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Esquire Magazine–Brutally Honest Personals

I read about it on Craigslist and had to do it. Esquire Magazine is soliciting Brutally Honest Personals for an upcoming feature. Below is the ad:

Esquire magazine is looking for a few brave men and women.

In an upcoming issue, we will publish a feature called “Brutally Honest Personals” in which single people will describe themselves without euphemisms or exaggerations or any truth-hedging. We will then provide, free of charge, an email address for interested parties to respond to your Brutally Honest Personal.* If you would like to participate, please submit two paragraphs describing yourself.

If you still live with your mother, be proud of that. If your stomach hangs a bit over your belt, it just shows that you like food. If you’ve got a face made for radio, let us know. Anything is fair game, as long as it’s truthful. The most important thing is to be as honest as possible and cover all shortcomings—financial, physical, emotional, etc. If you sound like a good fit for the feature, we will email you back.

Please title submissions “Brutally Honest Personal—[your name]” and email them to us by March 1, 2004.

I did it. I wrote one. I won’t show you the text, just in case I get in. But it was so fun to do. I suggest everyone write one, it is so relieving. It is the personal ad I always wanted to write–bua ha ha!

Come on Esquire, pick me, pick me.

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