Sexually, I'm More of a Switzerland

More Personal Ads from the London Review of Books

By David Rose
(Scribner, Hardcover, 9781439125649, 192pp.)

Publication Date: February 2, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback

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From the nation that gave us Victorian virtues, here is another irresistible collection of brilliant, bawdy and often absurd personal ads from the world’s funniest—and smartest—lonely-hearts column. These ads prove that even if you’re lonely, you don’t have to be boring, as advertisers in this book demand much more than long walks on the beach from their potential mates. .

Arranged by theme (“The Usual Hyperbole and a Whiff of Playful Narcissism”), and including footnotes to obscure references, Sexually I’m More of a Switzerland promises to be, like its predecessor, “a bracing splash of cold reality in the flushed face of romance” ( Chicago Tribune )..

About the Author

David Rose works at the New York office of the LRB and divides his time between New York, Liverpool and California.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010

Before there was online dating, there was the personal ad. Author David Rose compiles clever, charming — and sometimes creepy — personals in Sexually, I'm More of a Switzerland. Rose's favorite ads tend to include the phrase, "You know who you are." More at

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Praise For Sexually, I'm More of a Switzerland

'Quirky, erudite and addictively readable'. -- Elle

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