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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Squirrels: The Real Thing... And David Sedaris' New Book

As we all know, with fall comes a proliferation of those glorified rats (what humans call squirrels). They're forever scurrying around my yard and everyone else's with nuts clutched in their paws, and tails all swishy-like they're really doing something important. Let it be known: collecting nuts for the winter is not only NOT an intellectual pursuit, it's certainly not important, O.K.?

Well, now that we've got that out of the way, let me mention a new book by that unbelievably witty writer, David Sedaris. It's called, "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk" and it's described as a "collection of animal-themed tales", punctuated with Sedaris' usual blend of sometimes acerbic, but always slide-splitting wit and heart. "Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life."
Listen and enjoy an audio clip from the book right here: www.bordersmedia.com/features/audio/squirrelseekschipmunk.asp?cmpid=SL_20100928

P.S. The excerpt from the second story in the clip, titled, "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk" gives a hilarious take on dogs from the squirrels viewpoint. See, I've maintained my sense of humor about those vermin...

Enjoy! More on my team's round-up of a "squirrel elimination posse" coming soon...


Jake of Florida said...

We heard an interview wth Sedaris about the book -- and why he didn't give his animals names -- on NPR. Pretty amusing!

We'll check it out!

Jake and Just Harry

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I have a furry special skhwirrel on my FrEYEday post -

PeeEssWoo: We found it like that - and had nothing to do with it!

The Daily Pip said...

Thanks Bocci, I will be sure to pick up a copy of this book!

Your pal, Pip

Maggie Mae and Max said...


Dis book sounds like it will be worth getting fur my mom! Tank youz fur letting us know abouts it.

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Donna said...

I think squirrels are funny. Their tails are very fluffy, like mine. :)

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

I have a squirrel who lives under my back deck. He comes out and taunts me. I have named him Fred, and have asked Mom to brick up the entrance to his house. For some reason, Mom refuses to do so, so I am forced to endure the taunts of the Evil Fred. I'm just saying...

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Asta said...

Thanks fow that suggestion..We like David Sedawis, and it sounds like fun..but what about Woofie's view of squiwwels, huh?
I don't have a yawd, but i suspect i would spend all my time chasing them if I did, hehehe
good luck wif youw hunt
smoochie kisses
pee ess Thank you fow the weally nice compliment to mommi!!!

Kirby, CGC said...

I have absolutely no squirrels by my place!!! Can you believe that! I do have bunnies however! I just love their little white fluffy tails!


Sage said...

We have lots of squirrels and they love to tease Toby & me. We never can catch them though.....

Anonymous said...

This was hilarious. Imagine Squirrels actually using language and dating. Do you suppose that obnoxious chattering they do actually means something. My mom thought the clips were very funny. I think she liked the first one best. She said something about sounding very familiar.

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