My Life on Craigslist

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Also by Alexandra Ares

About the author:
ALEXANDRA ARES, editor of MANHATTAN CHRONICLES, is also the author of Dream Junkies, and The Other Girl, the best indie novella of 2012. She lives in New York City, on the Upper East Side.

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My Life on Craigslist

Finalist of USA Book Awards

Authored by Alexandra Ares

Craigslist can be a real sharkfest! But it's a mirror of who we are. Alexandra Ares takes these two statements to their darkest and funniest place in this page turner satire of today's wildest mores shamelessly unleashed on America's largest free online dating website. A zany and original New Yorker trolls Craigslist for fun, love, sex, relationships and everything else, but she's doomed to run from trouble to trouble.

Meet Emily Thompson, 25, quirky, wholesome, with a keen eye for contemporary art. One year after she moves from Buffalo to the trendy East Village, where she lands a job in an art gallery and an artist boyfriend, her life is turned upside down when she loses everything. Alone, broke and depressed, she turns to Craigslist to find everything she needs for both fun and survival. She soon discovers a wild, flawed world where everyone is either the con or the conned, and decency has flown both the laptop and the desktop. A roommate who is rarely home, turns out to be an escort, which makes Emily get on her high moral horse, but later, when Emily herself becomes an escort for a day things spiral out of control...

A book with soul, about a mad world without! With her chilling wit and trademark unconventional insight, Alexandra Ares delivers a fast-paced, rakishly entertaining, laugh-out-loud funny, ingeniously plotted novel that confirms her status as one of the hottest new writers around.




"Very FUNNY, witty insights, and sparkling dialog,"
A Bookish Affair

"A SEAMLESS MERGING OF THE LATEST "BLOG BOOKS" TREND (LIKE "SLEEPING NAKED IS GREEN") AND "BRIDGET JONES' DIARY." Very funny....Many laugh-out-loud memorable lines....Originality: 5-stars....Very clean, clear voice and original writing."
Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Review

"THIS IS THE QUINTESSENTIAL NEW YORK STORY OF A YOUNG WOMAN IN SEARCH OF HER TRUE SELF....Emily is bright and funny....The friends she picks up along the way are rakishly entertaining and both help and hinder her quest for success. So much of what occurs is beauty-fully tied up. I adored it. The Apatow films don't do it better. This book is a d-flawless diamond, small but utterly perfect."
Monique Raphel High, best-selling novelist

"Alexandra Ares has AN INCREDIBLE INSIGHT into the human persona and expresses HER TANTALIZING TALENT with My Life On Craigslist."
Alan Abel, humorist writer, the world's most famous prankster

"VERY COOL! I can totally identify with Emily/Swan: jobless, looking for a roommate, zero money in the bank, and above all desperately seeking some sort of sexual or intimate connection that would numb the pain of this lonely existence. Bravo!"
Ismael Corpas, CL User, Fillm Director

"MY LIFE ON CRAIGSLIST WILL STRIKE A CHORD WITH MANY, AND IS A MUST-READ FOR ANYONE WHO USES CRAIGSLIST OR WANTS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IT. Alexandra Ares writes this book for the millions of people who are dependent on Craigslist as a free service that provides an exchange system."
Todd Rutherford, The Publishing Guru

"SHARP AND FUNNY! This entire journey from Craigslist to mundane life and back has a cinematic quality that could inspire a cool New York film. Alexandra Ares combines the visuals and witty dialog of a screenwriter with the emotional depths of a skilled novelist."
Tudor Petrut, Actor/Director, LA

Publication Date:
1460985826 / 9781460985823
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Humor / Topic / Relationships

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