SQUIRREL SEEKS CHIPMUNK by David Sedaris Book Trailer

David Sedaris is deviating from his usual essays in his new book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, and trying his hand at animal fables. Well, maybe I shouldn’t call them fables. As Amie reported last May, Sedaris says they fall short of fables since they don’t contain any “morals.”

Amie attended one of the stops on Sedaris’ book tour and she says, “He read one of the stories from the book and it was amazing. The story was a dark tale about a rabbit that gets drunk with power working the security gate of a forest. David said he got the idea after being treated rudely by an airport security worker. He described the incident and said that his reaction was “oh I’m going to write a fable about you…so there”. I have to admit I was skeptical when he announced he was writing a book a fables (as I love all his non-fiction short stories), but trust me this book is going to be awesome.”

If you want to get a feel for Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, check out this book trailer narrated by David Sedaris. It’s a super short 39 seconds, but it gives you a chance to see some of the illustrations from the book. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk will be released on September 28th.

Publisher’s summary of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary 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.

With original illustrations by Ian Falconer, author of the bestselling Olivia series of children’s books, these stories are David Sedaris at his most observant, poignant, and surprising.

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