Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday; Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk; 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. David Sedaris has long been a favorite to look to when I needed a good laugh. This new sounds like just what I need for a lighter, fun-filled read.  What is your pick this week?

 

(Sept. 28, 2010 - Little Brown and Company)

 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.

17 comments:

  1. I cannot believe I am going to admit this but... I have never ever read anything by him! Not because I don't want to, but because I keep forgetting about him! He totally sounds like my kind of author. This one is right up my alley too... thanks for posting about it! Going to order it up right now!

    :0)

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  2. Insanity of everyday life is called normal around here!

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  3. Not familiar with the author but I am intrigued by the summary and I love animal stories and funny. Great pick, Thanks.

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  4. I am waiting on this too. I love David Sedaris!

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  5. This sounds adorable - love the title!

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  6. I haven't heard of the author before. I hope you enjoy the book when it comes out. Sad to admit but if I saw the cover Idon't tihnk I'd pick it up (I have this thing for animals on covers)

    Here's my WOW

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  7. I do love me some Sedaris... I'll have to read this one.

    Now a follower :)

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  8. Despite having at least one of his books on my shelf, all my David Sedaris reading, what little there is, has come straight from the pages of the New Yorker. Judging from what I've read there, I'd probably really enjoy his books! This one sounds bizarre....but interesting!

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  9. LOOOOVE me some David Sedaris!!

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  10. Oh, this one sounds like a very unique way to portray life's little obstacles and annoyances...

    Here's mine:

    http://curlupandread.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/waiting-on-wednesday-sept-8/

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  11. Oh wow! I love Sedaris and can't wait to read this book! I had no idea it was even out there, so thanks for sharing this with me!

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  12. I love early Sedaris but feel like he gets less funny with each book. Having said that, I love the title of this one and love Ian Falconer's illustrations. Might have to check this one out.

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  13. I love David Sedaris - so excited to see he has something new out! I have heard some of his animal tales on NPR and they are very funny!

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  14. Somehow I've avoided reading anything by David Sedaris up to now, but I may have to give this one a look. Sounds wonderful!

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  15. Interesting. I love Sedaris but hadn't heard this was coming out, so thanks for sharing it.

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  16. I like a crazy sounding book now and again!

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