My Life on Craigslist by Alexandra Ares
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...the author nails the cold, callous place New York City can be and highlights the always surprising things that can be found on Craigslist.
-Publishers Weekly



Craigslist can be a real sharkfest! But it's amirror of who we are. Alexandra Ares takes this statement to a darkly funny place in this addictive satire of today’s wildest mores brazenly unleashed on America’s largest free online dating website. A zany and original New York girl trolls it for fun, love, sex, relationships and everything else, doomed to run from trouble to trouble.

Meet Emily Thompson, 25, quirky, wholesome, with a keen eye for contemporary art. One year after she moves from Buffalo to the trendy East Village, where she lands a job in an art gallery and an artist boyfriend, she loses everything. Alone, broke and depressed, she turns to Craigslist to find - for free - everything she needs for both fun and survival. She soon discovers a wild, flawed world where everyone is either the con or the conned, and decency has flown both the laptop and the desktop. A roommate who is rarely home, turns out to be an escort, which makes Emily get on her high moral horse, but later, when Emily herself becomes an escort for a day things spiral out of control...

With her chilling wit and trademark unconventional insight, Alexandra Ares delivers a fast-paced, rakishly entertaining, soulful, and ingeniously plotted novel that confirms her status as one of the hottest new writers around.

My Life on Craigslist was translated in Europe in 2012 and was a top 10 best seller in the E-book category for over 20 weeks.


"Rakishly entertaining! So much of what occurs is beautifully tied up. I adored it. The Apatow films don’t do it better. This book is a d-flawless diamond, small but utterly perfect."
̶̶̶̶ ̶̶̶ ̶̶̶̶̶ ̶Monique Raphel High, best-selling novelist:

"A seamless merging of the latest “blog book” trend and “Bridget Jones Diary.Very funny….Many laugh-out-loud memorable lines….Originality: 5-stars….Very clean, clear voice and original writing."
̶̶̶̶ ̶̶̶ ̶̶̶̶̶ ̶Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Review:

"Alexandra Ares has an incredible insight into the human persona and expresses her tantalizing talent with My Life On Craigslist."
̶̶̶̶ ̶̶̶ ̶̶̶̶̶ ̶Alan Abel, humorist writer, the world’s most famous prankster:

"A little subversive book filled with cool art references, quirky thoughts, and a coming of age leading where you least expect it. The end begs for more. Even guys will love it!"
̶̶̶̶ ̶̶̶ ̶̶̶̶̶ ̶Grant Henley, CL User:

"Very cool!" I can totally identify with Emily/Swan: jobless, looking for a roommate, zero money in the bank, and above all desperately seeking some sort of sexual or intimate connection that would numb the pain of this lonely existence. Bravo!"
̶̶̶̶ ̶̶̶ ̶̶̶̶̶ ̶Ismael Corpas, CL User, Film Director LA:

"Sharp and funny! This entire journey from Craigslist to mundane life and back has a cinematic quality that could inspire a cool New York film. Alexandra Ares combines the visuals and witty dialog of a screenwriter with the emotional depths of a skilled novelist."
̶̶̶̶ ̶̶̶ ̶̶̶̶̶ ̶Tudor Petrut, Actor/Director LA:

About Alexandra Ares

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ALEXANDRA ARES, editor of MANHATTAN CHRONICLES, is also the author of Dream Junkies, and The Other Girl, the best indie novella of 2012. She lives in New York City, on the Upper East Side. You can learn more and contact her on Fecebook, Twitter and on
Published December 15, 2012 by InGenius Books. 251 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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...the author nails the cold, callous place New York City can be and highlights the always surprising things that can be found on Craigslist.

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