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They Call Me Naughty Lola: Personal Ads from the London Review of Books

by David Rose

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Much the same sort of thing as its sequel (https://www.librarything.com/work/9207300/reviews/67749168), which I happened to read first.

Light-hearted silliness for literate/literary intellectuals and wannabes. Some bizarre, some poignant, others knowingly snarky. As with the sequel, there’s a random appendix: this time, a run-down of the career of Evel Knievel (presumably ‘because’ one of the ads made passing reference to him). ( )
  dtw42 | Aug 20, 2017 |
Yep, just page after page of personal ads. Some of them are quite funny, but most come off as desparate. I hope these people found other people because they really seem like the sort of people who need people; but some of them also seem downright loony. ( )
  Krumbs | Mar 31, 2013 |
First, it's kind of sad how many of these I recognize from the LRB. Second, it's hilarious, and should be a permanent fixture in bathrooms. ( )
1 vote cricketbats | Mar 30, 2013 |
Thought it would be much more amusing. People with way too much time on their hands demonstrate their enchantment with their own cleverness in personal ads. Sadly, not half as clever as they perceive themselves to be. Fell flat. A few good ones but not enough. Would check this one out from the public library if at all. ( )
  PitcherBooks | Dec 6, 2010 |
Highly entertaining. These literate and brutally honest personal ads are both hilarious and a soothing balm on the human condition. They comprise a hidden poetry of desperation. ( )
  esswedl | Mar 1, 2010 |
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A collection of personal ads as published in the "London Review of Books" presents some of the lonely-hearts column's most biting and erudite entries, in which hopefuls abandoned both positivism and false advertising in their quests for desirable partners.… (more)

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