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Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris

79573052.JPGThis one was a mixed bag for me. I’m a big Sedaris fan — I saw him at Cal Poly years ago, and still remember how my face hurt after laughing non-stop for 90 minutes. And after chortling through the first chapter, The Cat and the Baboon, I thought I was in for big laughs all the way through. But a few of these (The Motherless Bear, The Crow and the Lamb) seemed gratuitously creepy to me, and soured me a bit on the book.img-david-sedaris_1504517226.jpg

Sedaris fans will want to check it out, though — but tread cautiously if you’re considering giving it to someone as a gift, especially if the recipient is a softie about animals.

From NPR,  Here’s Sedaris reading “The Mouse and the Snake.”

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  1. Denise #

    Uh-oh – I left this (w/o reading it) as a parting gift to a friend who lent us his apt. during our recent visit to Chicago: hope he doesn’t take offense! Note – Sedaris will speak at Poly soon, I believe.

    October 19, 2010

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