How does Lee know which books are the perfect ones for me when he goes to the library. He's not a big reader overall. But he's canny.
He brought me home David Sedaris's Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk.
It's a book of smart-ass fables! I had no clue he had written any fables!
I've enjoyed previous books by him (especially Me Talk Pretty One Day).
And I love modern fables.
He stays with animals but they are definitely tales for adults as much as they are for children--perhaps more so.
And Ian Falconer (yeah, the Olivia guy!) contributes some decidedly dark illustrations.
I've only read a few so far, but the style is addictive and I find myself craving more.
These remind me of Oscar Wilde's take on fairy tales and fables.
There's a real unembarrassed prettiness to the language.
I'm sure he had a ball writing these.
And reading them.
As much as I love Amy Sedaris, David is now actually starting to pull equal with her in my esteem.
But I bet he can't get David Letterman hot and bothered.
Try that one, David!
(Would be funny and creepy if he went on Letterman "as Amy.")
I like to imagine Letterman's sexual confusion.
In his one book (I forget which one) David stops to shop briefly at the TOYS R US a few blocks from my house.
He was buying a Barbie for a young relative.
I wonder if he noticed the TOYS R US is right across the street from Dauphin County Prison.
It's like two hundred feet from front door to front door.