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Thursday, January 06, 2011

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Remember back a few months ago when I shared an audio clip with you from David Sedaris' new book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk? If not, feel free to refresh your memory right here: boccibeefs.blogspot.com/2010/09/squirrels-real-thing-and-david-sedaris.html

David Sedaris is one of Parental Unit's favorite writers, and shortly after that post, she stumbled across a contest on a wonderful blog called: Bookhounds: Books, Garden And Dogs, written by Mary Jacobs, to possibly win..., you guessed it, the audio book Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk. And guess who won? Yep, we just received our audio book a few days ago! Thank you, Mary!

It comes with two CD's of stories read by Sedaris, Elaine Stritch (of Broadway and "30 Rock" Fame), Dylan Barker, and Sian Phillips, and a bonus disc of pdf illustrations from the book by Ian Falconer.

Here I am checking it all out.

Parental Unit has already listened to the first CD of stories and proclaimed them "hilarious, poignant, dark, dead-on...and whatever other laudable things one could say, but, hey, it's David Sedaris after all. Each of the readers are fabulous, but Elaine Stritch is is just remarkable-what a voice!
We're going to sum it up by saying: don't miss this book in whatever form you prefer!

When you have a spare moment, head on over to Mary's blog at: www.maryinhb.blogspot.com to enjoy excellent book reviews and musings on her garden and dogs. We're long-time followers. And don't forget to enter her give-a-ways!

We'll leave you with another Sedaris audio clip, this time from one of his first stories, "Santaland Diaries" about his job stint as an elf in Macy's New York department store. Enjoy!


Agatha and Archie said...

That is pretty cool little buddy!!!!!! We are going to visit right away!!!! Muahhhhhhh love A and A

Pup Fan said...

Love David Sedaris!

Barbara said...

Let me know how the book is. I love David Sedaris, but I've heard this book isn't up to his standards.

Lorenza said...

Now we want to read more David Sedaris works!
Thanks for sharing it!
Kisses and hugs

meowmeowmans said...

David Sedaris is brilliant. Thanks for the clips, and congratulations on winning the contest! Enjoy! :)

The Daily Pip said...

Wow, that's great. I still need to pick up a copy of that book.

Your pal, Pip

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing this and I am hopping over right away!!!

Duke said...

That looks like a wonderful book, Bocci!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lori @ According to Gus said...

We LOVE David Sedaris...we got to hear him at a reading a few years ago. Holidays on Ice is a must for us each Christmas season.

Congrats on the win!

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