I Know You're Out There: Private Longings, Public Humiliations, and Other Tales from the Personals

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Crown/Archetype, Feb 10, 2010 - Literary Collections - 224 pages
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Love lost, found, and kicked around

“It might be my imagination, but it seems like most people in the building tend to steer clear of me. I’m the one who gets the weird phone calls, the strange visitors, and disturbing mail.”

“My last great love affair didn’t work out—many don’t, but maybe the next one might, and if not, maybe the one after that. There may not be someone for everyone; there may not be a God in heaven, or peace on earth either. But that doesn’t mean you just sit around at home, doing nothing.”


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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Funny tales from writing the personals. It's a kinder, more empathic look at the world than Dan Savage's, but if you like his writing (or, um, humorous things in general) you'll undoubtedly enjoy this. Read full review

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User Review  - PatienceFortitude - LibraryThing

A very strange memoir of a cynical misanthrope who edits personal ads for a weekly newspaper. Musings on love, compatibility, his own struggling and failing relationship, and life as part of a large dysfunctional Irish Catholic family Read full review

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