Friday, November 5, 2010

Running...Away from a Book!

Sorry, David...I just couldn't do it!  I couldn't finish it!  I did something that I've rarely done in the past!  I had to close your book and walk away! 

You had me laughing till I cried, and nearly peed my pants in Me Talk Pretty One Day!  

 I can't tell you how many times I had to call someone while I was reading that book and quote from your stories!  I drove around with your book in my car and read it to anyone who asked for a ride - it was their ticket for transportation!

Your stories in Holidays on Ice will never allow me to look at Santa's helpers in the same way ever again!  I even drove all the way to Carmel to hear you speak.  I got your autograph in my copy of When You Are Engulfed in Flames and I didn't take your photograph - just like your sign asked.  My friend had you sign her "Bucket" - we loved you!

 But Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk...I just couldn't read it!  You're hysterically funny - but all those weird human traits and foibles displayed in animals - it was just sad and depressing.  Animals deserve better than to be portrayed as vain and shallow.  Yes, I see how strange that is for me to enjoy and laugh at humans portrayed in this way, but animals...I can't read that.

I'm looking forward to your next book - and I realize that not everyone will like everything an author writes, but, I just had to tell you...sorry.


  1. Aw, I'm kind of sad to see one of your favorite writers' new book was such a dissapointment to you :( I hope that next reads will be all you expect!

  2. I've actually never read David Sedaris before but you've convinced me that I need to...just not this book.


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