What We Found in the Sofa will be an upcoming selection of the Junior Library Guild! If, as I was, you’re clueless as to what the Junior Library Guild is, let me save you a Google. It’s a book club with libraries as members. And I’m pleased to see that their website has found gainful employment for the down-on-its-luck Food Pyramid. In 2011 the Food Pyramid was shamefully fired by the USDA after 19 years of faithful service and replaced with a pie chart. The USDA justified its decision by arguing you can’t eat a pyramid, but you can eat a pie. The Pyramid was reduced to subsisting on Food Stamps, which are every bit as inedible as it is. In 2013 the Pyramid found part-time work as a traffic cone, and it is to the Junior Library Guild’s credit that it has rescued the Pyramid, quite literally, from the gutter.
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Pictured here on the day he sold What We Found in the Sofa. His mood is cautiously optimistic.