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Simon Rich

 

 Simon Rich has written for The New Yorker, GQ, Mad, The Harvard Lampoon and other magazines. He is the author of two humor collections, Free-Range Chickens and Ant Farm, which was a finalist for the 2008 Thurber Prize for American Humor. He lives in Brooklyn and writes for Saturday Night Live. He is twenty-five.

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Ant Farm
Written by Simon Rich
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | April 2007
$12.95/16.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-6588-2 (1-4000-6588-7)

In Ant Farm, former Harvard Lampoon president Simon Rich finds humor in some very surprising places. Armed with a sharp eye for the absurd and an overwhelming sense of doom, Rich explores the ridiculousness of our everyday lives. The world, he concludes, is a hopelessly terrifying place–with endless comic potential.

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Elliot Allagash
Written by Simon Rich
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | June 2011
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8039-4 (0-8129-8039-5)

Painfully shy and physically inept, Seymour Herson is the lowest student on the social totem pole at Glendale, a private school in Manhattan. But Seymour’s solitary existence comes to a swift end when he meets the new transfer student, Elliot Allagash, evil heir to America’s largest fortune. Bitter and bored with...

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Free-Range Chickens
Written by Simon Rich
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | May 2009
$13.00/15.50(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7711-0 (0-8129-7711-4)

After a riotous debut collection, Ant Farm, Simon Rich returns to mine more comedy from our hopelessly terrifying world. In the nostalgic opening chapter, Rich recalls his fear of the Tooth Fairy (“Is there a face fairy?”) and his initial reaction to the “Got-your-nose” game (“Please just kill me. Better to... Read more





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