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Waiting on Wednesday: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Product Description

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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (September 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316038393
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316038393


It may look like a children's book, but I bet adults are going to want this one for themselves.  I know I want a copy! I don't think Schatze would appreciate having a squirrel in the house though, even if it is only a picture.


  1. you got me !
    this looks really interesting.
    I'll have to check it out myself. ^^

  2. When I saw the cover of that book I started laughing. Those two look like the critters that dine under my bird feeder!


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