“It might be my imagination, but it seems like most people in the building tend to steer clear of me. I’m the one who gets the weird phone calls, the strange visitors, and disturbing mail.”
“My last great love affair didn’t work out—many don’t, but maybe the next one might, and if not, maybe the one after that. There may not be someone for everyone; there may not be a God in heaven, or peace on earth either. But that doesn’t mean you just sit around at home, doing nothing.”
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About Michael Beaumier
Mike Beaumier spent years as the personals editor of the Chicago Press. He previously wrote freelance humor for the Chicago Free Press, Windy City Times, and other publications, and is a frequent contributor to This American Life. He lives in New York.
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Published by Crown Feb 10, 2010| 224 Pages| ISBN 9780307496058
“Everyone should have a Michael Beaumier as their guide through that murkiest of underworlds, the search for love (or at the very least, companionship). So how lucky we all are now that I Know You’re Out There is a book. Beaumier writes with wit, humor, a sorely tested patience coupled with a do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do melancholy, and overarching menschiness. This is a lovely book.” –David Rakoff, author of Don’t Get Too Comfortable
“It’s incredible that behind the personals at a weekly paper there existed this guardian angel, watching over the lonelyhearts and stepping in to help them find love. We put Michael Beaumier on our radio show because he knows how to tell a great story, and these—about what we do and don’t get from love—anyone can relate to.” —Ira Glass, producer and host, This American Life