The Last Girlfriend on Earth

And Other Love Stories
By Simon Rich (Audiobook, 2013)
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. 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 just in time for Valentine's Day, Rich takes listeners for an exhilarating, hilarious ride on the rollercoaster of love.
  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $24.98 US/$27.98 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781619693135

    • On Sale Date: 01/22/2013

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    • Imprint: Reagan Arthur Books

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book, Audiobook

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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. 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 just in time for Valentine's Day, Rich takes listeners for an exhilarating, hilarious ride on the rollercoaster of love.

Simon Rich is a graduate of Harvard University. He has written for The New Yorker and was the youngest staff writer at "Saturday Night Live." He is the author of Ant Farm, Free Range Chickens, Elliot Allagash, and What in God's Name, and he has written scripts for Lorne Michaels and Judd Apatow. He currently writes for Pixar.
  • PRAISE FOR ANT FARM:

    "[A] sweet humor collection...Rich loves to end his stories on a momentous, withering realization or snippet of dialogue...the stories tend toward the universal." (Henry Alford, New York Times).

  • "A satirical salmagundi that bites back...Imaginative premises abound." (Publishers Weekly).

  • PRAISE FOR ELLIOT ALLAGASH:

    "An unfailingly funny and compulsively readable mix of sweet and sour that will leave readers hoping for another helping." (Booklist).

  • "Rich is always funny, and he nails the bogus solemnity of high-school social politics.  A high-school romp that John Hughes should be so lucky to direct." ( Kirkus).

  • "Cheerfully caustic...there are some deft emotional grace notes to enjoy...yet the inevitable warm fuzziness doesn't terribly undercut all the nasty pleasures previously provided, nor diminish expectations for the next bit of mischief.  Mr. Rich is young still, with...nothing but promise ahead." (Larry Doyle, New York Times).

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The Last Girlfriend on Earth
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $24.98 US/$27.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 390
  • ISBN-13: 9781619693135
  • On Sale Date: 01/22/2013
The Last Girlfriend on Earth

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