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Nowt From the first few pages I was in love His brutal honesty combined with his talent for writing makes for a fantastic, at times titilating, edgy, read Having lived in Manhattan, I can relate to the setting of most of these stories And being an aspiring writer, a broke teacher, searching for myself through my career, I can definitely sympathize with this author and it makes me feel a bit less sorry for myself EPUB ⚕ What's Not to Love?: The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer ⚖ Perhaps All Of Jonathan Ames Problems And The Genesis Of This Hilarious Book Can Be Traced Back To The Late Onset Of His Puberty After All It Can T Be Easy To Be Sixteen With A Hairless Undistinguishable From That Of A Five Year Old S This Wonderfully Entertaining Memoir Is A Touching And Humorous Look At Life In New York City But This Is Life For An Author Who Can Proclaim My First Sexual Experience Was Rather Old Fashioned It Was With A Prostitute An Author Who Can Talk About His Desire To Be A Model For The Hair Club For Men And About Meeting His Son For The First Time Often Insightful, Sometimes Tender, Always Witty And Self Deprecating, What S Not To Love Is An Engaging Memoir From One Of Our Most Funny, Most Daring Writers I think one of the real unfortunate advantages of Jonathan Ames is that he recycles alot of his stories I was really fascinated after Bored to Death season one still anxiously awaiting season two to become available on Netflix grr In any case, Ames is funny and remarkably honest but between his books and the HBO series, I m not sure fans really need to read a ton of his novels to get about 90% of his life experiences These stories do tell as much about NJ and NY as they do the inner character that is the especially human Jonathan Ames and all of his internal struggles I read this in the bathtub while drinking gin late at night and I would recommend that as it seems perfect Ames talks about being Jewish, balding, transvestism, fetishes and exhibitionism, traveling, alcoholism, delayed puberty, flatulence pretty much everything and one can imagine that, if you know Ames in real life, you ll definitely end up in one of his stories It s not life changing to read his work but it s thoroughly enjoyable all the same and somehow it s also comforting..this honestythis ability of Ames to reveal everything even if it makes him look perverse or incompetent in any way I will refrain from posting a ton of quotes..most of them are witty but personal at the same time which makes them something you ll just have to read for yourself as a whole vs a part of a whole but I really liked a couple things even separated including pg 153, I stood by the phone with the box of my son s toys, waiting like a tragic fool I was utterly alone Something out of a Flannery O Connor story was going to happen to me A serial killer was going to tell me I d be a good man if there was a gun to my head my whole life pg 263 Venice is the most melancholy, beautiful, and surreal city in the world It provokes me into yearning for romance When I was first there in 1984 as a dreamy twenty year old, I swore that I would only return with someone I loved I failed to keep my vow I came with someone I have mixed emotions about myself but I d like to make that vow again, though it is pathetic. Maybe it s reading this against the backdrop of all the bullshit that s going on right now, but I really couldn t stomach all the ogling of teenage tits and public exposure of testicles in these stories That may have been funny 20 years ago, but now Ames and his friends just seem full on perverted, not mildly, as the title indicates. These first appeared serialized weekly in the New York Press I decided to break off one or two a day and it served me well The usual Ames subject matter is here, drug use, literature, his blurred sexual identity, and his relationship with his parents, etc. What s not to love er en utrolig humoristisk samling essay som dreier om Jonathan Ames liv Historier om skader, sykdom, kropp, sex, alkohol og litt mer sex fra et utrolig pent og r tt perspektiv Alt blir s utrolig morsomt, men ogs varmt, p grunn av Ames evne til fortelle rlig og uten filter Utrolig morsom som lydbok. Horney, yet endearing. This book is comprised of a collection of articles the author wrote for a newspaper the name of which escapes me Strung together in book format like this, it resembles an autobiography but every now and then he ll write something that reminds you that wasn t the original intention.This book is not for the faint of heart or the easily offended In fact, the title would benefit from swapping out the word mildly with the word extremely Ames self professed perversions include lusting after under age girls the fact that he never acts on any of these fantasies just about prevents him from coming across as a paedophile , obsession with sexual organs and sexual performance desire for just about any sexual act with any sexual partner, to be honest he even has an encounter on a train that he describes as making love to a dog which ends with both him and the dog having erections.I m hoping you re getting an idea of the level of perversion we re talking about here.Ames, however, is neurotic enough and self aware enough to not completely lose the reader s sympathy He talks with painful honesty about almost any subject, from the depths of his bowel movements right up to his unflagging love of his friends and family He describes his relationship with his parents as Oedipal not entirely inaccurately but the purer love he has for his great aunt and young son is genuinely touching.Largely due to the subject matter he chooses to write about, this book is often very funny I laughed out loud a number of times In fact, I d probably have given this book five stars if I hadn t already read his I now realise largely autobiographical novel The Extra Man , which covers a lot of the same ground, albeit fictionalised to varying degrees.Anyway, I think I d better read something slightly less perverted next Does anybody have a copy of anything written by the Marquis de Sade I could borrow Funny, clever and often scatological The perfect read for a Jewish male which I m not.