Thursday, September 30, 2010

Another Snarky Book from David Sedaris--Yippee!!

Ever since I read David Sedaris' short story about being an elf at Christmas, I have been hooked on his books.  He is just flat out funny.  The kind of funny that makes me feel like a snickering Beavis and Butthead.  That kind of funny.

Now, another pee  your pants funny book is out.  Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk is a bit different than his usual offerings, but the stories still make you laugh out loud.  The illustrations by Ian Falconer, he of the Olivia series fame, capture the essence of the stories.  Gee, I just typed that with a straight face! Seriously (he he), the illustrations are fantastically spot on.

Each short story is about animals with very human issues.  You will be hard pressed to not find someone you know, or even worse, yourself in at least one of these stories.  Whether you're a chipmunk afraid "jazz" means something sexual, or a duck that says the wrong thing while standing in line, you'll recognize the spotlight Sedaris shines on our typical human foibles.

It's a quick read--won't take you more than a few hours, I promise.  But if you're feeling blue, and want a good belly laugh, pick this up.  If you're feeling angry at humanity, pick this up.  Someone out there gets it--his name is David Sedaris.  We're lucky we've got him to write all the stuff we think about, but are too  darn wimpy to express.

1 comment :

  1. i still lol at the mere mention of xmas elves, my favorite line was i see cher...

    i was afraid there may be animal abuse in this book so i have been leary :-)