Free-range Chickens

Free-range Chickens

Book - 2009
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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. . . .
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2009, c2008
Edition: Random House Trade Paperback ed. --
ISBN: 9780812977110
Branch Call Number: 818.602 Rich
Characteristics: x, 129 p


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Oct 07, 2009

Rich--a former president of The Harvard Lampoon and current Saturday Night Live staff writer--is a master at imagined dialogues. See also: Ant Farm.

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