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Hits and Misses - Simon Rich

Hardcover Published: 29th August 2018
ISBN: 9781781259054
Number Of Pages: 224

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A sharp new collection from the hilarious writer who draws comparisons to Douglas Adams, James Thurber and P.G. Wodehouse.

From a bitter tell-all by a horse who made a man famous and then got left behind to a gushing magazine profile of one of your favorite World War II dictators, these stories trawl through history to skewer our obsession with fame and fortune - all the way from ancient Babylon to Hollywood. What father-to-be wouldn't feel a little jealous when his baby outstrips his success from the womb? And what happens when a film critic is forced to live in the movies he so cruelly damned?

Loved in the UK by celebs and writers alike, from Lauren Laverne to Matt Haig and Caitlin Moran, Simon Rich is back with his funniest and most personal collection of stories to date.

About the Author

Simon Rich has written for Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons, and he worked on Inside Out for Pixar. He is the creator and showrunner of TV series Man Seeking Woman (based on The Last Girlfriend on Earth) and the forthcoming Miracle Workers, starring Steve Buscemi and Daniel Radcliffe, which is based on his novel What In God's Name. His other collections include Spoiled Brats and The World of Simon Rich. He is a contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4.

Industry Reviews

Simon Rich is outrageously, lavishly gifted -- Caitlin Moran
How fabulously funny -- Lauren Laverne
One of my favourite authors -- B J Novak
Simon Rich is the funniest writer alive -- Matt Haig
Genius ... He is a Thurber, even a Wodehouse, for today. Who could ask for more? You can give his books to people and just watch them laugh. Only after you've snorted through them yourself, though * Evening Standard *
With Simon Rich's new collection you will laugh out loud regularly ... The stories are very, very funny ... Read Hits and Misses if you like laughing at things. -- Patrick Freyne * Irish Times *
Wildly funny -- Anthony Cummins * Metro *

ISBN: 9781781259054
ISBN-10: 1781259054
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 29th August 2018
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.35

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