David Sedaris, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Friday December 9: 7:00PM 8:00PM

David Sedaris' latest collection of essays, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary is an uproarious collection of animal fables, in which a cast of motley creatures deals with the frustrations of their daily lives. Featuring Sedaris' unique blend of hilarity and heart, each story takes the reader on a tour of all-too-human experiences. Accompanying the stories are wonderful original illustrations by Ian Falconer, bestselling author of the Olivia series of children's books. This paperback edition includes an additional story not found in the hardcover edition released last year.

David Sedaris is one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. He is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice; as well as the collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames. There are a total of seven million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. Sedaris' pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in The Best American Essays. His original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life. David Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His most recent live album is David Sedaris: Live For Your Listening Pleasure.

PLEASE NOTE that you must purchase a copy of the book or a $10 Strand gift card (each admits ONE person) in order to attend the reading portion of this event. However, we will be opening up the book-signing after the event (approx. 8:30 - 9 pm) to Sedaris' fans that couldn't attend the event. Please form a line outside the store at 828 Broadway. David Sedaris will only be signing copies of his books (including backlist titles) purchased at Strand.

No photography will be permitted at the event.

The David Sedaris book reading is sold out.

Join us for the public book-signing starting at approximately 9:00 pm. Please form a line outside the store.


The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Department at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

Books will only be available for pick-up at the event. Additional copies of the book (and previous books by the author, when applicable) will be available for purchase at the event.

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