• Man Seeking Woman

  • And Other Love Stories
  • By: Simon Rich
  • Narrated by: Simon Rich
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (217 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In "Center of the Universe", God struggles to balance the demands of his career with the needs of his long-term girlfriend. In "Magical Mr. Goat", a young girl's imaginary friend yearns to become more than friends. In "Unprotected", an unused prophylactic recalls his years spent trapped inside a teen boy's wallet. The stories in Simon Rich's new audiobook are bizarre, funny, and yet...relatable. Rich explores love's many complications--losing it, finding it, breaking it, and making it--and turns the ordinary into the absurd. With razor-sharp humor, and just in time for Valentine's Day, Rich takes listeners for an exhilarating, hilarious ride on the rollercoaster of love.

©2013 Simon Rich (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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Amusing at first...

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I found the first few pieces in this book amusing and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, but the more I listened, the less I liked the book. Story after story portrays women as jealous, nagging, and generally unpleasant people while men are sad, desperate creatures who slap each other on the back every time they "score". Rich's misogyny and total reliance on sexist stereotypes wore thin very quickly. I tried listening to another piece after leaving this alone for a while, but I just can't ignore the childish view of gender relations in this book. I will not finish listening to it and I will not buy another Simon Rich title.

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Love his stories but so misogynistic

Can’t get through half the stories without changing the chapter. The objects have more personality than the women he writes

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Hilarious

An awkwardly funny story that plays like a sketch tv show.
I’ve replayed this multiple times while stuck in traffic.

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Giggled full way through

Very giggly. So giggly. Mad giggles. Yeehee! Giggles to the max. Can’t stop the giggles.

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if you've heard one, you've heard them all.

every single story in here is absolutely identical in his theme. This means no new ideas are explored in any way. The only thing about this book that has any originality is the epic hyperbole that Simon Rich falls into. His writing isn't particularly interesting, his mastery of language feels underutilized and weak, and the Relentless toxic misogyny goes from being ignorable to downright insulting once you've heard for the 12th time how all women are horrible and yet men can't help themselves but want to dominate them. I can't believe I'm about to write this, but for once the Hollywood version is far better than the original. Do yourself a favor and just watch fx's TV show.

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Cheap humor and lazy writing

I’ve heard stories from this author that were charming and clever so I tried this out. Every single story so far (there’s an hour left and I’m giving up) perpetuates ugly stereotypes.
Girlfriends that turn out to be robots with a screw loose as an explanation for demands of equality. Men spending all wishes granted by a genie on sexual fantasies. Really? Cheap humor and lazy writing.

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Laughed out loud more than once

So, I loved some stories more than others...over all I found it fun & entertaining.

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Doesn't take much

The book is very creative, but reading/hearing this book gives you the idea that life can be one be joke if u want to look at it that way. There is nothing outlandish fun in this book, but the absurdity/scenarios that are in this book is what makes it great.

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Odd, insightful, often dark and always hilarious!!

Man seeking Woman tells 30 short stories about the unloved, unsure and unusual. Jarring prose and simple imagery will make sure you wont quickly forget them.
A must read for any human being who has ever experienced the company of another.
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A fun and quirky read

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This book will take you in some strange directions but is really fun the whole way. Insightful too.

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