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

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

by Simon Rich

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"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316385367
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 01/13/2015
Edition description: Media Tie
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 748,426
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 2.60(d)

About the Author

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

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The Last Girlfriend on Earth: And Other Love Stories 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
FunnyDude More than 1 year ago
Many of the stories made me chuckle out loud, and I found the majority of the stories very pleasant. Great, quick stories when you have downtime in a waiting room or on a bus ride.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storie are written from such unique perspectives. It had me laughing out loud. I truly enjoyed it!
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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite I wasn’t sure what to expect when I began listening to this audio book but what I got was one of the funniest books I have ever listened to. I picked out my favorite short stories and shared them with my husband. He laughed out loud and wanted to borrow the CD. There are 30 short stories on this CD. Each story has something to do with a relationship. I was not previously familiar with the author Simon Rich but I now know he is a genius! My favorite story is 'Dog Missed, Connections' where a dog is writing to dogs that he has seen hoping to hook up with one. Others that I truly enjoyed were 'I Love Girl'. In this tale we meet a caveman with a crush on a friend’s girlfriend. In 'The Girlfriend Repair Shop', a therapist suggests Max take his girlfriend to the repair shop if he wants to continue in the relationship. 'Scared Straight' is the tale of a young man desiring marriage; a married man is brought in to direct him on the path of bachelorhood. I found most of the stories funny in a perverse way; they certainly are not politically correct. The stories can be easily classified into three categories: boy meets girl, boy loves girl, boy and girl break up. Men will love this book and of course some women as well. However, women beware, this book focuses on women who are cruel, charlatan, and generally despicable people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I breezed through this book, enjoying all of it and I sent it to my dad also (who loved it). I heard an interview with the author and one story on the Savage Lovecast and was intrigued - I was not disappointed. Each of the short stories has a new perspective, some are very short and quirky, others have pathos, all are entertaining and original. If I had any suggestions for a sequel, it would be that I'd like to see a little more from the "girlfriend" perspective in some stories, and perhaps a queer relationship or two, but I can see why the author chose more familiar perspectives for these stories (if God and a condom can count as familiar) and he certainly nailed each of these, as far as I can tell!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago