Spoiled Brats: Stories

Paperback | May 26, 2015

bySimon Rich

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Twenty years ago, Barney the Dinosaur told the nation's children they were special. We're still paying the price.

From "one of the funniest writers in America"* comes a collection of stories culled from the front lines of the millennial culture wars. Rife with failing rock bands, student loans, and participation trophies,Spoiled Bratsis about a generation of narcissists-and the well-meaning boomers who made them that way.

A hardworking immigrant is preserved for a century in pickle brine. A helicopter mom strives to educate her demon son. And a family of hamsters struggles to survive in a private-school homeroom.

Surreal, shrewd, and surprisingly warm, these stories are as resonant as they are hilarious.

*Jimmy So,Daily Beast

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Twenty years ago, Barney the Dinosaur told the nation's children they were special. We're still paying the price.From "one of the funniest writers in America"* comes a collection of stories culled from the front lines of the millennial culture wars. Rife with failing rock bands, student loans, and participation trophies,Spoiled Bratsis...

Simon Richspent four years as a staff writer for "Saturday Night Live," where he earned four Emmy nominations. He is the author ofThe Last Girlfriend on Earth, What in God's Name, Ant Farm, Free-Range Chickens,andElliot Allagash.His work appears frequently inThe New Yorker. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:May 26, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316368652

ISBN - 13:9780316368650

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"Spoiled Brats is brilliant, original, hilarious... An anthology as endlessly clever as it is hysterical...throughout the book, Rich displays brilliance and hilarity you won't soon forget. It's easily the funniest, most original read I've found in a while, and it comes with a dollop of insight to boot. I could bore you with more superlatives, but why bother? there's no chance of buyer's remorse on a book this enjoyable."-Associated Press