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 Filled with wry humor and observant wit, this collection offers a bitterly funny examination of human relationships from the unique perspective of the editor of personal ads for the "Chicago Reader."
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.
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