Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

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Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

A Modest Bestiary

By David Sedaris; Ian Falconer (Illustrator)

Little Brown and Company, Hardcover, 9780316038393, 159pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 2010


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.

About the Author
David Sedaris is a regular contributor to "The New Yorker "and Public Radio International's "This American Life. "He is the author of the books When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, "Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, "and "Barrel Fever."

Praise For Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk


"He's the best there is."

"A joy to read....Sedaris [is] a connoisseur of human nature at its worst."
-Boston Globe

"Sedaris is certainly worthy of hero worship....He is a master pathfinder."
-Charlotte Observer

"The preeminent humorist of his generation."
-Entertainment Weekly

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