Thursday, December 2, 2010

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. I bought David Sedaris' Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk when I first laid eyes on it at Barnes & Noble, reviews unread. I rarely buy hardbacks and this was the first one in years I'd purchased without a coupon. I'm such a big fan of his writing, I just gave Me Talk Pretty One Day to a friend with the promise that she would love it.

This tiny book contains animal fairy tale parables, of which a few were amusing. It's basically an illustrated pamphlet. Maybe if I had read them in The New Yorker I wouldn't have minded.

A few Christmases ago my sister got me a copy of Holidays On Ice, a classic, and he inscribed it to me: Amina, I am so mad at you. Well, David, now I'm mad at you. 78/100

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