My Life on Craigslist: Finalist of USA Best Books Award

| February 23, 2014

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My Life on Craigslist: Finalist of USA Best Books Award

FINALIST OF USA BEST BOOK AWARDS.  Craigslist can be a real sharkfest! But it’s a mirror of who we are. Alexandra Ares takes these two statements to a darkly funny place in this page turner satire of today’s wildest mores brazenly unleashed on America’s largest free online dating website. A zany New York girl trolls it for fun, love, sex, relationships and everything else, doomed to run from trouble to trouble. But she has a special talent…

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 discouraged, she turns to Craigslist to find – for free – 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 the laptop, the desktop, and the smartphone.  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 is forced by circumstance to become an escort for a day, things spiral out of control…

With her deadpan wit and trademark unconventional insight, Alexandra Ares delivers a fast-paced, rakishly entertaining and ingeniously plotted novel that confirms her status as one of the hottest new writers around.

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