Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk has ratings and reviews. Chelsey said: This book is a new story each chapter. The concept of Anthropomorphism makes . As gleefully inappropriate as it is wise, David Sedaris’ collection of animal fables uses naughty Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. Featuring David Sedaris’s unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris, Read by the Author and Various.

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I star No, I did not forget to assign a star rating. Sedaris is a damn good writer. Showing of reviews. Dec 27, Becky rated it did not like it Shelves: A Modest Bestiary Theft by Finding: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Much of Sedaris’ humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating, and it often concerns his family life, his middle class upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, Greek heritage, various jobs, education, drug use, homosexuality, and his life in France with his partner, Hugh Hamrick.

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Book review: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris

That type of thing. These are what Gary Larson cartoons would be if they were translated into written stories.


Should these be combined? And they were pretty ones too, none of this yellowness you find on most things that eat trash. He doesn’t update classic fables as Thurber did, but he is equally satirical about the high purposes of literature and society. So they went to see Squirrel’s rabbi.

At times in these 16 short tales, it seems as if Sedaris is playing around with tradition — with how blithe and Beatrix Pottery he’s going to allow himself to be.

I just have never associated with anyone so yucky. My chopmunk complaint is that it ended too soon.

Oct 10, Johnida rated it liked it Shelves: Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls. I was thrilled when I heard he had a new book out; I saw his appearance on the Daily Show and he was hilarious! I was disappointed to find out that Dabid Sedaris does not narrate the whole audio book himself, but then I noticed Elaine Stritch as one of the narrators aka Colleen Donaghy Jacks Mum from 30Rock.

The character portaits are compelling and the baser human instincts are matched up with fitting representatives from the animal kingdom.

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By writing about animals as speciesist and petty, he was able to highlight some of the worst human traits in an honest and straightforward way and still avoid the automatic reactions we all have. The big problem with Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk isn’t merely that line by line it’s not funny, it’s that it’s deeply, structurally not capable of being funny.


Books Featured In This Story. In this, it bears witness to the tradition of bestiaries, generally books of Christian morality, using animals both real and fantastic as allegorical lessons. The audio was fun-especially the tales narrated by Elaine Stritch. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. B est known for his hilariously acute autobiographical essays, in his new book David Sedaris turns his hand — very unexpectedly — to the glove-puppetry that is the animal fable. And peace and contentment settled upon the little furry family. Also, the price seems kind of high to me for such a short book. East Dane Zeeks Men’s Fashion.

The fact that Jeremy Fisher couldn’t possibly put on his galoshes and shiny mackintosh, and that only human beings are capable of manufacturing such items, doesn’t matter one bit to Beatrix Potter or her readers. Let me start by saying I think that David Sedaris is one of the funniest human beings out there.