In this hilarious collection, a Thurber Prize winner who is "one of the funniest writers in America" chronicles the absurdity of fame and the humanity of failure in a world dominated by social media stars (Daily Beast).
Simon Rich is an award-winning humorist who draws comparisons to Douglas Adams (New York Times Book Review), James Thurber, and P.G. Wodehouse (Guardian). With Hits and Misses, he's back with a hilarious collection of stories about dreaming big and falling flat, about ordinary people desperate for stardom and the stars who are bored by having it all.
Inspired by Rich's real experiences in Hollywood, Hits and Misses chronicles the absurdity of fame and success alongside the heartbreaking humanity of failure. From a bitter tell-all by Paul Revere's horse to a gushing magazine profile of World War II's most infamous dictator, these stories roam across time and space to skewer our obsession with making it big -- from the days of ancient Babylon to the age of TMZ.
Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor