The stories in Simon Rich’s new audiobook are bizarre, funny, and yet … relatable. Rich explores love’s many complications—losing it, finding it, breaking it, and making it—and turns the ordinary into the absurd. With razor-sharp humor and illustrations, and perfect for Valentine’s Day, Rich takes listeners for an exhilarating, hilarious ride on the rollercoaster of love.
In “Center of the Universe,” God struggles to balance the demands of his career with the needs of his long-term girlfriend. In “Magical Mr. Goat,” a young girl’s imaginary friend yearns to become “more than friends.” In “Unprotected,” an unused prophylactic recalls his years spent trapped inside a teen boy’s wallet.
© 2013 by Simon Rich
“Those who enjoy the author’s fleeting, warmly acerbic sense of humor will find much to like here.”
Simon Rich has written for the New Yorker, GQ, Mad, Harvard Lampoon, and other magazines. He is the author of two humor collections, Free-Range Chickens and Ant Farm, which was a finalist for the 2008 Thurber Prize for American Humor. He lives in Brooklyn and writes for Saturday Night Live.
- Publisher: Hachette Book Group
- ISBN-13: 9781619693135