The Last Girlfriend on Earth

The Last Girlfriend on Earth

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By (author) Simon Rich

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  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 15mm | 189g
  • Publication date: 27 June 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1846689228
  • ISBN 13: 9781846689222
  • Sales rank: 26,245

Product description

It doesn't matter if you're a caveman, a time traveller or a regular person. Sooner or later, someone's going to break your heart. The sketches in Simon Rich's new book are bizarre, funny, and - if you've ever been in love - all too familiar. From the invisible man stalking his ex, to Sherlock Holmes' only blind spot, The Last Girlfriend on Earth is always enchanting, often sweet, though occasionally awkward. Just like love itself. 'The Last Girlfriend On Earthis silly, surreal, sometimes sad and always laugh-out-loud funny. This collection will have you giggling/crying/squirming in recognition, and wondering what exactly Simon Rich has eaten to dream all this stuff up ...pulls off the tough trick of being both heart-warming and hilarious - it's a must-read if you've ever so much as had a crush on someone' Heat 'Pithy, occasionally bonkers' Time Out 'Truly hilarious' Eva Wiseman, Observer

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Simon Rich is the author of Ant Farm, Free-Range Chickens, Elliot Allagash, and What in God's Name and he has written film scripts for Lorne Michaels and Judd Apatow. His work has been published in the New Yorker, Vanity Fair and The Believer, and he was nominated for the Thurber Prize. Until recently, he was a staff writer at Saturday Night Live; he currently writes for Pixar.

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By Tan Jaywee 30 Dec 2013 4

Managed to get my hands on this book during the 25-hour sale for half-price! Great deal. Relatively short book that I could finish on two train rides to-and-from work. Laughed out loud to myself a couple of times. Loved the short and comedic stories!

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'The Last Girlfriend On Earth is silly, surreal, sometimes sad and always laugh-out-loud funny. This collection will have you giggling/crying/squirming in recognition, and wondering what exactly Simon Rich has eaten to dream all this stuff up ... pulls off the tough trick of being both heart-warming and hilarious - it's a must-read if you've ever so much as had a crush on someone' Heat 'Pithy, occasionally bonkers' Time Out 'Truly hilarious' Eva Wiseman, Observer