Spoiled Brats (Digital Audiobook)
Publication Date: October 13, 2014
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"* 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.
*Jimmy So, Daily Beast
About the Author
Simon Rich is the author of The Last Girlfriend on Earth, What in God's Name, Ant Farm, Free-Range Chickens, and Elliot Allagash. His work, including one of these stories, has appeared in The New Yorker. He has written film scripts for Lorne Michaels and Judd Apatow, was a staff writer at Saturday Night Live, and has worked for Pixar. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.