Books tagged: personal ads

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Une Annonce Surprenante - A Surprising Personal Ads
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Series: Histoires lyonnaises, Book 1 ยท Histoires insolites et vraies, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,000. Language: French. Published: March 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
"Jeune homme, petit, moche... rencontrerait belle jeune femme en vue mariage." C'est une annonce surprenante qui paraît ce jour-là. Eveillera-t-elle l'intérêt de jolies demoiselles ? A vous de le découvrir. ... "A short young man, ugly and pennyless... looks for a beautiful woman in a view to get maried." What a surprising personal ads ! Will a lot of pretty girls be interested ?
The Lonely Hearts of Yesterday: Love & Mischief in 19th Century Personal Ads
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Personal advertisements have been around as long as newspapers themselves. If you're curious about what a "matrimonial ad" from the 1800s looked like, this is your book. 19th and early 20th century matrimonial advertisements--along with newspaper stories about romantic advertising adventures gone awry--will lighten your mood and reveal the unchanging optimism of men and women searching for love.
Lies And Love In Alaska
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,780. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
To thwart her matchmakers, Annalee fakes an affair with a bush pilot whose photo appeared in a magazine about Alaskan bachelors. He stuns her by showing up in her California town and entices her to visit him. She falls for him and heeds the seductive call of Alaska but her romance is stymied when she learns a disturbing truth. She must find a whole new way of living in order to love again.
Nihilism Sucks: Of Human Hope and Larry’s Hail Mary Pass in the Craigslist Personals
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Price: Free! Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Nine comic short-shorts deleted at the last moment from "Leaves of Grass" by an alternate timeline Walt Whitman. What was he thinking?!? His loss is your gain. For a limited time only this rare collection can be yours for free! Take that, Nietzsche, you worn-out grumpus. Life is funny. Includes the title story, "The Wishing Bird," "Phil Lamont: Attorney for the Damned," and more!
Pointless Pursuit: My Year of Picaresque Personal Ads
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
A petty act of revenge in the form of a droll personal ad generated appreciative fan mail, turning the author's head and leading to this, a year-long project of writing & posting witty story-style "personals" on Cragislist. This genre-breaking parody mixes fiction & historical trivia to surrealist proportions, creating a melange readers have called byzantine, slapstick, and ridiculously obscure.
Dear Instant Family
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Price: $6.75 USD. Words: 36,950. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Dear Instant Family is this widowed dad’s true story of what happened when 400 women responded to his personal ad in New York magazine seeking a wife and a mother for his young children. The memoir ranges from hysterically funny to desperately poignant as the author searches for happiness for himself and his kids. It includes some of the actual letters he received.