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" (Jimmy So, Daily Beast) 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 Brats is 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.
"…Spoiled Brats is vividly hilarious…” (Sloane Crosley, author of I Was Told There'd Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number)
“…each story in Spoiled Brats opens with a brilliant comedic perspective that only gets funnier, more fascinating, more surprising, and more insightful from there. First-rate comedy with a heartbeat…” (B.J. Novak, author of One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories and star of The Office)
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3 ½ stars. Some clever ideas.
Simon Rich is Phenomenal!
- Jon Navas