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I'm Free, but It'll Cost You: Single Life According to Kim Coles Hardcover – June 12, 1997


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion; 1st edition (June 12, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786862726
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786862726
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,574,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Humor from Living Single star Coles.
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Kim Coles, the lovable Synclair on the TV sitcom Living Single, has written a hilarious guide to the single life. In her disclaimer, she acknowledges that her ideas are all hers and that she is an "armchair cultural anthropologist." Those two paragraphs set the stage for some belly-rolling, knee-slapping, amen-singing reading. She sums up the single life in nine chapters: "Get It Together, or Leave Us Alone"; "Weird Science"; "Dating in the Nineties and Beyond"; "How to Find Mr. Right On!"; "You Don't Hear Me, Though"; "Let's Talk about Sex"; "Check Yourself, before You Wreck Yourself"; "Let the Games Begin"; and "Livin' Single." The appendix includes the actual survey she mailed to conduct her research, the average answers for questions on mate qualities, her personal answers to the survey questions, and sample survey responses. This book is not about African Americans living single, but rather, about men and women living single. More importantly, she points out that single living "ain't so bad!" Lillian Lewis

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Blackworm on August 5, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Kim Coles and her adventures in dating had a lot of highlights and actually had me wondering if these guys existed. From the time that she sneaked to see a guy, to her high-school mishaps and college meltdowns, from her marriage and divorce to dating Mr. Right and Mr. Right Now, Kim is very frank about her experiences and is not trying to scare people, but get them to look past the rose-colored glasses people tend to look thru in order to see what they want to see. As for the men, she left behind some pearls of wisdom that would help us to locate and relate to the woman of our dreams, instead of just feeding on the fantasy. Sure, she's not an expert on the subject of dating, but she had enough to say to put it on paper, and she said it very well. Funny and thought provoking, a fine piece of work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 7, 1999
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Kim Coles provides a funny and entertaining view of single life, men, and dating. This is basically from an African-American point of view but it doesn't matter--any single female can relate to the stories and humor. Had me laughing out loud a number of times. A fun, fast read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lena Bo Bena on January 28, 2011
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I love kim coles! she is hilarious and her book was a lot of fun to read. I cant believe some of the stuff she has gone through in her dating life.
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I'm Free But It'll Cost You is great for anyone who is a woman, has loved (or hated)a woman, has been loved (or hated) by a woman, or would just like to understand how women think. Kim Coles did not try to speak for every woman in the world but everyone could definitely relate to her. After reading this book, I felt like I had just met a new friend. She kept me thinking while keeping me laughing.
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By Bori16NY on January 28, 2012
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I am extremely pleased with "I'm Free, but It'll Cost you: The Single Life According to Kim Coles." This is a great read. Ms. Coles takes the reader on a journey which will keep the reader hooked until the last page. I strongly recommend it.
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By A Customer on August 14, 1999
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I have enjoyed this book. It is full of fun loving material. As usually Kim find humor in things that are not normally taken "humorously" If you want a good laugh on your way to work or from school, get this book a de-stresser.
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