“They Call Me Naughty Lola: Personal Ads from the London Review of Books”

After placing an ad calling herself “gentle, curvy, tactile, educated and funny,” one regular advertiser, calling herself Susan W., heard from one man who bragged that he was free of infection — “I did not get the feeling he was trying to be funny,” she said — and another who announced that he lived without electricity in the woods, in a house made from trees he had chopped down himself.

She changed tactics and wrote another ad saying, “I’ve got a mouth on me that can peel paint off walls, but I can always apologize.”

Read London Journal: Book Lovers Seek Lovers, Buttered or Plain by Sarah Yall ~ New York Times ~ November 21, 2006


And be sure to read the current London Review of Books PERSONALS. Scroll down the Classifieds page to see them.

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