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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls | David Sedaris
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).
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jb72
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#funny
This is the second Sedaris book I‘ve read. It is pretty funny although not as funny as his Christmas stories. I listened to it on audio which makes them a bit more funny. 👍🏻 🦉

akckitty I have yet to read a book that made me genuinely laugh, so that's great! 1mo
jb72 @akckitty Two of his books made me laugh. Also A Walk In the Woods by Bill Bryson made me laugh out loud at work. 1mo
akckitty @jb72 thanks so much for the recs! 💙 1mo
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dgingo
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My first David Sedaris audio book, and it probably won‘t be my last. Neurotic, quirky, and clever, Sedaris shares essays and stories on various topics, some personal and revelatory, others mundane, ordinary, and critical, such as those in which he offers cultural and political commentary. I enjoyed hearing him read, as he himself narrates the Audible book.

dgingo Negative? I just don‘t know how I feel now about traveling to China—he provides some vivid descriptions that, to be honest, has lowered China on my “to travel to” list. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤔 3mo
rretzler Love Sedaris‘ books and listening to him read them is a bonus! 3mo
dgingo @rretzler It‘s definitely a bonus! I usually only listen to non-fiction audiobooks and only if the narrator is the author or fabulous. 3mo
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dgingo
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Finally a sport in which I can excel. 😂🏋🏼‍♀️📖🥋🏆

Mitch Agreed! Me too! 3mo
dgingo @Mitch 🤚🏼👍🏼 3mo
rretzler 💕🤣 3mo
dgingo @rretzler 😇🥋 3mo
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dgingo
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readtheworld
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Just finished this on audio — Sedaris‘s essays are weird and delightful. His narration adds an additional layer to the book, and I honestly don‘t think I want to read a book of his in print again!

#audiobook #libby #essays #nonfiction #justfinished

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Megabooks
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While some of his books are better than others, I will always enjoy David‘s books, especially when I‘m listening to the #audiobook in the car with my dad. The audiobook also makes chores seem to go faster. 4⭐️ #MonthofRereads

PS I do like the new covers. Opinions anyone?

Reviewsbylola I like this cover too and I really enjoyed this one. Listening to Holidays on Ice at the moment. 7mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I hope you like holidays on ice more than I do. Maybe I need to do a relisten? This one is my favorite 7mo
Reviewsbylola I haven‘t read that one yet! I‘m only on the second chapter of HoI and the first chapter was AMAZING (when he worked at Macy‘s as an elf) but I think I remember that being the best chapter of the book. It‘s been years since I first read it though. 7mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Santaland was the only truly outstanding one in that collection for me. The rest were just eh. I hope you try Flames at some point! 7mo
Reviewsbylola I definitely will. I intend to read all of his collections. 7mo
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jdiehr
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Listened to the audio on this one and he was either hilarious or off-putting. But mostly hilarious. It was the last few bits of the book where he lost me. Still a laugh out loud pick though.

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Ncostell
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I don‘t know what it is about David Sedaris and his quirky worldview, but I always find it interesting. This was not my favorite of his works but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I recommend this on audio and the parts recorded in front of a live audience were especially entertaining.

Mindyrecycles Just bought it today. Audible has a good special going on. 8mo
Ncostell @Mindyrecycles Oh good, hope you like it! 8mo
Booksnchill I relisten to Holidays on Ice every December! 8mo
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Ncostell @Booksnchill. That‘s a great one! I have only read it but I‘ll bet it‘s even better on audio. 8mo
Booksnchill @Ncostell you must listen to it - a whole new dimension of Elvish misbehavior! 8mo
arlenefinnigan @Booksnchill @Ncostell you really must, it's fantastic. His rendition of Away In A Manger is quite something 😂 8mo
Ncostell @Booksnchill, @arlenefinnigan I‘m sold, I will definitely have to listen to it. This may become a new holiday tradition! 8mo
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Jschultzems
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Mehso-so

Disclaimer: listened to the audiobook. Wasn‘t sure what this book was about at first. It‘s a collection of essays portraying the author‘s quirky sense of humor and lifestyle. Not always the most entertaining but a nice break from long novels.

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TheRiehlDeal
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Nope. My pancreas doesn't need that much sugar (not diabetic by the way).

#gumdrops
@SilversReviews

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Halechr
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Getting a little reading in between classes in before the semester gets too crazy for me to read.

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Louise
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David Sedaris reads his slice-of-life essays and other pieces in this #audiobook. Some of them are laugh-out-loud funny. Others are quirky and a little bit sad. Some others are darkly humorous. Sedaris is very observant and wildly creative. Worth a listen!

