The Last Girlfriend on Earth: And Other Love Stories (Paperback)

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This slim volume of short stories contains a lot of laughs. Most of the stories veer into the absurd (What if your ex-girlfriend started dating Adolf Hitler? What if your friends set you up on a date with a actual troll?), but just under the surface of these humorous tales though is a poignancy that leaves a lasting impression.

— From Mark B.


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 book 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 readers for an exhilarating, hilarious ride on the rollercoaster of love.

About the Author

Simon Rich has written for "Saturday Night Live," Pixar, and "The Simpsons." He is the creator and showrunner of "Man Seeking Woman" (FXX) and "Miracle Workers," (TBS), which he based on his books. His other collections include Hits and MissesSpoiled Brats, and Ant Farm. He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316219389
ISBN-10: 031621938X
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: January 14th, 2014
Pages: 240
Language: English