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The Last Girlfriend on Earth: And Other Love Stories Hardcover – January 22, 2013
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About the Author
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.
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The stories, however, are chuckle-worthy at best. The stories mostly followed an almost too similar theme. At one point, I found myself laughing out loud at something without smiling at all, or so much as changing my facial expression in the least bit (kind of like canned laughter in a sitcom), that weirded me out.
It sounds like this author is already successful in entertainment and as an author, so I don't think my review will kill him, but I think good things will happen to him and his writing if he continues writing with interest and passion.
yes. they are short stories. but they seemed more like sketches for longer stories. at least some of them. others should be left alone like the ex-girlfriend with Hitler, the girlfriend repair, occupy Jensen street, the dog's missed connection. basically the rest of them. the Sherlock story was not exciting and too twisted to be entertaining as well as a weak execution of inspiration. I did not finish the collection... I couldn't.
there were a couple like "I Love Girl" and the beginning of life that had clever dialogue and character studies. The title story had a clever premise and that helped a bit.
but if you want quick reads between bus stops this would be the book...however I would not recommend this as a serious read. probably a good source for a party funnies because they are some giggles, just small ones that I am sure could be fuller laughs in intoxication.