Man Seeking Woman (originally published as The Last Girlfriend on Earth) (Paperback)

By Simon Rich

Back Bay Books, 9780316385367, 240pp.

Publication Date: January 13, 2015

List Price: 15.00*
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Description

"No matter how zany things get, there's an endearing simplicity at the heart of these inventive tales.... Love doesn't always conquer all, but these stories suggest Rich thinks its certainly ought to."--Daily Beast

Love can be messy, painful, and even tragic. When seen through the eyes of Simon Rich it can also be hilarious.

In these ingenious stories, Rich conjures up some unforgettable romances: an unused prophylactic describes life inside a teenage boy's wallet; God juggles the demands of his needy girlfriend with the looming deadline for earth's creation; and a lovestruck Sherlock Holmes ignores all the clues that his girlfriend's been cheating on him.

As enchanting, sweet, and absurd as love itself, these stories are an irresistible collection of delights.


About the Author

Simon Rich lives in Brooklyn, New York. His work appears frequently in The New Yorker.


Praise For Man Seeking Woman (originally published as The Last Girlfriend on Earth)

"The best one-night stand you'll ever have.... Delivers more laughs per word than anything you'll read this year."—John Wilwol, Washington Post

"Comedy gold...Rich's humor is well drawn, his punch lines always on time."—Theo Shell-Lambert, San Francisco Chronicle