Author and funny guy David Sedaris has a new book inspired by his time spent in airports. This book is a poke-fun view of how our moral compases are often magically demagnetized. Don’t expect to hear tales from the airport though: Sedaris uses animals to construct his stories. Instead of the painstaking task of building characters, he can simply use, say a squirrel and a chipmunk to take us on a stroll through the darker, yet comical side of human nature, a la Aesop.
Sedaris travels often, and therefore spends countless hours in aiports and on airplanes. Many of us have stories of radical and surprising behavior from grown people in airports; sometimes, those metal detectors seem to act as a black hole of manners and morality. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk is an eye-opening look at these instances.
Each short story is played out by the animals that Sedaris chooses specifically to go along with the behaviors of the characters. Each one of the outlandish stories are surprisingly relatable and thought-provoking. Although a bit more sinister than expected, these clever shorts will leave you with a smirk.
I snagged this quick and easy read from the iTunes bookstore for $10.