- Spiral-bound: 112 pages
- Publisher: Adams Media; Spi edition (January 15, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1440527547
- ISBN-13: 978-1440527548
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,229,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I Hate You, Kelly Donahue Spiral-bound – January 15, 2012
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"In this quippy, feverish love story in reverse, adman Svartz finds an incredible number of permutations within in limited premise and keeps his copy fresh throughout. This detailed replication of a personal journal may prove that revenge is best served droll."
--Time Out New York
"Mark Svartz's I Hate You, Kelly Donahue is surely like no other book I have ever read in my whole life. Svartz's book will be remembered for a long time. I give Svartz a lot of credit for writing a book in a new format. It is a brutally raw and honest account of one male's struggle with love. So, fasten your seat belt and get ready for a wonderful journey."
About the Author
Mark Svartz is an author, artist, and award-winning advertising creative. Like most kids who were born and raised in Brooklyn, his lifelong dream was to write a book called "I Hate You, Kelly Donahue". Amazingly, he is the only one who succeeded. The others are all failures.
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I'm a Very Serious Person. I read Very Serious Books about Very Serious Subjects. In the same lot where I bought this book, I also bought Team of Rivals, about the Lincoln presidency. I don't normally spend my money on frivolities and toilet humor.
With my credentials as a Very Serious Person, I can say without reservation that this book rocks! A funny, light read that takes you inside the cartoon mind of a typical guy who wants to kill his co-worker for no discernible reason. The book is in the style of a hand-written journal with papers "taped" to pages showing the casual effort taken with putting this book together. The reality is that this book was clearly many months and many hours in the making. It is a work of incredible creativity and humor. I'm sure somewhere in there is a message about relationships and justifying a bad breakup. But I was laughing too hard to figure it out.
If you want to take a break from being a Very Serious Person, or find out what the guy in the next cubicle is REALLY thinking, check out "I Hate You, Kelly Donahue."
My only criticism... I didn't want it to end. I wanted to see how Mark physically killed the next girl physically until she was dead.
Looking forward to more publications by Mr. Svartz in the future! Mazel Tov!
'I Hate You, Kelly Donahue' is delightful - sharp-witted, charming and really, really dark. I mean, not dark enough that you think Mark is a total sicko, but dark enough that you know there's some interesting stuff that borders on weird going on in his head. So, the right amount of dark.
The writing is clever and well-crafted. And the illustrations? Dang. They bring the words and the characters to life.They take the smart funny and they amplify it. They're awesome.
What I mean by all this, is get this book now and sit down and enjoy the hell out of it.
P.S. If you don't have a sense of humor or take things too seriously, then this book probably isn't for you.
P.P.S. If the above statement describes you, you must be Kelly Donahue. Or like Kelly Donahue. And we all hate you.
Read it because you like to laugh. Read it because you believe that stories can be told in numerous ways. Read it because it's really good. And read it because everyone needs to know how much of a b@*!h Kelly Donahue is.
Filled with hilarious writing and pictures, probably the most fun I've had reading a book ever.