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What's Not to Love?

The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer
Narrated by: Jonathan Ames
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Arts
4 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)
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Summary

Perhaps all of Jonathan Ames' problems, and the genesis of this hilarious audiobook, can be traced back to the late onset of his puberty. After all, it can't be easy to be 16 with a hairless penis "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.

©2000 Jonathan Ames (P)2006 Audible, Inc.

Critic reviews

"Ludicrously funny...disconcerting and refreshingly frank." (The Denver Post)
"[What's Not to Love?] soar[s] with Ames' original wit and generous spirit." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Hilarious....[Jonathan Ames has] an unusual ability to take crack-smoking, balding, and Oedipal fixation and whip them up into an elegant, comic meringue." (The New York Times Book Review)

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  • Manchester U.K.
  • 11-12-18

Worth avoiding

I was aware of the author before listening, through interviews and bored to death.
I thought the book might be worthwhile and amusing, but frankly it's tedious and a little too focused on the writers intimate life.
I manage until chapter 4 and then simply had to give up.
Not a good book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-09-16

Worst book ever!

Not wasting any more time with this one. Absolutely the worst book I ever purchased!

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  • Mr. Big
  • 04-03-07

not worth the download

Interesting to see the world through the eyes of a pervert. He does tell you he is a pervert, and does not lie. If you cannot share his view, I wouldn't recommend the book

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