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Behaving Badly

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Darkly funny fictions by the likes of Stephen King and Aimee Bender, performed by Anjelica Huston, Michael Imperioli and others on the new greatest hits compilation from Selected Shorts.

My Flamboyant Grandson by George Saunders
-Performed by Harris Yulin
-A world in which consumer marketing has become an Orwellian nightmare preventing a grandfather from taking his grandson to a Broadway show.
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Adults Alone by A.M. Homes  
-Performed by Christina Pickles
-A married couple arrange, at long last, to have some quality time alone with each other. The kids are dropped off at Grandma’s and there is nothing to prevent them from doing exactly what they want to as much as they want to. And they do.
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Job's Jobs by Aimee Bender
-Performed by Anjelica Huston
-"Do not question God, God said." A biblical reference frames a tale of an artist's vexing struggle for happiness just beyond reach.

Troll Bridge by Neil Gaiman
-Performed by Neil Gaiman
-Adapted from the story Three Billy Goats Gruff. In Gaiman's version, the troll approaches a young boy who has crossed his bridge and demands to "eat his life." The boy eventually persuades the troll to wait until he has lived a little more, after which he will return to the bridge.
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For the Relief of Unbearable Urges by Nathan Englander 
-Performed by Jefferson Mays
-The misadventure of a pious resident of Jerusalem, who is allowed by his Orthodox rabbi to visit a prostitute.

Popsy by Stephen King
-Performed by Michael Imperioli 
-A thrilling Stephen King adventure... with a stunning surprise ending.

Ever After by Kim Addonizio
-Performed by Christine Ebersole
-The story of what would happen if the seven dwarves shared a loft in SoHo, leading marginal lives and waiting for Snow White to appear and save them.
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