What's Not to Love? by Jonathan Ames
The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer

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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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About Jonathan Ames

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JONATHAN AMES is the author of I Pass Like Night; The Extra Man; What’s Not to Love?; My Less Than Secret Life; Wake Up, Sir!; I Love You More Than You Know; The Alcoholic; and The Double Life Is Twice As Good. He’s the creator of the HBO® Original Series Bored to Death and has had two amateur boxing matches, fighting as “The Herring Wonder.” For more information visit www.jonathanames.com.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Vintage. 290 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A mildly perverted, mildly humorous compilation of Ames's New York Press columns into one chunky memoir of sexridden angst.

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The publisher likens Ames's first nonfiction book to a twisted man's version of Candace Bushnell's classic, Sex and the City. But that comparison does Ames a disservice. Not only can this novelist

May 01 2000 | Read Full Review of What's Not to Love?: The Adve...

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The publisher likens Ames's first nonfiction book to ""a twisted man's version of Candace Bushnell's classic, Sex and the City."" But that comparison does Ames a disservice.

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