Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

A Modest Bestiary

By David Sedaris; Dylan Baker (Read by); Elaine Stritch (Read by)

Hachette Audio, Compact Disc, 9781600244995, 112pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 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 Sedarispublished this book to support 826NYC, a nonprofit tutoring center in Brooklyn, New York that helps students ages six to eighteen develop their writing skills through free writing workshops, publishing projects, and one-on-one help with homework and English-language learning. Sedaris is the author of the internationally bestselling "Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Me Talk Pretty One Day, " "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, "and "SquirrelSeeks Chipmunk."

Dylan Baker s first audiobook recording was for "The Grapes of Wrath", which subsequently won both Audie and Earphones Awards. He has since narrated several audio books, including Tom Wolfe's "I Am Charlotte Simmons, "Walter Isaacson s biography of Steve Jobs, and Michael Lewis s "Flash Boys". In 2002, he won an Audie Award for Abridged Fiction for Jonathan Franzen s "The Corrections".

He has appeared in numerous films including "Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Kinsey, Head of State, Thirteen Days", and "Happiness". Baker was nominated for a Tony Award for his Broadway performance in "La Bete", and he won an Obie Award for his performance in the 1986 play "Not About Heroes". His television credits include guest appearances on "The Practice, Law & Order", and "The West Wing". Baker earned his B.F.A. from Southern Methodist University and a Masters in Fine Arts from Yale's School of Drama.

Elaine Stritch, a superlative dramatic actress, won a Tony(r) Award for her one-woman show, Elaine Stritch, At Liberty. A four-time Tony(r) nominee, she has starred in numerous plays and musicals including Bus Stop, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Company, and A Delicate Balance. She received a Grammy nomination for her recording of The Best Halloween Ever.