I’ve just finished reading David Sedaris’ Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk. It’s a compilation of short stories or anecdotes about animals, with underlying moral issues. The stories are essentially satires on the human condition, but the overall tone of the book is light and makes for an easy read. Plus, the illustrations add a nice touch. The book is, in other words, a modern reincarnation of Aesop’s Fables.
The only other book I’ve read from David Sedaris is Me Talk Pretty One Day, which was many, many years ago. I vaguely remember liking it, but not as strongly as I have enjoyed reading other books. To be honest, it was so long ago I don’t even remember what it was about, so perhaps I can’t really say whether or not I enjoyed reading it. He’s written a few books after that, but I haven’t really gotten round to reading them.
Have you read any of David Sedaris’s books? What did you think of them? Which ones would you recommend?