Read this book, right now.
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
by David Sedaris
Equal parts gut-busting, disturbing, and philosophical, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk recasts the traditional fable using modern human social practices and problems. Journalistic slander, animal testing and anthropocentric sexual relationships coexist with aspects of animal life, like the food chain, and the traditional roles of certain animals in old human fables. The book skilfully calls into question the distinction between human and animal, and in doing so, questions the ethics of human decisions and interactions.
This makes for a pleasantly awkward reading experience. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary will have you laughing the whole way through, and feeling kind of bad about doing so.