Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk has ratings and reviews. Chelsey said: This book is a new story each chapter. The concept of Anthropomorphism makes . As gleefully inappropriate as it is wise, David Sedaris’ collection of animal fables uses naughty Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. Featuring David Sedaris’s unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris, Read by the Author and Various.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris. HardcoverFirst Editionpages. Published September 28th by Little, Brown and Company. Goodreads Choice Seearis Nominee for Humor To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Squirrel Seeks Chipmunkplease sign up.

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Can someone explain the ending to the parenting storks about the chick leaning out a little farther? I have no idea what this could represent Joyce This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ Perhaps he was so curious he leaned out of the nest and fell, leading him to take his first flight. Admittedly, he also could have died. Sedaris goes …more Perhaps he was so curious he leaned out of the nest and fell, leading him to take his first flight.

Sedaris goes squifrel despair to hope in the stories, so either is seks. See 1 question about Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk…. Lists with This Book. Jan 23, Chelsey rated it did not like it. This book is a new story each chapter. The concept of Anthropomorphism makes you chipmuni that this book will be excellent or is it because I had to wait on a HUGE waiting list from the library?

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Yes this book was in my mind terrible. The concept is that animals have human traits and I think the author was trying to show that people are judgmental hypocrites, especially when it comes to choosing friends, raising children, dating, religion etc. I think it is supposed to be funny because you can rel This book is a new story each chapter.

I think it is supposed to be funny because you can relate to the extreme. I just have never associated with anyone so yucky. I rarely leave a book unfinished even if I think it is terrible, because the overall concept must be reached for me to decide.

I really don’t think I need to continue chapter after chapter of the same garbage. I never laughed, I didn’t relate and I had a yucky feeling after every chapter. I would actually like to meet someone that enjoys this book and let me in on the secret. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Dvid all 22 comments. Sep 01, Meredith Holley rated it it was amazing Shelves: David Sedaris is such a fudging ray of sunshine.


Kind of eavid Sedaris. Also, weirdly, Sees just found out that amazon. Anyway, I never realized before that it could make Sedaris’ stories even more hilar David Sedaris is such a fudging ray of sunshine.

Warms the fudging heart. It gets pretty touching and complex on the asshole theme. Especially for something that takes, like, two hours to read. First, Sedaris obviously understands what sociopaths bunnies are. The bunny story was so so true.

And something that people need to know about. I have never born a child, so my opinions about child raising and childbirth have more to do with observational studies than actual experience.

Then she meets a sheep, who is also a mom, but a mom totally impressed by her own momness. So, the sheep mom reminds me in many ways of a dear, dear friend of mine, who I totally love, and who is a sometimes goodreader. This story is probably going to horrify you, though.

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I guess that promotes bonding, though, so maybe the sheep was right. How do I know this information? Because one of my dear friends cares a lot about people eating placenta. Like, she cares a lot. Granted, she was a midwife in India for a while, so it makes some sense. A few weeks after my friend had her first baby, she had worked her way through the placenta pills that the midwife made for her, and she sent me the email below.

I thought it was from that friend and was freaked out right away that she was asking me if someone was kissing her son.

The rest of sweks email made no sense in or out of that context. She said, I really only called you to tell you to marry that guy who likes pam, get pregnant and eat only organic foods, no drugs meaning like advil and then give me your placenta I only have 6 pills left I will start the Common Reader today. Do we need to renew the library books?

I finished the color of water I realized after I stared at the email for a while that all of the people she mentions are characters from TV shows that I had loaned her. Anyway, this story came up during semennacht, and I told Elizabeth I would squorrel it sometime.

So, there you have it. Again, I love this friend, but that seems really inconvenient. When she reads Squirrel Seeks Chipmunkone of the things she will probably realize that doing cgipmunk, inconvenient, and gross things for her chiomunk does not necessarily make her a better mother. My strategy here has been more to embarrass a personal friend while kind of grossing you out.


Making his style my own, if you would. This one has taken its place as one of my favorites of his for fudging sure, though. View all 46 comments. Wow, this book is incredibly disturbing! Instead of Sedaris’s usual personal essays, here are dark, dark fables starring talking animals, each story brimming with all the horrible things people say and do to each other, and ending with an even more horrible zinger.

The writing is cleverand I even chuckled occasionally, but I just couldn’t get past the subject matter. Picture adorable children’s picture book pig Olivia with her eyes plucked out, and you have an idea about Ian Falconer’s creepy Wow, this book is incredibly disturbing! Picture adorable children’s picture book pig Olivia with her eyes plucked out, and you have an idea about Ian Falconer’s creepy accompanying illustrations.

Usually, Sedaris has me laughing helplessly. This time, I was just wincing and waiting for it to be over. View all 8 comments. Jun 03, Lyn rated it liked it.

He came across as se Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: He came across as self centered and petty. Could be that sekes the caricature he presents to sell his comedy, but the affect was too close for my liking. Both books are hilarious, I smiled frequently and there were many laugh out loud scenes in each. I actually liked the anthropomorphism better; it served to soften the impact of his snarky delivery.

Still a lot of disturbing images, even sometimes funny at the same time, but if a reader is not offended by the rest of the book, then one of the last vignettes was by far the best: Feb 04, Jason Koivu rated it really liked it Shelves: Awww, they think they’re people! Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk is not your typical David Sedaris, self-confessional book. It’s a collection of short stories in which animals have, for the most part, human conversations.

Fun, fairly light stuff with a bit of clever dashed in now and then as always found in a stew of David Sedaris stories. Light reading, yes, pleasant and positive? What else could be expected from Sedaris? Dude’s got a dark sense of humor. These stories might be f Awww, they think they’re people! These stories might be fictional, they might not be self-referential, but chipmuno pure Sedaris.

Listening to his previous books on cd and having chipmukn him live has given me a taste for hearing his voice put to his words The way he narrates them adds a good deal of flavor.