What's Not to Love?

What's Not to Love?

The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer

By Jonathan Ames

Vintage, Paperback, 9780375726491, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2001

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.

About the Author
JONATHAN AMES is the author of "I Pass Like Night"; "The Extra Man"; "What's Not to Love?"; "My Less Than Secret Life"; "Wake Up, Sir!"; "I Love You More Than You Know"; "The Alcoholic; "and "The Double Life Is Twice As Good". He's the creator of the HBO(R) Original Series Bored to Death and has had two amateur boxing matches, fighting as "The Herring Wonder." For more information visit www.jonathanames.com.

Praise For What's Not to Love?

“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

“Ludicrously funny… disconcerting and refreshingly frank.”–The Denver Post

“A mixture of unbridled libido and hopeless romanticism…. [It] soar[s] with Ames’ original wit and generous spirit.”–Entertainment Weekly