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 published this book to support 826NYC, a nonprofit tutoring center in Brooklyn, New York that helps students ages six to eighteen develop their writing skills through free writing workshops, publishing projects, and one-on-one help with homework and English-language learning. Sedaris is the author of the internationally bestselling "Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Me Talk Pretty One Day, ""Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, "and "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk."
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.