Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2013
I was turned on to Simon Rich through an article I read of his online.... knew I needed to find more from him. While this is from a bit earlier in his writing career, the whit, humor, and quirky thinking are still there. Best of all, you easily find yourself relating to his short "stories" in a way that you realize he's simply put down on paper a lot of the thoughts that we had at various stages of our lives. Thoughts that seem ridiculous to us know, but at the time made absolute sense.
I would give this 5 stars, but the book tends to drift off a bit towards the end... The material at the beginning had tears rolling out of mine (and my family's) eyes as we laughed... the last half of the book is still very good, but just not quite at the same level.