Spoiled Brats

Spoiled Brats

Stories

Book - 2014
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A collection of stories about the narcissistic millennial generation and how they got that way. Every story rings true and provides a rueful reminder of how helicopter moms and conservative dads contribute to the success of their children. The stories parody life in the 21st century and clearly explain where we all went wrong.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group, ©2014.
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9780316368629
0316368628
Characteristics: 209 pages ;,22 cm

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Come for the laughs, stay for the commentary on 21st century narcissism. This collection of stories is absolutely hilarious. Characters include a hamster attempting to survive a 5th grade classroom and a brine-preserved, hundred-plus year old pickle maker whose "organic" pickles are a hit in modern day Brooklyn. Recommended by Sarah

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stewstealth
Jan 18, 2016

A collection of humorous short stories with a focus on lampooning Millennials. A quick read and quite funny. Worth reading if you are interested.

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jeffi22
Dec 01, 2015

Not quite as funny as Last Girlfriend but still hilarious and better than Ant Farm!

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CRAIGEEJ
Jul 13, 2015

I Hollered especially about the elf ....ah man this is sooooo true to life and so like some of the people I know.

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Urbano
Jan 31, 2015

Laugh-out-loud enjoyment. I'm still thinking of some of the scenarios and lines several days after finishing.

KateHillier Jan 20, 2015

I don't think I've read a short story collection so quickly. It's the perfect length, from the few page ones to the longer novella, and the cultural of millennials for good or ill is lampooned with great effect. Some of it you'll recognize in yourself as much as you won't want to. The humour is scathing, the stories told are warped and fantastical at points, and it is something I think people are either going to instantly get a kick out or put down pretty quick. I really enjoyed myself though. The longest story "Sell Out" , about the author meeting his great great grandfather who has survived as a young man to present day due to an unfortunate work accident, is particularly enjoyable. Elf on the Shelf is also a stand out. As is the very first story, which is a hamster telling the story of his life as a class pet at a private elementary school.

jennrose Dec 17, 2014

A fun, fast read for those who love David Sedaris, particularly Squirrel Meets Chipmunk. The first story is told from the POV of an elementary school hamster. I highly recommend this book to those with an active funny bone!

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nelliot
Dec 06, 2014

Rich'es books get better and better.

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