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ladylionbot
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I continue to adore David Sedaris. His gross wit, honest charm, amazing travel, gift with seeing the amazing in such normal life...it is a perfect subway read. I collect his books lovingly, and always want to pass them on when I'm finished. Favorite essay here may be Author, Author.

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Bibliogeekery
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This wasn't my favourite David Sedaris book but I did have a few laughs and enjoyed escaping into his quickly little world for awhile! #queerbooks

Reviewsbylola I listened to this one on audio and loved it! 11mo
Bibliogeekery @Reviewsbylola I think I would have liked it better if it's listened to the audiobook. That's usually how I engage with his books. I found myself missing hearing his voice when I read this one. 11mo
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candority
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Mehso-so

My co-worker loves David Sedaris, so I thought I‘d give him a try. I enjoyed listening to him read his own stories, but I didn‘t find them as funny as I was expecting. There were two or three stories that I loved, but the rest only elicited a couple chuckles and a lot of zoning out... And, as others have said, the fictional stories at the end seemed unnecessary. That said, I think I‘ll give Sedaris another try sometime in the future.

Avanders Oh but no... I don't think this really gives you a sense of Sedaris... I didn't particularly love this one either 😜 If you want short, try 12mo
candority Thanks for the suggestion @Avanders! 12mo
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echalpan
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This is my first Sedaris book, and I highly recommend listening to him read his stories on audio. This book was hilarious. The stories from his childhood were my favorite. I could‘ve ended the book early without the fictional stories at the end though.

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MelissaSue81
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This is a great audiobook for cleaning.

JacqMac I‘m doing laundry with the audio of 12mo
MelissaSue81 @JacqMac - perfect! I don‘t think I‘ve read that one. It‘s on my shelf in print, but I‘m thinking these might all be good to get on audio. 12mo
JacqMac @MelissaSue81 I own them all, too. But I have been borrowing the audio copies from the library. He‘s a great storyteller. 12mo
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Reviewsbylola
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My first Sedaris audiobook—I knew I had to listen to him after I read and loved Calypso. This did not let me down. Some of my favorite stories were the ones about Sedaris‘s dad (I laughed so hard at the image of him answering the door in his undies) and the airport one. Hearing Sedaris say “mothafocka” over and over had me in stitches. On the other hand, I didn‘t care for the fiction pieces as much.

emilyhaldi Maybe you can convince me to read more of him.... 12mo
Reviewsbylola Are you going to read Calypso? Should I bring it for you? @emilyhaldi (edited) 12mo
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LeahBergen Or listen, rather. 😄 12mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve got the audiobook on hold, along with all his others! @leahbergen 12mo
britt_brooke This makes me so happy! 12mo
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Christy2318
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Gave this a try because Sedaris will be at Book People in June. The writing is fine. It‘s not Sedaris, it‘s me. I just don‘t find his humor funny at all. Next!

Samplergal It‘s not his best. 14mo
Zelma I don‘t care for Sedaris at all. His humor just doesn‘t entertain me or make me laugh. 14mo
Abby2 I think he‘s really hysterical. 14mo
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CherryPie
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Mehso-so

Mo bitterness. Less awkward charm. Or, vice versa. We, David and I, are out of sync with this book. Ex. My fave Sedaris work is his diary-ish, Theft by Finding. Understanding Understanding Owls was the most memorable essay. I love the cover. No regrets. Ever onward!

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CherryPie
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I've read a bunch of craft books in the last two weeks. I've hated a bunch of craft books in the last two weeks. Back to Sedaris.

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parttimedomestic
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My new favorite after work activity: sitting on our back porch with an audiobook watching the hummingbirds.

Don‘t forget to enter my #beforeandafter giveaway! Just make a post about how your reading life has changed since joining Litsy! I‘ll pick the winner on Monday 4/16! Check out my last post for more details!

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DarcysMom
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Sheryl63 He's a hoot, I've been a long time fan of his. Have you ever listened to his book"Holidays on Ice" we've made that a Christmas tradition. 1y
DarcysMom @Sheryl63 I haven't - I will make sure to get a copy to listen to this Christmas. 😁 1y
Sheryl63 It‘s hilarious, my engineer no-nonsense husband even quotes from it! I was shocked 1y
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DarcysMom
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Today I got to play with this gorgeous pair of Afghan dogs while I was on my walk. They slowed me down, but it was totally worth it!
#audiowalk
#800in2018
#overdrive

