Thursday, May 23, 2013

ARE YOU LISTENING? LET'S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS: A REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S" 
ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY'S
AUDIO BOOK CHOICE....
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LET'S EXPLORE DIABETES
WITH OWLS
ESSAYS, ETC.
BY DAVID SEDARIS
READ BY DAVID SEDARIS
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A guy walks into a bar car and...

From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and intelligence and leave you deeply moved.

Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy.

With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why his work has been called "hilarious, elegant, and surprisingly moving" (Washington Post).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David Sedaris is a playwright and a regular commentator for National Public Radio. He is also the author of the bestselling Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Dress Your Family in Corduroy, Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames and Me Talk Pretty One Day. He travels extensively though Europe and the United States on lecture tours and lives in France.
 PRAISE FOR LET'S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS:
"Sedaris is a remarkably skilled storyteller and savvy essayist. He weaves together vivid images and sensations into a coherent whole that packs a serious emotional punch....Yes, David Sedaris is really that good. And, based on this latest collection, he's getting only better."---Heather Havrilesky, Los Angeles Times

"Artfully milked embarrassing personal incidents for literary laughs...There are plenty of well-cut gems, including one about an ill-fated adoption of some sea turtles that's both hilarious and touching."
---Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly

"If you are a David Sedaris fan, any new book from the humorist is cause for celebration. His newest offering, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, is no exception. It's quintessential Sedaris....There's always a laugh-out-loud moment just around the corner."
---Craig Wilson, USA Today

"The funniest writer in America....Sedaris is thoughtful and sweet in addition to being slyly hilarious."
---Leigh Haber, Oprah

"David Sedaris has become a signifier of taste and intelligence....Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls was the kind of book that I finished and just immediately wanted to start reading again."---Anna Peele, Esquire

"David Sedaris still talks pretty."
---Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine

"Fresh....funny, whimsical, unexpected, and never obvious....Who would anticipate that an encounter with an Australian bird could be so damn touching?"
---Sherryl Connelly, New York Daily News

"Ridiculously funny....A find for the reader who appreciates a sense of humor....Sedaris, like the great humorists before him, hits a nerve with his wit, which brings the reader into intimate contact with the human condition."
---John Henry, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"An acute observer and master of the quick, excoriating takedown, Sedaris claims new territory in this exceptionally gutsy and unnerving collection."
---Donna Seamn, Booklist
"Hilarious....Winning....Sedaris's experiences are an endless source of good material."
---Danielle Trussoni, People 

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MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
For those not familiar with David Sedaris, his latest book, LET’S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS, is not a medical reference book! Far from it. Rather, Sedaris is back with another incredibly witty commentary on life that to some extent, is a bit more cultured and urbane than ever before. Taking topics from ordinary scenarios in life even including some based on family members (his father is his prime target-as well he should be!), Sedaris uses satire in a way that few others can. His comedic presentations of how hard his father always is on him has given the author so much material as he strives continually to prove his father wrong. More often now it seems that David does prove his father wrong, much to David and his fans delight!

Living in England and France, Sedaris splits his time to writing in those places and then going out on tour to be among people which is what he enjoys so much. I am sure he also gets a lot of his material while on tour as well. I believe he is visiting some 56 cities in the U. S. this time around and will surprise people who come to get their book signed. He likes to take time to talk to people, to observe, and to hear what they have to say. Often, people are flustered at this because that is not the norm with most authors.

In LET’S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS, David Sedaris mostly spins his tales from his point of view but there are some written as if a teenager is narrating them and you have to keep on your toes lest you be confused. He writes about everything from shopping for a stuffed owl to traditional marriages; from the quality of dental care in France, to healthcare over all. I think David Sedaris is my favorite author to listen to on audio book. Not only does he read them with his “make me laugh” tone of voice, but also because you can skip around as well. And my favorite part of the audio book is that you can listen to them over and over again! I do believe that they are even funnier the more you listen to them. If you have never experienced the joy of David Sedaris, this is a great time to start.

 GIVEAWAY 
THANK YOU TO MITCH AND MY GOOD
FRIENDS AT HACHETTE BOOKS FOR AN AUDIO
BOOK COPY OF DAVID SEDARIS'
LET'S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS
 THAT I AM ABLE TO OFFER AS A GIVEAWAY
TO ONE LUCKY READER OF MY BLOG

 
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I saw him talk about his book on The Daily Show. He always has an interesting point of view. I would like to have this book.
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