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I'm Free But It Will Cost You: The Single Life According to Kim Coles (Signed)

Coles, Kim

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ISBN 10: 0786862726 / ISBN 13: 9780786862726
Published by Hyperion, New York, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Exuberantly SIGNED and inscribed to "Meredith" on front free endpage, with a drawing of a heart. Book is crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Unclipped dust jacket is fresh and bright. 8vo. 228 pp. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 87395

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Title: I'm Free But It Will Cost You: The Single ...

Publisher: Hyperion, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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The popular comedienne and co-star of the hit television program Living Single offers humorous, keen-witted reflections on life, work, and men from the perspective of a single, upwardly mobile black woman.

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The sexy sistah from the TV show Living Single offers nothing new in this not-ready-for-prime-time guide for the single woman. Coles, a divorced black woman, rounds up the usual list of instructions: dating dos and don'ts, how to identify ``Mr. Right On!,'' learning to love yourself (metaphorically and physically), and how to get into successful relationships and out of disastrous ones. It's a tried-and-true humor-book formula that depends on only one thing: the humor. Unfortunately, Coles just isn't funny. In her list of ``Ten Ways to Tell If a Brother Is Tight,'' she offers: ``Instead of a wallet he carries a piggy bank'' and ``The rain is his car wash.'' Coles's insights into the dating scene are banal, if not downright vulgar: ``Nowadays,'' she writes, ``trying to find your soul mate is harder than trying to take a dump in a public restroom.'' And while she argues in the introduction that this book is for everyone (``black women, black men, white women, white men, Hindus, Latinos, Filipinos, Quakers, the Flemish, Jews, Gentiles, Parisians, Istanbuliates, Istanbulionions, Istanbulish . . . huh?''), Coles's inclusiveness will only confuse her would-be core audience of black women. Take some of her ``Nine Ways to Detect a Communication Breakdown in Your Relationship'': ``You tell her you want to see more of her, so she gains fifteen pounds'' or ``She tells you she wants to start seeing other people. You get her a subscription to People magazine.'' In a book that's mainly directed toward women, the reader wonders why the author is even talking to HIM. Coles would do better to stick to Living Single and leave the role of Miss Lonelyhearts to others. -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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