Tamra 😍 1y
TricksyTails 😍🐶♥️ 1y
Sheryl63 Beautiful, I love those dogs but I've never seen one in the flesh. I'm a dog freak, I love my critters. I've had everything from horses to a six-foot Iguana, I'm deathly afraid of snakes but I love lizards, I've had two veiled chameleons as well. Now, I'm down to Zoe, the wonder dog and my little tiny, tabby, The Rigger! 1y
DarcysMom @Sheryl63 They are the first I have met. I love them - if I could be sure of getting equally good tempered dogs, Afghans would go to the top of my list. 1y
Sheryl63 I have a Belgian Malinois who was a demon puppy when I got her at almost three months old, it was crazy. She would be gnawing her harness into while my husband was trying to figure out why it wasn't fitting. We had her professionally trained, that was one of the conditions when we bought her that and having her spayed. Around her eighth month BDay, she turned into the most loving dog, I've ever owned. 1y
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DarcysMom
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A short and sweet walk to break in my new shoes.
#audiowalk
#800in2018
#overdrive

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DarcysMom
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josie281 He has the best audiobooks. 1y
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DarcysMom
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MayJasper And the winner of the Weird Title Award goes to....... 😀 1y
DarcysMom @MayJasper For sure! 🤓 1y
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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The goal this month is to not have to renew any #audiobook I've checked out on #libby. #readingresolutions @Jess7

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Clwojick
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Almost done this audiobook. So far, I feel just okay about it....

Have any of you read this? What did you feel?

britt_brooke I liked this one, but it isn‘t his best. Have you listened to any of his others? 2y
Clwojick @britt_brooke No! Can you recommend any specific ones? 2y
britt_brooke @Clwojick Yes!! Me Talk Pretty One Day is my favorite. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and Naked are both great, too. 2y
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TorieStorieS Naked is my favorite- but Me Talk Pretty is a close second! 2y
Clwojick Thanks @TorieStorieS !! I'll have to check them out. 😍 2y
AshleyHoss820 Me Talk Pretty One Day is awesome! The best parts are the stories that involve his brother, Rooster! 😊 (edited) 2y
Caterina I also listened to this one and found it so-so. Me Talk Pretty One Day had me laughing out loud on an airplane as I listened! 😂👍 (Even better because nobody knew I was reading, so they really thought I was crazy!!) 2y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Pickpick

This was wonderful. It really cemented for me how much I enjoy David Sedaris on audio.

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Dessert with my coffee is my current jam. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Third audiobook of month end almost complete.

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Up next on the audiobook list.

Lacythebookworm Sedaris is so great! And audio is perfect! 2y
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Lcsmcat
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David Sedaris always makes me smile. #😍 #emojinov @RealLifeReading

Booksnchill Ditto! 2y
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Ash.on.the.line
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When I hear #essays I either think boring (flashback to writing essays in collage) or David Sedaris. I have yet to read any of his simply because I already have a TBR a mile long. I‘ve read little excerpts though that make me want to read more!
#NoteworthyNovember

britt_brooke He‘s one of my favorites! 2y
Lcsmcat He‘s so funny, you really should give him a try. 2y
Ash.on.the.line @Lcsmcat I probably will soon, just have to get through a few of my tbr! 2y
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TricksyTails He's fracking hilarious! 2y
Jess7 I just bought this book as a kindle deal last night. Have you read this one @britt_brooke ? Or anyone else? 2y
britt_brooke @Jess7 I‘ve read it in print and on audio. It‘s not my favorite Sedaris, but it‘s still really good. 👍🏻 His personal stories are always entertaining. 2y
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Lcsmcat
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“I should be used to the way Americans dress when traveling, yet it still manages to amaze me. It‘s as if the person next to you had been washing shoe polish off a pig, then suddenly threw down his sponge saying ‘Fuck this. I‘m going to Los Angeles!‘“

LeahBergen Oh my God. Yes! 😂😂😂 2y
batsy 😂😂😂 2y
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Lcsmcat
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My reading buddy tonight is only a little bothered when I laugh out loud. #littenkitten #catsoflitsy

MatchlessMarie What a sweetie! I had a cat that looked just like yours as a kid that we named Dalmatian. The vets were always confused 😁 2y
Lcsmcat @MatchlessMarie That‘s hilarious! His name is Balthazar, because we got him at Christmas and he has a star on his side. Plus he used to stare up all the time as if he were looking for a star to follow. 2y
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GondorGirl
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Back in early 2k I attended the University of Michigan with the intention of becoming an essayist. Over the course of study I had several advisors push me to find a different field. In the end I graduated with my BA in English lit, with a specialization in creative writing. I published a couple essays. I made almost no money. I moved on.

