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.
Pictured here on the day he sold What We Found in the Sofa. His mood is cautiously optimistic.