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What's Not To Love?

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Perhaps all of Jonathan Ames problems-and the genesis of this hilarious book-can be traced back to the late onset of his puberty. After all it cant be easy to be sixteen with a hairless “undistinguishable from that of a five year olds.”

This wonderfully entertaining memoir is a touching and humorous look at life in New York City. But this is life for an author who can proclaim “my first sexual experience was rather old-fashioned: it was with a prostitute”-an author who can talk about his desire to be a model for the Hair Club for Men and about meeting his son for the first time.

Often insightful, sometimes tender, always witty and self-deprecating, Whats Not to Love? is an engaging memoir from one of our most funny, most daring writers.

Review:

"Hilarious. Jonathan Ames has an unusual ability to take crack-smoking, balding and Oedipal fixation and whip them up into an elegant, comic meringue." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Ludicrously funny, disconcerting and refreshingly frank." The Denver Post

Review:

"A mixture of unbridled libido and hopeless romanticism. [It] soar[s] with Ames' original wit and generous spirit." Entertainment Weekly

Synopsis:

Perhaps all of Jonathan Ames's problems — and the genesis of this hilarious book — can be traced back to his difficult adolescence. After all, it can't be easy to be a prepubescent sixteen-year-old.

This wonderfully entertaining memoir is a touching and humorous look at life in New York City. But this is life for an author who can proclaim "my first sexual experience was rather old-fashioned: it was with a prostitute" — an author who can talk about his desire to be a model for the Hair Club for Men and about meeting his son for the first time.

Often insightful, sometimes tender, always witty and self-deprecating, What's Not to Love? is an engaging memoir from one of our funniest, most daring writers.

About the Author

Jonathan Ames lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Emily Otis, February 16, 2011 (view all comments by Emily Otis)
Wow. "Mildly" is an underestimation of the perversion. This book is certainly not for the feint of heart! It was often cringe-inducing, sometimes heart-warming, and nearly always funny. Do you like to squirm?
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Mousewriter23, October 21, 2006 (view all comments by Mousewriter23)
The open behavior and bluntness of this is remarkable. To feel so secure within yourself to be open about your insecurity, especially one of such a personal nature, that's refreshing. I'm taken back by the boldness, yet I want to continue reading. there was such a revealing nature about what I read that I automatically felt connected and as if in some odd way I could help. I was impressed. I believe to say I am impressed is by far enough said.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375726491
Author:
Ames, Jonathan
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
City and town life - New York (State) -
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 PHOT0 AND 1 LINE DRAWING
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.02x5.28x.62 in. .53 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375726491 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hilarious. Jonathan Ames has an unusual ability to take crack-smoking, balding and Oedipal fixation and whip them up into an elegant, comic meringue."
"Review" by , "Ludicrously funny, disconcerting and refreshingly frank."
"Review" by , "A mixture of unbridled libido and hopeless romanticism. [It] soar[s] with Ames' original wit and generous spirit."
"Synopsis" by , Perhaps all of Jonathan Ames's problems — and the genesis of this hilarious book — can be traced back to his difficult adolescence. After all, it can't be easy to be a prepubescent sixteen-year-old.

This wonderfully entertaining memoir is a touching and humorous look at life in New York City. But this is life for an author who can proclaim "my first sexual experience was rather old-fashioned: it was with a prostitute" — an author who can talk about his desire to be a model for the Hair Club for Men and about meeting his son for the first time.

Often insightful, sometimes tender, always witty and self-deprecating, What's Not to Love? is an engaging memoir from one of our funniest, most daring writers.

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