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Hits and Misses

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 224
Subject: Fiction

Hits and Misses

Simon Rich

A sharp new collection from the hilarious writer who draws comparisons to Douglas Adams, James Thurber and P.G. Wodehouse

Hardback(Preorder only)
9781781259054 (Published 26 Jul 2018)

About the book

From a bitter tell-all by a horse who made a man famous and then got left behind to a gushing magazine profile of one of your favorite World War II dictators, these stories trawl through history to skewer our obsession with fame and fortune - all the way from ancient Babylon to Hollywood. What father-to-be wouldn't feel a little jealous when his baby outstrips his success from the womb? And what happens when a film critic is forced to live in the movies he so cruelly damned?

Loved in the UK by celebs and writers alike, from Lauren Laverne to Matt Haig and Caitlin Moran, Simon Rich is back with his funniest and most personal collection of stories to date.

About the author

Simon Rich has written for Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons, and he worked on Inside Out for Pixar. He is the creator and showrunner of TV series Man Seeking Woman (based on THE LAST GIRLFRIEND ON EARTH) and the forthcoming Miracle Workers, starring Steve Buscemi and Daniel Radcliffe, which is based on his novel WHAT IN GOD'S NAME. His other collections include Spoiled Brats and The World of Simon Rich. He is a contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4.


Simon Rich is outrageously, lavishly gifted

- Caitlin Moran

How fabulously funny

- Lauren Laverne

One of my favourite authors

- B J Novak

Simon Rich is the funniest writer alive

- Matt Haig

Genius ... He is a Thurber, even a Wodehouse, for today. Who could ask for more? You can give his books to people and just watch them laugh. Only after you've snorted through them yourself, though

- Evening Standard

Additional Information

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 224
Subject: Fiction

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