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Free-Range Chickens

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Free-Range Chickens

By Simon Rich

Random House Trade, Paperback, 9780812977110, 129pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2009

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Description
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 die than to live the rest of my life as a monster ). He gets inside the heads of two firehouse Dalmatians who can t understand their masters compulsion to drive off to horrible fires every day ( What the hell is wrong with these people? ). And in the final chapter, he tackles one of life's biggest questions: Does God really have a plan for us? Yes, it turns out. Now if only He could remember what it was. . . .


About the Author
Simon Rich is the author of Ant Farm. He is a twenty-three-year-old graduate of Harvard University, where he was president of The Harvard Lampoon. He currently writes for Saturday Night Live and lives in New York City.


Praise For Free-Range Chickens

“A punch-and-jab gigglefest . . . that delivers a laugh on every page.”—Publishers Weekly

“Simon Rich is still the freshest, funniest new writer today.”—Chicago Sun-Times

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