First off, I would like to apologize for taking a break from David Sedaris. I don’t know what I was thinking. I started reading him when I was nineteen and consumed his writing for years. (“Consumed” is the best way to describe the way I read him.)
So I finally read Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls and fell in love with David Sedaris all over again. If you’ve never had the opportunity to read him, stop what you’re doing right now and go get a book of his essays. They’re just delightful. He’s the writer I want to be when I grow up. He tells such clever, real, hilarious, embarrassing, painful, lovely stories and he can do all of those things in a single paragraph without missing a beat.
So David Sedaris and I are back on. After reading Let’s Explore Diabetese with Owls, I’m going to re-read all his old books because as penance for my way-too-long break. It’s the least I can do.