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

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Publisher Comments:

I've divorced better men than you. And worn more expensive shoes than these. So don't think placing this ad is the biggest comedown I've ever had to make. Sensitive F, 34.

Employed in publishing? Me too. Stay the hell away. Man on the inside seeks woman on the outside who likes milling around hospitals guessing the illnesses of out-patients. 30-35. Leeds.

They Call Me Naughty Lola is a testament to the creativity and humor that can still be found among men and women longing for love and allergic to the concepts of Internet and speed dating. Here is an irresistible collection of the most brilliant and often absurd personal ads from the world's funniest — and most erudite — lonely-hearts column. The ads have been called surreal haikus of the heart, and in an age of false advertising, the men and women who write them are hindered neither by high expectations nor by positivism of any kind. And yet, while hopes of finding a suitable mate remain low, the column has produced a handful of marriages, many friendships, and at least one divorce.

Here are the young, old, fat, bald, healthy, ill, rich, and poor hoping that they can find true love, or at the very least, someone to call them Naughty Lola.

Review:

"They may be bald, aging, or chubby, but as this collection reveals, those who place personals in the London Review of Books are ever hopeful." Library Journal

Synopsis:

From the same U.K. publisher who brought readers Eats, Shoots and Leaves comes this collection of personal ads from the young, old, fat, bald, healthy, ill, rich, and poor hoping they can find true love, or at the very least, someone to call them Naughty Lola.

About the Author

David Rose is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and has worked for The Guardian, The Observer, and the BBC. He is the author of five previous books, including Guantanamo (The New Press), and lives in Oxford, England.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Love is strange — wait 'til you see my feet

I've divorced better men than you

Last time I had this much fun, I was on forty tablets a day

Golden nutritious wheat in a rotting column of chaff

I once came within an ace ofmaking my own toothpaste

Vodka, canasta, evenings in, and cold, cold revenge

They call me naughty Lola

My last chance to get a man fell in autumn, 1992

I'm not a vet, but I do enjoy volunteer work

My mind is a globe of excitement

Must all the women in my life take the witness stand?

Like the ad above, but better-educated

The harsh realities of my second mortgage

This column reads like a list of X-File character rejects

Failure? Pah! I invented the word

Evel Knievel / chronology of jumps and injuries

Index

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drose, March 7, 2007 (view all comments by drose)
This book is the greatest piece of literature in the world. But I think you have the wrong David Rose listed there. The Naughty Lola David Rose isn't the Vanity Fair David Rose, he's the London Review of Books David Rose. I understand the London Review of Books dude is far better looking than the Vanity Fair dude. But I think the Vanity Fair dude also wrote the theme tune to Bonanza and that's the fightingest, awesomest theme tune of all time - I'll deck anyone who says it isn't.

Hoss and Joe and Adam know every rock and pine,
No one works, fights, or eats, like those boys of mine.
Here we stand
In the middle of a grand
Bonanza!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416540298
Subtitle:
Personal Ads from the London Review of Books
Author:
Rose, David
Publisher:
Scribner
Subject:
Topic - Relationships
Subject:
Personals
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Pop-up book
Publication Date:
20061128
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.25 x 4.75 in 7.385 oz
Children's Book Type:
Pop Up

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"Synopsis" by , From the same U.K. publisher who brought readers Eats, Shoots and Leaves comes this collection of personal ads from the young, old, fat, bald, healthy, ill, rich, and poor hoping they can find true love, or at the very least, someone to call them Naughty Lola.
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