Publisher: East Bay Press
ISBN: 978-0-9844329-1-2 (Print Edition)
Nearly 40 million singles in America share a personal little secret. They’re using the Internet to look for love and/or lust online. And they’re not exclusively using the commercial/paid dating sites that have become so prevalent in recent years. A lot of people think that love should be free and opt instead for the wild and wooly approach to online dating – free personals.
Free Love – True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet by Thomas Kelleher documents this increasingly popular trend and presents a collection of actual online ad postings as they originally appeared along with the intimate stories behind them – all told in the posters’ own words, triumphs, disasters, warts and all. Women Seeking Men, Women Seeking Women, Men Seeking Women, Men Seeking Men, Missed Connections, Casual Encounters... they’re all here and their stories range from the entertaining to the astonishing.
Experience is the best teacher, and thanks to the candid revelations of the people in this book (named Best Book of the Year for 2013 by Red City Review) newbies and seasoned online dating veterans alike can learn a great deal from these real-world experiences, commiserate, draw their own conclusions and decide if online dating is right for them. After all, online dating is very much like playing the lottery and you might just hit the jackpot.
“This book is a fascinating story of what people are looking for and why they are looking for it.” – San Francisco Book Review
“Whether you’re familiar with the world of online dating and personal ads or not, Free Love is at once fascinating, funny, insanely compelling, and at times, even sad.” – Gillian Telling, Author and Sex Columnist for Maxim Magazine
“A fascinating and very much recommended read for anyone who wants to understand the carnal value of the Internet.” – Midwest Book Review
On Sale Now
Free Love – True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet is available in print (with visuals), ebook (text only) and audio book formats from these retailers, and can be special ordered from most book stores.
A new book coming soon from Thomas Kelleher about the adoption of his newborn son and what to do when things go horribly wrong. Look for it in 2016.