They Call Me Naughty Lola

They Call Me Naughty Lola

Personal Ads From the London Review of Books

Book - 2006
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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.

Baker
& Taylor

A whimsical collection of personal ads as published in the London Review of Books is comprised of 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. 50,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster

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.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2006
Edition: First Scribner edition
ISBN: 9781416540298
1416540296
Branch Call Number: 646.77 THEY
Additional Contributors: Rose, David 1973-
Notes: Includes index

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cals_stewart Jan 19, 2017

So I guess David Rose actually thought people world-wide would need to have it explained to them that a particular joke was clever because lithium is used both in medicines and batteries or that Twister is a game that requires two or more players but was cool with printing the word "gynotikolobomassophile" and the phrase "Islington intellectuals who have named their children 'Billy' or 'Eddy' despite knowing full well that they will never spend any time in William Hill's waiting to hear what the going is like at Haydock" with no help whatsoever.

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