- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Virgin Books Ltd. (25 July 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0753511657
- ISBN-13: 978-0753511657
- Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.8 x 21.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,467,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Diaries of an Internet Lover
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Candid and often sexually explicit, this book will have you hooked. -- Company Magazine
Well written, dirty and amusing. -- Scarlet --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
COMPULSIVE, HILARIOUS READING ABOUT MODERN SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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To say the spelling was awful is just silly, the book itself was written well, and yes, there were the odd spelling mistakes in the emails within the book, but jeez that adds a touch of realism to the book...how many people write emails at home and dont concentrate and make the odd spelling error? give the girl a break!
I say its a cute, funny book to be enjoyed in your leisure. Perhaps, being in my early twenties I could relate more to the author's perspective/sense of humour, who knows, but I totally recommend this book! Laughs to be had all the way through. Good luck to Miss. Porter for the future x
Do not buy this book if you are looking for a deep and meaningful novel or a romance.
Do buy this is you want a little light relief, distraction from the mundane everyday rat-race and something that is easily pick-up and put-downable. As in something for the tube or for your daily, fifteen minute afternoon tea-break.
Dawn Porter is a fairy well known face on British TV, having appeared on and hosted several shows about a whole range of subjects, many considered a little taboo. Her style is honest and direct and she often puts herself right in the hot seat to experience things for real. Her writing is no different.
It says a lot for her that she is willing to be so frank and share the intimacy of her experiences. And it makes for a bloody good read. In fact I said earlier that this book was easily to pick up and put down. To some extent that's true, it's journalistic layout makes digesting small chunks in little windows of time very agreeable.
However, Dawn's adventures are so compelling that you find ways of reading the book even when you thought you had no time. For instance - I get travel sick - but I somehow found a way of reading this on my bus journey to work and I was so engaged that I forgot to throw-up.
The book has some genuine laugh-out-loud moments, fellow commuters gave me many-a-strange look as I chuckled my way through Dawns exploits.Read more ›
I read this book in one evening-it's funny,sexy and witty.
A must read for all you girlies!
It's certainly a good premise for a book and all power to Ms Porter for coming up with the idea, going on the dates and actually writing it. Unfortunately, I don't feel that these elements are enough to lift the content above anything other than a very average read.
First of all, there are the emails which set up the dates. If they were examples of witty banter I wouldn't have minded but all too often they were perfunctory exchanges which went on for far too long and repeated almost verbatim previous emails. "Hey, you sound nice." "Thanks, so do you. Have you got a pic?" "Here's my pic. How about you?" "Wow, you're gorgeous. Fancy lunch?" Then, there are the spelling errors. How many times can you misspell `lose' as `loose'? A lot, apparently. Even if the author is trying to recreate realism this is just shoddy writing - especially when it's her own emails!
Now, this may be because I'm a man but I don't understand the fascination with listing endlessly what was eaten for dinner on the dates. I realise there are times when the food is the most interesting part of a date but unless it has some direct relevance to events, it just serves as padding. Maybe it was just a chance to show off the `fab' restaurants she'd been taken to. I also fail to understand the gusto with which she relates just how much she eats. What sort of point is she trying to make?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent! Just what I needed after serious literature. I had a good laugh... It's not serious literature and there's a few spelling mistakes and typo but this is a great... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Parisienne
Bought this after seeing Dawn on TV reviewing Her latest book and it certainly opened my eyes to modern living. Read morePublished 20 months ago by robbie
Brought this book for my holiday, and it was perfect. Just a nonsense read by the pool with a cocktail.Published on 2 Feb. 2014 by L. A. Fitchett
Book arrived on time . Have not read the book yet so cannot comment but it is next on my list to readPublished on 15 Dec. 2013 by K Tattersall
Dawn Porter has to be my ultimate favourite author. She is candid, witty, quick off the mark with an amazing lust for new things to try!! Read morePublished on 8 Oct. 2013 by Mummyblue
Excellent read! Scary but so true of Internet dating! Not a self help book but a frank insight of the world of dating via the medium of the net.Published on 6 Sept. 2013 by MAB
I love Dawn Porter. I think she's funny, smart, witty and a role model for women - But this book didn't really cut the mustard for me. Read morePublished on 11 April 2013 by Rebecca R.