Spoiled Brats

Stories
By Simon Rich (Hardcover Book, 2014)
A brilliant new collection from "one of the funniest writers in America"-- Jimmy So, Daily Beast.
In his collection SPOILED BRATS, Simon Rich takes his absurd, culture-skewering style to new heights, marrying the literary polish of writers like Karen Russell and George Saunders with the humor of Steve Martin to deliver truly dazzling tales.

SPOILED BRATS is about the battles we fight with the ones who love us most: our parents. In "Family Business," a young chimpanzee offends his working class father by choosing to become a research animal instead of joining the family grub-hunting business. In "Proud Mom," a young mother is so besotted she doesn't realize her child is actually, truly a monster. And in "Animals," the fate of a terrified classroom hamster hangs in the balance when a notorious kid is picked for hamster care duty.

SPOILED BRATS confirms Rich as one of the most "adept, inarguably funny" (San Francisco Chronicle) young writers at work today.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $25.00 US/$28.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316368629

    • On Sale Date: 10/14/2014

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

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A brilliant new collection from "one of the funniest writers in America"-- Jimmy So, Daily Beast.
In his collection SPOILED BRATS, Simon Rich takes his absurd, culture-skewering style to new heights, marrying the literary polish of writers like Karen Russell and George Saunders with the humor of Steve Martin to deliver truly dazzling tales.

SPOILED BRATS is about the battles we fight with the ones who love us most: our parents. In "Family Business," a young chimpanzee offends his working class father by choosing to become a research animal instead of joining the family grub-hunting business. In "Proud Mom," a young mother is so besotted she doesn't realize her child is actually, truly a monster. And in "Animals," the fate of a terrified classroom hamster hangs in the balance when a notorious kid is picked for hamster care duty.

SPOILED BRATS confirms Rich as one of the most "adept, inarguably funny" (San Francisco Chronicle) young writers at work today.

Simon Rich is the author of The Last Girlfriend on Earth, What in God's Name, Ant Farm, Free-Range Chickens, and Elliot Allagash. His work, including one of these stories, has appeared in The New Yorker. He has written film scripts for Lorne Michaels and Judd Apatow, was a staff writer at Saturday Night Live, and has worked for Pixar. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Praise for Simon Rich and his work:

    "It's always fairly obvious when a 'Shouts and Murmurs' piece in The New Yorker is the product of Simon Rich. Telltale signs include the elegant skewering of adult human behavior, as glimpsed through the eyes of children, animals, spectral beings, or inanimate objects-and the fact that the reader is hunched over laughing." (Fast Company).

  • "His imagined situations read like sketches he might have conceived at his old job as a writer for Saturday Night Live...Rich knows how to balance the smart with the funny." (New York Times Book Review).

  • "This Valentine's Day get a box of chocolates and Simon Rich's hysterical new collection....it might just be the best one-night stand you'll ever have." (The Washington Post).

  • "[The Last Girlfriend on Earth] is technically adept, inarguably funny...Rich's humor is well draw, his punch lines always on time." (The San Francisco Chronicle).

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Spoiled Brats
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $25.00 US/$28.00 CAN
  • Pages: 288
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316368629
  • On Sale Date: 10/14/2014
Spoiled Brats