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Sexually, I'm More of a Switzerland: More Personal Ads from the London Review of Books Hardcover – 2 Feb 2010


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David Rose works at the New York office of the LRB and divides his time between New York, Liverpool and California.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Poetry 12 Feb. 2010
By Lawrence W. Meegan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I heard about this on NPR while driving home from work Tuesday. Three hours later I owned it. A day later, I finished reading it. Great book and a fun read.

The book is a compilation of personal ads that appeared in the London Review of Books. David Rose, edited the LRB personals and this book.

The ads are mostly brief, like poetry, haiku. So few words, so much meaning nestled in there.

The NPR interview hinted that the writers were pathetic people. I don't think it's necessarily so. Some are brutally honest about themselves, their life, and their prospects. And they can see the humor in it.

I think you'll enjoy it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Date Night In 22 April 2010
By Jane - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this book to give as a Valentine's Day gift for my husband along with a plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies. We sat on the sofa nibbling cookies, reading the ads to each other, laughing heartily and embellishing the evocative stories with fanciful details. Very, very fun.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Intellectuals need love too 19 April 2010
By A. J. McKee - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the sort of personal ads collection that you could write a book, or at least a short story, about each ad. Where were these guys and gals when I was growing up? They all sound like a scream to know, and probably excellent conversations to be had.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Sexually, I'm More of a Switzerland: More Personal Ads from the London Review of Books 9 Mar. 2010
By Helen M. Parramore - Published on Amazon.com
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A great collection of Lonely Hearts ads for intellectually oriented heavy readers and breathers who have trouble putting their books down long enough to do it. Oh,If only I lived in London!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
An Amusing Romp 22 Mar. 2010
By Don Kochi - Published on Amazon.com
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quick delightful bittersweet bon-bons of British feigned cynicism.....all served in delectable bite-sized portions for the hopelessly romantic. deprecating black humour wit (no sex please, we're english) in the guise of personal want ads. enjoyable no-brainer flash cards of desperate UK love-lorn amusement (probably more self-entertainment), good enough for me to order the first (NAUGHTY LOLA) volume to further this relationship.
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