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Thursday
Aug092012

Simon Rich: What in God's Name 

What in God's Name
by Simon Rich 

Welcome to Heaven, Inc., the grossly mismanaged corporation in the sky. For as long as anyone can remember, the founder and CEO (known in some circles as "God") has been phoning it in. But when God decides to retire (to pursue his lifelong dream of opening an Asian Fusion restaurant), he also decides to destroy Earth. But two underpaid angel employees in the lowly Department of Miracles convince him to call off his Armageddon, if they can solve their toughest miracle yet: getting the two most socially awkward humans on the planet to fall in love. 

Simon Rich "is still the freshest, funniest new writer today," according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He's written comedy for the New YorkerPixarSNL, the Believer, and various movie studios. He's the author of two collections, Free-Range Chickens and Ant Farm. His first novel, Elliot Allagash, was optioned for a film by Jason Reitman.