David Sedaris is one of my favorite authors. His dry and sarcastic tone makes me literally laugh out loud. His books are collections of essays about his life. Sedaris grew up in North Carolina with his parents and five siblings and now lives in England with his boyfriend, Hugh Hamrick.
In Diabetes with Owls, Sedaris writes about past romances, picking up trash, going to the dentist, and (my favorite) about how differently parents discipline their children today compared to when he was young. Sedaris has a true talent for making the mundane hilarious and I frequently find myself rereading his books and laughing just as hard as i did the first time.
I don’t normally love audiobooks; I prefer to hold and read a book myself. However, Sedaris narrates his own books and hearing his dry tone is almost better than reading them. If audiobooks are your thing (or even if they aren’t) I would definitely recommend listening to Diabetes with Owls on audio.
Wine Pairing: Crane Lake Pino Noir
It doesn’t feel much like fall here in Alabama, even though September is in full swing. I love anything seasonal and I love to mark seasons changing.* Though you can drink any kind of wine at any time, I most enjoy red wine in the fall and winter. There’s just something more cozy about curling up on the couch with a (pumpkin spice) candle burning and a generous pour of red. Crane Lake Pino Noir is semi dry pinot with notes of cranberry, raspberry, and dark cherry. It is light bodied and smooth. I really loved the hints of berry, and it pairs well with Sedaris’s dry wit. You can find this at Aldi for $3.99. Cheers!
*Yes, I know that the fall equinox isn’t until September 22nd. However, I choose to follow the meteorological seasons, which means fall starts on September 1st.