The Last Girlfriend on Earth by Simon Rich

The Last Girlfriend on EarthSimon Rich is hilarious! His newest book is thirty super short stories about love, with a twist. They are funny and metaphorical–the girlfriend you just can’t resist cast as a siren, the one you can’t forget cast as an evil spirit to exorcise. The last piece, about a break-up told in terms of ending contracts and baseball trading, is surprisingly moving. God, Zeus, Charles Darwin, Sherlock Holmes, Alex Trebec, and even Hitler make cameo apperances. This book is a good return on investment–you put in very little time for quite a few laughs.

Reviewed by BookSmart


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