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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
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Aug 22, 2013

it was amazing
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One of the funniest things I've read this summer is David Sedaris' Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. My favorite essay in the book is Attaboy, in which Sedaris ponders the madness of modern parenting. He skewers everything from the penchant for presidentially-named toddlers to the way children today can apparently do no wrong. When the piece veers down the path to the good old days of when he was a kid, Sedaris draws a stark contrast to the toddler-tyrant-run homes of today, writing of his own parents, "They did not live in a children's house. We lived in theirs." In other words, he articulates what every sane person has thought when subjected to, say, watching a mother ask her three-year-old if he or she would like a skim milk or 2% babyccino as you stand behind them in a five-person deep line at Starbucks while running progressively later for work.

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August 22, 2013 – Shelved as: the-baroness-book-club
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