Sedaris is the exception- a successful essayist. He's smart, funny, and socially conscious. Damn him. 😂

Louise In an interview with Michael Ian Black, Sedaris let slip that he makes about 2 million per year with his books and readings. Amazing! 2y
GondorGirl @Louise That's completely insane! I can't even imagine that amount of money. I used to get excited when I sold enough to buy groceries! 😂😂😂 2y
Louise What a great way to make money, too! I still dream of "six figure freelancing"! Guess Sedaris just figured, "Why not 7 figures?" And indeed, why not?! ? 2y
MinDea Did you ever go to Zingerman's?! I miss that place! 2y
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Lcsmcat
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“Their house had real hard-cover books in it, and you often saw them lying open on the sofa, the words still warm from being read.”
There‘s so much that‘s funny in Sedaris, but this line jumped out at me for just being beautiful.

DivineDiana It is beautiful! 📚 2y
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Jadams1776
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Audio is the best option for a David Sedaris book. You can't beat these stories in his voice.

Booksnchill I agree 100% I own them all signed as books but I have read them all on audio- every December I relisten to Holidays on Ice and Live at Carnegie Hall❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
britt_brooke Completely agree! While I‘ve read all of his books in print, lately I‘ve been working my way back through them via audio and laughing my face off! Love him. 💚 2y
aschermetz Totally agree, I actually find I can't read them in print but I LOVE the audio. 2y
arlenefinnigan You HAVE to listen to Holidays on Ice on audio for his rendition of Away In A Manger 😂 2y
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Books_Wine_Repeat
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I love DS. His comedy isn‘t for everyone. This wasn‘t as laugh out loud as his other books/audiobooks yet the stories about his father were poignant and moving.

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mdbstar12
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The most exciting part about moving is checking out your new local #library, right? I may have gone a bit overboard with my #bookhaul but I was so excited to finally have books again!

Libby1 Yes, it is! I hope you settle in happily and peacefully. 2y
mdbstar12 @Libby1 Thank you! 2y
cathysaid Empty Mansions... ❤️'d it! 2y
mdbstar12 @cathysaid Oh good! That one's been on my tbr for ages! 2y
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Luv2readbookz
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This the first Sedaris book I've read (or listened to). I heard this was not his best, so what other book of his would you recommend?

ValerieAndBooks Made me laugh so much!! 2y
arlenefinnigan At Christmas listen to (for his rendition of Away In A Manger in the style of Billie Holliday) 2y
Luv2readbookz @Lacythebookworm @ValerieAndBooks @arlenefinnigan Thanks for the recommendations. I'll definitely have to check them out! 📚 2y
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britt_brooke
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Another #audio #reread to get me through unpacking boxes, decluttering, and cleaning. I first read this in print when it was published in 2013. This was my first time listening to him, and although this is not my favorite Sedaris, I enjoyed it. I love his delivery especially during the live-recorded portions.

RestlessFickleBookHoarder I've only listened to Sedaris. I don't think I would enjoy just reading it. 2y
britt_brooke @RestlessFickleBookSlut I've read all his books in print and they're great. 👌🏻👌🏻 But his voice adds a certain fantastic touch! 2y
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britt_brooke
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Current unpacking soundtrack. 📦📦📦 #audio #overdrive

Clwojick I was going to listen to this audiobook as well. How are you liking it? 2y
britt_brooke @Clwojick Enjoying it so far! It's my first time listening to him on audio. I read it in print a few years ago and liked it. This was the only of his audiobooks that didn't have a massive hold list on overdrive so I snatched it up. Glad I did! 2y
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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I love David Sedaris' writing, and I was howling with laughter for most of this book. ❤️

britt_brooke Love him! 💚 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks @britt_brooke Me too! I really want to read his latest book. 2y
britt_brooke @CoffeeCatsBooks I finished it a couple of weeks ago. Really enjoyed it! I was lucky enough to get to see him speak in Nashville last month. So much fun! 2y
bridgetann This is on my TBR! 2y
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CocoReads
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Celebrating being under my blood sugar goal for the first time in awhile. Also trying out the tuna salad in a hollowed out pepper instead of on bread. I give it 👍👍

Jinjer Congrats and that sounds delicious! 2y
Suet624 Congrats! 2y
CocoReads Sadly, it didn't last. But it was delicious! 2y
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Megabooks
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Started the #litsypartyofone with my favorite Sedaris audiobook and some laundry! At least I didn't show you my dirty PJs. 😉🤣🤣

LauraJ I'd actually be kinda okay with that. 2y
LitHousewife You'll have to let me know what you think. I've never read him before. 2y
Megabooks @LauraJ 🤣🤣 They're in the dryer now. 2y
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Megabooks @LitHousewife Really?!? I love this one, his new one - Theft By Finding, and 2y
Megabooks @LitHousewife Most people love this one, but it's 4th for me (edited) 2y
Ottergirl I had this audiobook a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it ☺️ 2y
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britt_brooke 💚💚💚 2y
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Leigh0906
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I'd never even heard of David Sedaris until my husband and I combined our books, and now he's one of my favs! #LGBTQauthors #junebookbugs

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