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Sexually, I'm More of a Switzerland: More Personal Ads from the London Review of Books Hardcover – February 2, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner (February 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439125643
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439125649
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #290,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Straight from British shores, here is another dose of love, or the lack of it, from the pages of the London Review of Books. The editor of They Call Me Naughty Lola has cooked up yet another irresistible collection of brilliant, bawdy and often absurd personal ads from the world's funniest, and smartest, lonely-hearts column. These ads prove that even if you're lonely, you don't have to be boring, as advertisers in this book demand much more than long walks on the beach and candlelit dinners from their potential mates.

Arranged by theme ('The Usual Hyperbole and a Whiff of Playful Narcissism'), and including footnotes to obscure references, Sexually, I'm More of a Switzerland promises to be 'a naughty treat' (Entertainment Weekly).


Discover Personal Ads from the London Review of Books

In Sexually, I'm More of a Switzerland, author David Rose shares a collection of humorous personal ads, and gives readers a laugh-out-loud look at what some people will post to get a shot at love.

Nothing says "I love you" in a more sincere way than being woken with champagne and pastries and roses. Apart from a dog with peanut butter on the roof of his mouth. Write, we'll meet, sleep together and--in the morning, just before my friend's wife tells me to get off their sofa and get out of their house--I'll show you Winston's trick. It's hilarious. You'll have to bring the peanut butter though--they've put locks on all the kitchen cupboards. Man, 26. Box no. 6433.

I cannot guarantee you'll fall in love with me, but I can promise you the best home-brewed beetroot wine you’ll have ever tasted. Now if that doesn't sound like a fermented bucket of yummy siphoned lustiness I just don't know what does. Man, 41. Stupid like wow! Box no. 9851.
Tall, handsome, well-built, articulate, intelligent, sensitive, yet often grossly inaccurate man, 21. Cynics (and some cheap Brentwood psychiatrists) may say 'pathological liar', but I like to use 'creative with reality'. Join me in my 36-bedroomed mansion on my Gloucestershire estate, set in 400 acres of wild-stag populated woodland. East Ham.12 Box no. 0620. Read more.

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'Quirky, erudite and addictively readable'. -- Elle

More About the Author

David Rose works at the New York office of the LRB and divides his time between New York, Liverpool and California.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence W. Meegan on February 11, 2010
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I heard about this on NPR while driving home from work Tuesday. Three hours later I owned it. A day later, I finished reading it. Great book and a fun read.

The book is a compilation of personal ads that appeared in the London Review of Books. David Rose, edited the LRB personals and this book.

The ads are mostly brief, like poetry, haiku. So few words, so much meaning nestled in there.

The NPR interview hinted that the writers were pathetic people. I don't think it's necessarily so. Some are brutally honest about themselves, their life, and their prospects. And they can see the humor in it.

I think you'll enjoy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jane on April 22, 2010
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I bought this book to give as a Valentine's Day gift for my husband along with a plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies. We sat on the sofa nibbling cookies, reading the ads to each other, laughing heartily and embellishing the evocative stories with fanciful details. Very, very fun.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. J. McKee on April 18, 2010
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This is the sort of personal ads collection that you could write a book, or at least a short story, about each ad. Where were these guys and gals when I was growing up? They all sound like a scream to know, and probably excellent conversations to be had.
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A great collection of Lonely Hearts ads for intellectually oriented heavy readers and breathers who have trouble putting their books down long enough to do it. Oh,If only I lived in London!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lloyd Porter on May 5, 2013
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Hard to believe this wasn't written by a panel of professional comedians. Short, little bursts of hilarity that contain pathos, comments on the human condition and absurdity.
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