Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

A Modest Bestiary

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316131278

Category: Humor

Page: 176

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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.

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

A Modest Bestiary

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Little Brown

ISBN: 9780316174725

Category: FICTION

Page: 81

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The author presents a collection of animal-themed essays.

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

A Modest Bestiary

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316038409

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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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.

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

A Wicked Bestiary

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Abacus Software

ISBN: 9780349121932

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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This collection of sharply observed animal-themed tales is a delight, told with David Sedaris's trademark blend of hilarity and goodnaturedness. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of our own everyday interactions. 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.

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316125687

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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A guy walks into a bar car and... From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and intelligence and leave you deeply moved. Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy. With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why his work has been called "hilarious, elegant, and surprisingly moving" (Washington Post).

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847375901

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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'When apple-picking season ended, I got a Job in a packing plant and gravitated towards short stories, which I could read during my break and reflect upon for the remainder of my shift. A good one would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit . . . Once, before leaving on vacation, I copied an entire page from an Alice Munro story and left it in my typewriter, hoping a burglar might come upon it and mistake her words for my own. That an intruder would spend his valuable time reading, that he might be impressed by the description of a crooked face, was something I did not question, as I believed, and still do, that stories can save you'.

Holidays on Ice

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316073639

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey"). No matter what your favorite holiday, you won't want to miss celebrating it with the author who has been called "one of the funniest writers alive" (Economist).

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316032513

Category: Humor

Page: 336

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"David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art," (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book. Trying to make coffee when the water is shut off, David considers using the water in a vase of flowers and his chain of associations takes him from the French countryside to a hilariously uncomfortable memory of buying drugs in a mobile home in rural North Carolina. In essay after essay, Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life-having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger on a plane or armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds-to the most deeply resonant human truths. Culminating in a brilliant account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris's sixth essay collection is a new masterpiece of comic writing from "a writer worth treasuring" (Seattle Times). Praise for When You Are Engulfed in Flames: "Older, wiser, smarter and meaner, Sedaris...defies the odds once again by delivering an intelligent take on the banalities of an absurd life." --Kirkus Reviews This latest collection proves that not only does Sedaris still have it, but he's also getting better....Sedaris's best stuff will still--after all this time--move, surprise, and entertain." --Booklist Table of Contents: It's Catching Keeping Up The Understudy This Old House Buddy, Can You Spare a Tie? Road Trips What I Learned That's Amore The Monster Mash In the Waiting Room Solutions to Saturday's Puzzle Adult Figures Charging Toward a Concrete Toadstool Memento Mori All the Beauty You Will Ever Need Town and Country Aerial The Man in the Hut Of Mice and Men April in Paris Crybaby Old Faithful The Smoking Section

Calypso

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316392359

Category: Humor

Page: 272

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David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book. If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny--it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.

Barrel Fever

Stories and Essays

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316031653

Category: Humor

Page: 208

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In David Sedaris' world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz, and the National Enquirer, Sedaris' collection of essays is a rollicking tour through the national Zeitgeist: a do-it-yourself suburban dad saves money by performing home surgery; a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the world; a teenage suicide tries to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; a bitter Santa abuses the elves. David Sedaris made his debut on NPR's Morning Edition with "SantaLand Diaries", recounting his strange-but-true experiences as an elf at Macy's, and soon became one of the show's most popular commentators. With a perfect eye and a voice infused with as much empathy as wit, Sedaris writes stories and essays that target the soulful ridiculousness of our behavior. Barrel Fever is like a blind date with modern life, and anything can happen.

Naked

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316073622

Category: Humor

Page: 304

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In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me. Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of memoirs creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behavior in A Plague of Tics to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic. At this soulful and moving moment, he picks potato chip crumbs from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means. This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity, leaving him both under suspicion and overdressed.

The Book of Liz

Author: Amy Sedaris,David Sedaris

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822218272

Category: Drama

Page: 50

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THE STORY: Sister Elizabeth Donderstock is Squeamish, has been her whole life. She makes cheese balls (traditional and smoky) that sustain the existence of her entire religious community, Clusterhaven. However, she feels unappreciated among her Squ

Naked

Author: David Sedaris,Helen Galloway

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783468792441

Category:

Page: 158

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Last Summer at Barebones

Author: Diane Baker Mason

Publisher: McArthur & Company Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781552782392

Category: Fiction

Page: 438

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This utterly wonderful novel recaptures that last summer of 1970 at Barebones Lake.

The International Homosexual Conspiracy

Author: Larry-bob

Publisher: Manic D Press

ISBN: 193314954X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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In 101 humorous flash satires, Larry-bob Roberts dishes up thought-provoking ideas about contemporary politics and culture from a queer perspective.

How to Keep a Pet Squirrel

Author: Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571271758

Category: Humor

Page: 40

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'Such an animal is difficult to tame and always likely, when suddenly alarmed, to give our finger a nasty nip with its teeth' While dipping into The Children's Encyclopaedia of 1910, Axel Scheffler came across a small but indispensible guide to procuring and caring for your pet squirrel. Intrigued by the unlikely notion of a child attempting to keep so wild an animal, Axel created a series of delightful, beautifully finished illustrations to accompany the text.

Flight Patterns

A Century of Stories about Flying

Author: Dorothy Spears

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890447519

Category: Fiction

Page: 548

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Offers a collection of nonfiction, poetry, and fiction on airplanes and airplane travel by such diverse authors as Orville Wright, Charles A. Lindbergh, Erica Jong, Alice Munro, David Sedaris, and Roald Dahl.

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk (Hay Special Kindle Edition)

A Wicked Bestiary

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748133666

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Welcome to a special enhanced edition of David Sedaris’s Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, featuring an audio recording of the author’s Q&A with Johann Hari from the 2011 Hay Festival. This collection of sharply observed animal-themed tales is a delight, told with David Sedaris’s trademark blend of hilarity and goodnaturedness. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of our own everyday interactions. 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. Please note due to the file size this enhanced edition may take longer than usual to download.

When You Ride Alone You Ride with Bin Laden

What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism

Author: Bill Maher

Publisher: New Millenium

ISBN: 9781893224902

Category: Humor

Page: 144

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Offers a series of images, inspired by historic war posters, that encourage the American people to conserve energy, take more interest in foreign affairs, and advance the War on Terrorism, and provides supporting arguments.

Make Something Up

Stories You Can't Unread

Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385538065

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Twenty one stories and one novella from Chuck Palahniuk, literature's favorite transgressive author, Make Something Up is a compilation that disturbs and delights in equal measure. In "Expedition," fans will be thrilled to find to see a side of Tyler Durden never seen before in a precursor story to Fight Club. And in other stories, the absurdity of both life and death are on full display; in "Zombies," the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In "Knock, Knock," a son hopes to tell one last off-color joke to a father in his final moments, while in "Tunnel of Love," a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing 'relief' to dying clients. Funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant; these stories represent everything readers have come