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Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new illustrated collection of 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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"Outrageous....Wonderful...Sedaris's anthropomorphized creatures may seem domesticated, but this book, like his more familiar essays, is...wildly inspired — and a rip-roaring hoot." NPR

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"Wickedly funny....These are some of Sedaris's best stories....The animals have given Sedaris's humor some new teeth: tiny and sharp, and sometimes even ready to draw blood." Los Angeles Times

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"Wry and amusing." Chicago Tribune

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"For the strong-stomached, these tales are toxic little treats, fun-sized Snicker bars with a nougaty strychnine center." Entertainment Weekly

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"The hottest new voice on the animal fable scene....Funnier than 90 percent of humor writing available today." Washington Post Express

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.

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Carol Cadd, July 13, 2014 (view all comments by Carol Cadd)
this is an awesome book. the short stories are very funny. i have not laughed so much over a book on animals.this is a must read.
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Shannon Zambito, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Shannon Zambito)
David Sedaris never disappoints. While this is very different than his other books, it still has his beloved quirk, honesty, moral compass and wit.
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ISBN:
9780316038409
Author:
Sedaris, David
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Subject:
Humor : General
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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Product details pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316038409 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Outrageous....Wonderful...Sedaris's anthropomorphized creatures may seem domesticated, but this book, like his more familiar essays, is...wildly inspired — and a rip-roaring hoot."
"Review" by , "Wickedly funny....These are some of Sedaris's best stories....The animals have given Sedaris's humor some new teeth: tiny and sharp, and sometimes even ready to draw blood."
"Review" by , "Wry and amusing."
"Review" by , "For the strong-stomached, these tales are toxic little treats, fun-sized Snicker bars with a nougaty strychnine center."
"Review" by , "The hottest new voice on the animal fable scene....Funnier than 90 percent of humor writing available today."
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