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

I Know You're Out There : Private Longings, Public Humiliations, and Other Tales from the Personals
I Know You're Out There Private Longings Public Humiliations and Other Tales from the Personals
Author: Michael Beaumier
ISBN-13: 9780307338099
ISBN-10: 0307338096
Publication Date: 8/29/2006
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Ugh. I kept waiting for the book to develop a plot. The characters are vacuous, hollow, without substance and the narrator is self-centered and superficial. Maybe I'm just a geneation too old for this kind of narcissistic writing, but I would have flunked it as a piece of creative writing back when I taught English. No stars from me.
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Helpful Score: 3
I expected more personal ads and less about the writer's personal life. It was an okay book but not one that I'd read again.
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Helpful Score: 3
I thought this book was okay. I think I was expecting a little bit more about the personal ads and less about the authors life. It was an interesting perspective on his role at the newspaper and the changes as newspapers are being bought out and the focus on making money more than journalism
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Helpful Score: 1
The book jumps around too much to too many topics - very unfocused. The author should have stuck to the personal ads and saved his personal life stuff for memoir. I would not recommend.
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This book made me laugh out loud! Written in a light, comical style - very entertaining.
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Very funny . a look into the world of personal ads
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A strangely bittersweet look at personal ads. Very much like early David Sedaris works. 3 stars