Man with Farm Seeks Woman with Tractor: The Best and Worst Personal Ads of All Time
Man with Farm Seeks Woman with Tractor The Best and Worst Personal Ads of All Time Author:Laura Schaefer We've all been there, whether searching the personals for a romantic connection or posting an ad in hopes of luring in a new friend. A great source of entertainment, many people skim through the personals section for a quick laugh, never questioning its origin or its interesting history. Personal ads began popping up sporadically in the eighteen... more »th century and became common by the end of the nineteenth. Whole publications devoted to romantic and marriage-minded classifieds flourished around the turn of the last century. In the last half of the twentieth century, personal ads exploded in myriad publications from coy gay ads of the 1950s to colorful ads in the alternative presses of the 1970s. Today, more and more people are paying for a chance at love. From the best and the worst, the hopeful and the hopeless, the bitter and the sweet, the romantic and the lustfulnever before has a collection like this been assembled from so many decades past. By including hundreds of funny and surprising personal ads from historical newspapers as well as modern Web sites, Man with Farm will entertain and inform.« less
I really liked the fact that this books had personals from the 1800s and early 1900s. I found these to be the most interesting because of the way of speaking. While my mate and I were reading, we were noting how much times have changed in comparison to now. This book is worth reading just for being such a great time capsule.
As a long time lover of reading personal ads, this book was an interesting read. It focuses more on the late 1800's and early 1900's. Think I was expecting more recent ones, so I was disappointed in that sense. But found it to be very interesting seeing what personal ads were like so long ago.