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 playwright and a regular commentator for National Public Radio. He is also the author of the bestselling "Barrel Fever", "Naked", "Holidays on Ice", "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and" "Denim", "When You Are Engulfed in Flames", and "Me Talk Pretty One Day". He travels extensively though Europe and the United States on lecture tours and lives in France.
Dylan Baker, an award-winning stage performer and Tony(R) nominee, has appeared in over 20 films, among them A Gentleman's Game, Random Hearts, and Happiness; he has been a series regular on Murder One and Feds.
Elaine Stritch, a superlative dramatic actress, won a Tony(R) Award for her one-woman show, Elaine Stritch, At Liberty. A four-time Tony(R) nominee, she has starred in numerous plays and musicals including Bus Stop, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Company, and A Delicate Balance. She received a Grammy nomination for her recording of The Best Halloween Ever.