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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.

Once again David Sedaris shows us the most outrageous, tender, absurd sides of ourselves in his "profoundly funny, well-crafted stories that somehow, magically, bring home a major point about fidelity or guilt or love...." (Christian Science Monitor).

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2010 David Sedaris (P)2010 Hachette Audio

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  • Thomas
  • Humble, TX, United States
  • 11-28-10

Love Sedaris, but this was awful

I love Sedaris' work, but this is the one of the few audio books I simply could not finish, or even start really.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Parables that went over my head

The voicing of this book was great. The stories were produced and dramatized nicely, but the meaning of the stories went over my head--if there were deeper meanings there. I might try another Sedaris book, but I'm not going out of my to go looking for it.

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  • David
  • Salinas, CA, United States
  • 10-20-10


Sedaris apparently isn't funny when not writing about himself. Not a single entertaining moment in this book. Do yourself a favor and skip this turkey.

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This book may forever put me off David Sedaris. The stories are trite and not in the slightest bit funny. I was appalled by several of them and just about quit listening except I didn't want to feel like I wasted my money. Instead I wasted my time. This is 4 hours I won't get back.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful