Oct 16, 2010

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris

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.

Once again David Sedaris shows us the most outrageous, tender, absurd sides of ourselves in his "profoundly funny, well-crafted stories that somehow, magically, bring home a major point about fidelity or guilt or love" (Christian Science Monitor).


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.


I don't often have a hard time writing a review but unfortunately, this is one of those times. I had never heard of David Sedaris before and when I had the opportunity to review this audio book, I honestly thought it sounded like a fun collection of stories.

I gave it an honest effort, but was only able to listen to one of the three CD's before I gave up. I was extremely offended by the vulgarity and profanity, and was not entertained, enlightened or amused. I was just thankful when the CD was over, and I do not intend to listen to the other two CD's. I am sure that many would disagree with my review of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk. Others have given rave reviews, but this one is not for me.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this audio book from Hachette Books in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation for my thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your review. I agree the audiobook sounded really fun. I really appreciate your honest review.