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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (386 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Simon Rich Narrator: Simon Rich Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781619693135
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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.

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  • “Those who enjoy the author’s fleeting, warmly acerbic sense of humor will find much to like here.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 2/20/2014

    " Jokes that don't really sneak up on you, but come at you from the side and walk with you for just the right amount of time. Missed Dog Connections: brilliant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joel | 2/16/2014

    " Didn't love this one. He got quite repetitive in his themes and after a while the jokes seemed all the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 2/12/2014

    " I couldn't stop smiling as I was reading this book and I finished it in about a day. I'd highly recommend it if you wanted something short and sweet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ciera Marie | 1/29/2014

    " A really cute and whimsical compilation of short stories, all about love and relationships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Rosenberger | 1/20/2014

    " A collection of (very) short stories about love. But these are definitely not normal love stories - instead, the book includes a look at God's needy girlfriend, a cautionary tale about modern-day Sirens who lure in indie band members by singing Arcade Fire songs, a love triangle between cavemen, and a touching tale about a sentient condom. Some are better than others, but overall, this is a good, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariana | 1/18/2014

    " These short stories vary from hilarious to heart-warming to heart-breaking to lovable. Simon Rich is creative as he is quick-witted, and his stories don't disappoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 1/17/2014

    " So so so so funny. Perfect if you like the work of David Sedaris, Tina Fey, or awesome things, in general. I LOL'd on numerous occasions, which is my highest praise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pj | 1/6/2014

    " I think Rich is a clever and funny writer. He didn't prove me wrong with his latest book. I look forward to whatever he does next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 12/29/2013

    " Humorous and strange...all shared unspoken and spoken truths about relationships and dating. Some stories were quite clever and others a bit perverse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gaurett | 12/26/2013

    " Silly easy read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles Bates | 12/25/2013

    " Very funny collection of short stories about relationships, love, sex, and breaking up. I literally laughed out loud at several points. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ilona Mustafin | 12/5/2013

    " Last Girlfriend on earth was a quick and comical read for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephen Fahy | 11/29/2013

    " Waste of time. Short story - only a few paragraphs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zhenmao | 11/20/2013

    " Great subway reading material, and it's definitely gonna make you laugh out loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 9/16/2013

    " Really 4.5 stars. Super funny. Super quick read. I don't think i can even pick 5 favorites there are so many good ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven Pattison | 8/24/2013

    " A hilarious short story collection from the new yorker magazine & SNL staff writer - this is a memorable read and reminiscent of Woody Allen's short story books- 'side effects' & 'without feathers'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicholas Patton | 8/19/2013

    " The ideas are all great, and they make me laugh thinking about the setups. The writing sometimes carries the jokes through successfully, and sometimes they fall a little flat. But this collection is a solid way to kill a few hours! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 8/10/2013

    " Most of these stories are funny. There are a few that try way too hard. I would definitely recommend to someone who wants to kick-start their reading habit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim Trusty | 7/24/2013

    " Cute. Not a lot of substance, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Meade | 6/15/2013

    " Really enjoyed these light witty very funny short stories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sofie | 6/12/2013

    " Witty & funny short stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise Lee | 6/1/2013

    " VERY FUNNY! A very enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Huynh | 5/7/2013

    " A very talented, guy, this Simon Rich. My favorite stories appeared in the first few stories of the book, and I couldn't help but laugh out loud, have my heart melt a little, and enjoy his creative streak. It is a very quick read and entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rayah Lindley | 5/2/2013

    " I absolutely loved this book! I can't even keep track of how many times it made me laugh out loud. All of the stories were hilarious and had me hooked! Wish this book had more stories to read, I never wanted it to end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/15/2013

    " hilarious! wish some of the stories had gone on longer though "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Autumn Fox | 1/29/2013

    " I've been on a short story kick lately - and this looked like the perfect choice for a quirkster like me. Nothing obscenely brilliant here, but the stories were quick and clever and I definitely look forward to reading more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/19/2013

    " A lot of funny stories about love and relationships. A wonderful imagination as befits someone who has worked for Pixar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evelyn | 1/17/2013

    " A very cool read! "

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About the Author
Author Simon Rich

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.