Sedaris: behind his ostensibly freewheeling style is a rigorous, accomplished technique. Photo: Getty

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls


Acclaimed humorist David Sedaris takes an unconventional approach to book tours. As likely to give his readers a gift of Ibuprofen as to ask them when they last touched a monkey, Sedaris vigorously believes in preferential treatment. He once gave priority signing to smokers - because of their shorter life expectancy - and to men measuring 5'6" or less. "That's right, my little friends," he declared, "there'll be no waiting...

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