This collection is definitely not his best work and way too dark for my taste. I didn't even finish about a third of the essays because I just couldn't bear to keep reading. Included here are a handful of fictional narratives from someone else's point of view, and I hated every one. (Soooo dark. No thanks.) In my mind, nothing since Me Talk Pretty One Day has been half as funny. Eating Habits, Worth Reading, Book Worth, David Sedaris, New Book, Reading Lists, Owls, North Carolina, Exploration Diabetes
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