Love Monkey

Love Monkey

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Stuck in his own immaturity, New York tabloid reporter Tom Farrell reconsiders his life when he discovers that his peers have started families and achieved high-powered careers, a realization that contributes to his obsession with a beautiful co-worker. 30,000 first printing.

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Many men aim high; Tom Farrell dares to be average. While his friends accumulate wedding rings, mortgages, and even, alarmingly, babies, Tom still lives alone in his rented apartment with nothing but condiments and alcohol in his refrigerator. He spends Saturday mornings watching cartoons and eating Cocoa Puffs out of an Empire Strikes Back bowl, and devotes the rest of the weekend to his other favorite hobbies: sports and girls. His credo, to think and act like a thirteen-year-old boy at all times, has worked well enough to land him a decent job writing headlines for the New York Tabloid. But neither his personal life nor his professional life has any forward momentum; he's occupied the same cubicle since the first George Bush was president and is currently "between girlfriends." At thirty-two, it starts to occur to him: There's a fine line between picky and loser.

Enter a sly, beautiful coworker named Julia. After a few torrid dates, Tom is hooked. "She's like cleaning behind my refrigerator. A once-in-a-lifetime thing." But the closer he gets to Julia, the more elusive she becomes. Frustrated, Tom seeks the dubious advice of his buddy Shooter, a shallow sexual gladiator, and wonders why he keeps getting into arguments with Bran, his smart, sarcastic "default date." But then tragedy strikes, and everyone's attitudes toward life and love change -- and even Tom begins to see himself in a new light.

By turns riotous and tenderhearted, Kyle Smith's Love Monkey is the most candid and excruciatingly funny exploration of the male mind and libido since High Fidelity.



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Stuck in his own immaturity, New York tabloid reporter Tom Farrell reconsiders his life when he discovers that his peers have started families and achieved high-powered careers.

Publisher: New York : Morrow, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060574536
0060574534
Branch Call Number: F SMI
Characteristics: 336 p. ; 24 cm

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Nov 24, 2017

This was my second read. I was delighted with almost every page. Crammed with clever & witty lines (i.e. "I worshipped the ground she walked away on." ) I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys well crafted sentences and self deprecating humor.

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