I picked this book up on a recommendation from Paul Feig. I don't know the last time that I laughed out loud so much while reading a book. The one downside is that Simon Rich is 25/26 years old, has written for The Harvard Lampoon, Saturday Night Live, and has had two books published. A little depressing.
The books is a collection of essays, some no more than a paragraph or two in length. Often times, they are conversations. Think Bob Newhart for our generation. Here is one of my favorites:
- Hey, look, the truck's stopping.
- Did they take us to the park this time?
- No . . . it's a fire. Another horrible fire.
- What the hell is wrong with these people?