This collection of sharply observed animal-themed tales is a delight, told with David Sedaris's trademark blend of hilarity and goodnaturedness. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of our own everyday interactions. 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.
About Ther Author
David Sedaris lives in Paris. Raised in North Carolina, he has worked as a housecleaner and most famously, as a part-time elf for Macy's. Several of his plays have been produced, and he is a regular contributor to ESQUIRE and Public Radio International's 'This American Life'.
Entertainment Weekly - Whitney Pastorek
"The preeminent humorist of his generation."
"He's the best there is."
Boston Globe - Christopher Muther
"A joy to read....Sedaris [is] a connoisseur of human nature at its worst."
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st October 2010
Dimensions (cm): 18.7 x 13.8 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.43