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Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
by David Sedaris

Published: 2010-09-28
Hardcover : 159 pages
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Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life.

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(Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life.

In "The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck," three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. In "Hello Kitty," a cynical feline struggles to sit through his prison-mandated AA meetings. In "The Squirrel and the Chipmunk," a pair of star-crossed lovers is separated by prejudiced family members.

With original illustrations by Ian Falconer, author of the bestselling Olivia series of children's books, these stories are David Sedaris at his most observant, poignant, and surprising.

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  "Gross"by jrieger (see profile) 05/05/11

Only one person in our group liked the book. The rest of us either gave up on it or hated it the whole way through. I thought the stories were gruesome and unnecessary.

 
  "Fulfilling a contract"by smulcon (see profile) 02/28/11

We were all a little disappointed with this one. Didn't seem comparable to Sedaris' non-fictional work. Our impression was that he needed to produce a book to fulfill his publishing contract.

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