- Gillian Telling, Author and Sex Columnist for Maxim Magazine
"The stories of loves and lusts lost and gained are likely to arouse your curiosity (and perhaps even other parts of your libido!)"
- Lois Henderson, BookPleasures.com
"The whole topic is very, very interesting. The book is not just entertaining, but is a real guide to help people navigate through the murky waters of the massive pool of potential love online. There's so much information out there we really do need a way to distill it all down to be more manageable."
- Elaina McMillan, Naked Talk Radio
"If you just want to read fascinating stories about finding love online, or want to feel a bit voyeuristic in your reading, Free Love is entertaining."
- Book Reviews Weekly
"If you are planning on trying online dating, or know someone who is, Free Love is a must read! For the rest of us who are happy with our lives, it is a great book to curl up with."
- Paige Lovitt for Rebecca's Reads
Free Love is a collection of stories about people seeking relationships online using various dating services and websites. The book is fascinating to read simply because it seems that all the people who submitted their story were quite honest about their own experiences. It is fun and interesting to see how these different people worded their online personal ad, and what the response was. Some share dating experiences as well, which can be interesting too. If you are looking for love on the Internet, Free Love may help you understand how to create your personal ad to get the best response. If you just want to read fascinating stories about finding love online, or want to feel a bit voyeuristic in your reading, Free Love is entertaining as well. --Book Reviews Weekly
The Internet is full of interesting people with interesting stories. Free Love - True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet explores some of these. Specifically, it explores the personal ads section and why people post there. It explores all of the basic connections, be they heterosexual, homosexual, looking for Mr. Right, looking for Mr. Right Now. This book is a fascinating story of what people are looking for and why they are looking for it. Kelleher found some interesting personal ads and then interviewed the posters, letting the people talk for themselves; that the original ad is followed by commentary from the person who wrote it helps. Although some of those interviewed are far too brief in their comments, the most interesting ones are those that go on for a little bit. A wide variety of people have been interviewed, from those that have lost their virginity thanks to personal ads to those that have been burned. It is especially fascinating, in this age of jaded cynicism, to see how many approach the personal ads section as a place to find romance, and found it. The dating scene really does take all types, and Free Love explores a wide variety of them. Those that tried a basic, honest approach received as much, if not more, response as the humorous ads. It is interesting to hear from the veterans, so as to compare the old versus the new, and that the new is more freeing, as you don't need to go wait for a response to come through. This is a book for those who are afraid that the Internet removes the personality from the person, as it shows that people will always be people; the medium may change, but the message that we all need someone doesn't. --San Francisco Book Review
Shortly after it was created, people began to use the Internet to pursue love. Free Love - True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet is a spin of the pursuit of love on the online personals and what has resulted from them, the good, the bad, and the tragic that all have spun out from people using the world wide web for love. Many people present their own stories, and make Free Love a fascinating and very much recommended read for anyone who wants to understand the carnal value of the Internet. --Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Originally from Washington State, and a graduate from WSU, Tom's lived in Seattle where he drank lots of coffee and wore lots of flannel but still considers England his second home; where he resided next to the Queen and grew to love warm beer, woolly jumpers, fruit machines, driving on the wrong side of the road, and something called "Spotted Dick."
(It's a dessert.)
He now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, son, feral cats Millie & Daisy, and Super Dave the Wonder Dog and is busy working on his next book.