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11/21/10

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris (audio book)

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.

Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (September 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600244998
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600244995
SOURCE:  PUBLISHER




MY THOUGHTS
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT

I adore David Sedaris and this collection of stories only confirms why his writing always hits the mark for me.  This anthology of short fables will appeal to those with a twisted sense of humor.  Not everyone is going to like this one, but I fell in love with the different animals.  Sedaris gives voice to all sorts of creatures and imbibes them with human characteristics.  My favorite short was about the bunny and his gate guarding.  I listened to the audio version of this so, I don't have the titles easily at hand.  There is a wonderful moral there (spolier alert!) when his life is finally taken by wolves after brutally murdering anyone who passes his way for not agreeing with him.

WANT TO WIN A COPY OF THIS AUDIO BOOK?

Contest is open to anyone with a US or Canadian mailing addresses (no PO Boxes)

Contest ends on 12.7.10 Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 12.8.10
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is sponsored by Hachette Book Group and up to 3 audio books will be available.
Only one winner per household address!

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37 comments:

  1. Thanks for doing this giveaway. I've just entered and believe that I've done everything correctly!
    I've followed your site for a long time and really enjoy it, although I haven't commented much.
    I love David Sedaris!!!

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  2. David Sedaris is the awesomest! Love him! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. What an awesome giveaway. We just love David Sedaris in our house. :) Thanks! Easy form too. :)

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  4. I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Sedaris is a fantastic storyteller. I gots my fingers crossed on this one.

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  6. Daily entry 11/22. Thanks!
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  7. This sounds really cool. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Sedaris always makes me laugh--hope I get to read this one soon!

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. Daily entry 11/29. Thanks for the chance!
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  20. I like David Sedaris on Facebook.
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  23. Happy December 1!
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  27. I Want to run away with David Sedaris...thanks for the give-away Mary.

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  34. Thanks for the great giveaway! I've heard a lot of good things about this audiobook but just haven't had the pleasure of listening to it yet.

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  37. LISA -- starmetaloak@gmail.com - be sure to visit STARMETAL OAK BOOK BLOG

    JULIA -- JHolden955@gmail.com

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    An email has been sent to the lucky people named above (first part of their email address in case my note ends up in spam). The winner(s) has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
    Thanks to all who entered.

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