Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

A Modest Bestiary
CD - unabridged
Audio (3 discs)
Product Number: DD20898
Released: Jun 17, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478930235
Narrator/s: Various
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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David Sedaris is a Grammy Award-nominated humorist, best-selling author, and frequent contributor to the New Yorker and Public Radio International's This American Life. He won high acclaim for his popular collections of personal essays Me Talk Pretty One Day and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. In Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, Sedaris offers a collection of tales featuring animals who seem to suffer from the same problems as humans. "Hello Kitty" follows a feline who must, much to his chagrin, attend prison-mandated AA meetings. "The Vigilant Rabbit" stars a fluffy bunny who puts up a sign to keep his forest free of trespassing, but decides that signs for "No Laughing" and "No Asking Stupid Questions" are needed as well.

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Author(s): David Sedaris
Product Number Z100019501
Released: Oct 01, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781607889335
Author(s): David Sedaris
Product Number EB00280854
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780316174725

Professional reviews

"David Sedaris's dark fables aren't warm or fuzzy--instead, they have bark AND bite. Talking animals stand in for people, saying and doing all the base things humans are capable of inflicting on each other. Sedaris, always so good at reading his own material, narrates just a few of the stories in this collection, while Elaine Stritch, Dylan Baker, and Si‰n Phillips take turns ably narrating the rest. Stritch, especially, seems to flawlessly channel Sedaris, hitting every sardonic note perfectly and even sounding sometimes uncannily like the author (or maybe it's the other way around). Together with illustrations by Ian Falconer (OLIVIA), the whole production walks the line between funny and disturbing. J.M.D. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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