Spoiled Brats

Simon Rich
NZD $24.99

Growing up is hard to do, and generation Y seem to be finding it harder than ever. Meet Simon Rich's latest creations in these very funny short stories: anxious parents, ungrateful kids and a well-meaning angel of death.

Having skewered the problems of falling in and out of love in The Last Girlfriend on Earth, Simon Rich's next book is another subject we can all relate to: parents and their kids.

From the perils of raising an actual monster in Manhattan - it's pretty hard to find teachers who really understand the talents of a five-year-old with horns and a taste for blood - to Sell Out, the story of Simon's ancestor, returned to life decades after an industrial accident involving pickling brine, these stories are inventive, witty and sometimes a bit too much like real life.

Author bio:

Simon Rich is a graduate of Harvard University, where he was president of The Harvard Lampoon. He has worked for Pixar and Saturday Night Live, and is now working on other film and TV projects as well as his books. He has published Last Girlfriend on Earth [9781846689222], Elliot Allagash [9781846687556], and What In God's Name [9781846688492] with Serpent's Tail. He lives in New York City.

Category: Popular fiction
ISBN: 9781781252833
Awards: Long-listed Gordon Burn Prize 2015 ; Long-listed Gordon Burn Prize 2015
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Serpents Tail
Pub Date: August 2014
Page Extent: 224
Format: Paperback - C format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Popular fiction