New Teeth: Stories

Category: Book
By (author): Rich, Simon
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Humorous / General
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  HUMOR / Form / Parodies
  HUMOR / Topic / Relationships
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Published: July 2021
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 8.55in x 5.75in x 1.15in
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From The Publisher*Laugh till you cry in this new collection of stories from the award-winning "Serena Williams of humor writing" (New York Times Book Review) about raising babies and trying  not to be one.
  
Called a "comedic Godsend" by Conan O'Brien and "the Stephen King of comedy writing" by John Mulaney, Simon Rich is back with New Teeth, his funniest and most personal collection yet.
 
Two murderous pirates find a child stowaway on board and attempt to balance pillaging with co-parenting. A woman raised by wolves prepares for her parents' annual Thanksgiving visit. An aging mutant superhero is forced to learn humility when the mayor kicks him upstairs to a desk job. And in the hard-boiled caper "The Big Nap," a weary two-year-old detective struggles to make sense of "a world gone mad."
 
Equal parts silly and sincere, New Teeth is an ode to growing up, growing older, and what it means to make a family.
Review Quote*"Rich presents parody, absurdity, observational wit, the sudden shift in a familiar premise, and a surprising touch of sweetness and charm throughout... [New Teeth is] so consistently funny, so exceptional in its imaginative use of parody as to be near genius. A fertile mind provides many smiles in this entertaining collection-and more than a few out-loud laughs."-Kirkus Starred Review
Review Quote*"With the riotous New Teeth, Rich once again sets out to tackle a universal topic: growing up. Rich provides some hilarious insights into parenting in short stories like "Learning The Ropes," which sees a pair of pirates co-parent an adorable little stowaway. He questions an aging man's relevance in a story about a superhero put on desk duty, and tells a biting story of found family in "Raised By Wolves." As he comes to terms with being a dad, Rich doesn't lose his touch for fantastical constructs that tap into all-too-real feelings."-AV Club
Review Quote*"Silly. Satirical. Humorous. Absurd. Hilarious. Simon Rich's work everywhere from the New Yorker to "Saturday Night Live," inspires effusive praise in its unique depiction of life."-Zibby Owens, GMA.com
Review Quote*"Brilliant and bizarre…Darkly comic and graciously earnest, New Teeth offers provocative takes on our unpredictable world."-Alta
Review Quote*"The book every fun-loving reader needs after a tough year, this humorous collection of 11 stories showcases sincerity, insightfulness and self-aware laughs."-Shelf Awareness Starred Review
Review Quote*A triumph of sustained humor…. Rich's humor is enhanced by his generous, hopeful heart…. Analyzing why it's so pleasurable to read Simon Rich is about as helpful as analyzing why it's so fun to spend the night with an unexpectedly excellent blind date. It's better to do it than to talk about it. -Sarah Lyall, NYT Book Review
Review Quote*"Every new arrival from Simon Rich, a former SNL writer whose works inspired the series Man Seeking Woman and Miracle Workers, is cause for celebration. His long short stories are often high concept with premises that anyone else would make corny and cringy. He is unfailingly, unselfconsciously clever, with joy permeating his work."-Vulture
Biographical NoteSimon Rich is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. He has written for Saturday Night Live, Pixar, and The Simpsons and is the creator of the TV shows Man Seeking Woman and Miracle Workers, which he based on his books. His other collections include Ant Farm, Spoiled Brats, and Hits and Misses, which won the 2019 Thurber Prize for American Humor. He lives in Los Angeles with his family.