What's Not to Love?: The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Humor - 288 pages
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 can’t be easy to be sixteen with a hairless “undistinguishable from that of a five year old’s.”

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 most funny, most daring writers.
 

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I think one of the real unfortunate advantages of Jonathan Ames is that he recycles alot of his stories. I was really fascinated after Bored to Death season one (still anxiously awaiting season two to ... Read full review

WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?: The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer

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A mildly perverted, mildly humorous compilation of Ames's New York Press columns into one chunky memoir of sexridden angst. From his young days in a backstraightening corset to the traumas of his ... Read full review

Contents

Hair Piece
17
An Erection Is a Felony
31
Roxanne of the jersey Shore
48
Girls in My Tub
66
A H on My P
84
Free Meals
99
A Love Story 1 I 7
121
My GreatAunt Pearl Ill
141
The Shroud of Onan
155
Father Smells Best
171
CrackUp
188
The Mangina
206
Had in Me
220
The Lord of the Genitals
233
The Mangina ls Optional
248
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Jonathan Ames lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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