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Please God Let it Be Herpes: A Heartfelt Quest For Love and Companionship Paperback – March 6, 2012
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I was not disappointed. Chronicling his love life starting from his first elementary school crush to adulthood, we are made witness to seemingly every poignant, clumsy, charming and disastrous dating encounter he ever had. The chapter entitled, "The H Word" (which relates to the book's title) had me rolling. And "Not Making Out" was a charming story that had me rooting for Carlos and a gal he met Speed Dating, a person who finally seemed to get his quirky sense of humor. The prom stories are in there, too!
"Herpes" made me laugh out loud, and also made me incredibly happy to be married, which is a neat trick. Strong work, Kotkin.
It has been years since I read a book cover to cover in a day's time. Herpes was everything I love in a book, and I found myself wanting more when it was finished. And I still find myself rooting for the author in his quest to find true love!
The best essays are really very good, but many are slow moving and repetitive-- Boy meets Girl, Boy dates Girl, Boy is appalled-- It's very rarely *his* issues that cause things to go badly, it's always some female failing. The middle of the book is mostly tales of this sort, and as stand alone pieces they may have worked. But reading one after another stops being a pleasure and starts feeling like homework. Thank God they start to improve at about the 3/4 mark, or I'd never have bothered finishing.
The author is a bit prissy and superior about his dislike of alcohol and coffee, and he whines a lot about his inability to find 'The One'. It's a lot like a collection of episodes of 'How I Met Your Mother', without any of the amusing supporting cast or the bar scenes.
I've pretty much said all there is to say about this book but amazon wants me to add more words. Odd.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is so great! The author's views on love and life are screamingly funny. I cannot recommend this book to enough people. All that I did was laugh while I was reading it. Read morePublished 19 months ago by curlygurl12
Comical dating review written by a comedian which is mildly funny. Not nearly as funny as he would like it to be. Read morePublished 19 months ago by R. Spell
I just loved this book. It was hilarious, but it was also poignant and heartwarming. That's my very favorite combination.Published 23 months ago by Annie Korzen
Most of the stories were funny and some too long with no real bang at the end. Definitely worth the Amazon price.Published on April 16, 2013 by leo
Liked his sense of humor, very dry. Look him up on You Tube his delivery in person is even funnier.Published on January 20, 2013 by justconnie
The title alone is worth five stars to me! This book is full of funny/awkward/interesting moments that are perfectly captured in each chapter. Read morePublished on June 28, 2012 by OlyFan
I've been a fan of Carlos Kotkin for years. Finally somebody was smart enough to publish a collection of his stories. This guy is hilarious! Buy this book. Seriously.Published on April 15, 2012 by IndustryGuy