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Twenty years ago, Barney the Dinosaur told the nation’s children they were special. We’re still paying the price.

From “one of the funniest writers in America” comes a collection of stories culled from the front lines of the millennial culture wars. Rife with failing rock bands, student loans, and participation trophies, Spoiled Bratsis about a generation of narcissists—and the well-meaning boomers who made them that way.

A hardworking immigrant is preserved for a century in pickle brine. A helicopter mom strives to educate her demon son. And a family of hamsters struggles to survive in a private-school homeroom.

Surreal, shrewd, and surprisingly warm, these stories are as resonant as they are hilarious.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I can’t recommend any Simon Rich book—especially this one—highly enough. From the hyper-competitive rituals of Scrabble players to the laments of a grieving, widowed hamster in an elementary school classroom, each story in Spoiled Brats opens with a brilliant comedic perspective that only gets funnier, more fascinating, more surprising, and more insightful from there. First-rate comedy with a heartbeat, this is one of my favorite books from one of my favorite authors.”

    B. J. Novak, New York Times bestselling author of One More Thing and star of The Office

  • “Humorist Rich’s latest collection is predictably funny, though sometimes digs deeper…Humor comes easily to Rich, but he’s at his best when he pushes against the boundaries of his jokes.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
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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.