WELCOME      For Libraries
     Below please find the records and descriptions of Alexandra Ares's novels 
My Life on Craigslist, The Oher Girl and Dream Junkies 
     MY LIFE ON CRAIGSLIST           Women Fiction - Humorous - Satire - Romance - Dating 

A funny, razor-sharp satire of today's wildest mores brazenly unleashed on Craigslist! Casualty of the financial crisis, alone and with nothing, a New York girl starts to live vicariously through America's most insane website where she quickly runs into trouble.
Award-Winning Finalist of USA Book News! (Los Angeles)
Award-Winning Finalist of Readers Favorite International Awards. (Miami)
Midwest Book Review Top Reviewers' Choice!
US Book Reviews Recommended! 

Translated in Europe, press cover in Elle, Cosmopolitan, Radio, TV and all major daily newsapapers. 
Meet Emily Thompson, 25, wholesome, quirky, with a keen eye for contemporary art. One year after she moves to the trendy East Village in New York City, where she lands a job in an art gallery and an artist boyfriend, her life is thrown in an uproar when she loses everything. Suddenly alone, Emily starts to live vicariously through Craigslist and her mis-education begins. A roommate who is rarely home, turns out to be an escort, which makes Emily get on her high moral horse, but later, when Emily herself becomes an escort for a day things spiral out of control…A book about survival in dog-eat-dog New York City in a unique blend of angst and humor.  More...
Rakishly entertaining! So much of what occurs is beautifully tied up! I adored it! The Apatow movies don't do better! This book is a D- flawless diamond, small but utterly perfect!  Monique Raphel High, best-selling novelist 
"Written cleverly and on par with a top Hollywood screenplay, this is a great story about city life..." US REVIEW OF BOOKS  
Order the Paperback and/or the eBook from BAKER AND TAYLOR                                         READ TRADE REVIEWS              
The MARC records are available on OCLC (WorldCat) and SkyRiver.                            


  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1460992539
  • ISBN-13: 978-1460992531
Publisher's Cataloging-In-Publication Data
(Prepared by The Donohue Group, Inc.)
Ares, Alexandra.
   My life on Craigslist : a novel / Alexandra Ares. -- 2nd ed.
     p. ;  cm.
   ISBN-13: 978-1-4609-8582-3
   ISBN-10: 1-4609-8582-6
   1. Craigslist.com (Firm)--Fiction.  2. Online dating--Fiction.  3. 
Online social networks--Fiction.  4. Single women--Fiction.  5. Humorous 
fiction.  6. Satire.  I. Title. 
PS3601.R47 M9 2013
         THE OTHER GIRL            Literary 

Winner of Best New Indie Novella Award 2012
THE OTHER GIRL is a bare, slim, literary novel written in a minimalistic style and telling the story of a conversation. Life does this switching trick, giving you hope from one place, and satisfaction from another. Maxim Smirnov, a young Russian immigrant in New York dreams of becoming the next software billionaire like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and of moving in with his gorgeous girlfriend. In the meantime he has no home of his own, and sleeps like a gypsy on chairs and in his office. When his lover is reluctant to take him in, he ends up moving in with an older Italian girl Giordana Gatti, a reclusive film animator with a powerful personality and feminist ideas that clash with his macho upbringing. She is "the other girl" in more ways than one, and guards an old, secret, unrequited love story. How will her fierce spirit and masochistic passion reflect on his own future choices?
"Evokes Proust, Philip Roth and Somerset Maugham," Amazon happy reviewer, Paris 
"This is a gorgeous, delicate, full-bodied book, and it is wonderful." San Francisco Book Review

Order the Paperback and/or the eBook from BAKER AND TAYLOR                            Click here for TRADE REVIEWS
or from Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, or Create Space.

The MARC records are available on OCLC (WorldCat) and SkyRiver. 
  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1460992539
  • ISBN-13: 978-1460992531
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 4.9 x 7.9 inches
Publisher's Cataloging-In-Publication Data
(Prepared by The Donohue Group, Inc.)
Ares, Alexandra.
   The other girl / Alexandra Ares. -- 1st pbk. ed.
     p. ;  cm.
   ISBN-13: 978-1-4609-9253-1
   ISBN-10: 1-4609-9253-9
1. Immigrants--New York--Fiction.  2. Women animators--New York--Fiction.  
3. Man-woman relationships--New York--Fiction.  4. Belonging (Social 
psychology)--Fiction.  5. Love stories, American.  I. Title. 
PS3601.R47 O84 2013

Book of The Year Award  Finalist 2012 (BOTYA) from ForeWord Reviews
A downcast Manhattan young woman helps an optimist Brooklyn girlfriend pursue her secret love on the West Coast, embarking on a crazy adventure where she’ll find her soul and ultimately chase her own dream. A page turner where self-irony and lucidity blends  wonderfully with lyrical interludes, DREAM JUNKIES, offers the reader a "deconstructed" view of today’s American Dream. 

Funny, mysterious, fresh, and heartbreaking, Dream Junkies tells the tales of creative expatriates and exiles, unwise women, straying men, and  the power of dreams, which can either blind or brace us against reality. This novel was first published in Europe where  it was a bestseller.

"Another character-driven story from Alexandra Ares, filled with her distinctive twists and unusual points of view. Recommended for readers tired of the same old, same old rom-
coms and dramedies." Amazon Vine Reviewer  
Order the Paperback and/or the eBook from BAKER AND TAYLOR                           Click here for TRADE REVIEWS
                                                   or from Amazon, Barnes and Nobles or Create Space.
  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461087031
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461087038
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 7.9 inches
  • Ebook ASIN: B009XJS5B0  
Publisher's Cataloging-In-Publication Data
(Prepared by The Donohue Group, Inc.)
Ares, Alexandra.
   Dream junkies / Alexandra Ares. -- 2nd rev. US ed.
     p. ;  cm.
   ISBN-13: 978-1-4609-9499-3
   ISBN-10: 1-4609-9499-X
   1. American Dream--Fiction.  2. Travel--United States--Fiction.  3. 
Spirituality--Fiction.  4. Friendship--Fiction.  5. Single women--
Fiction.  6. Road fiction.  I. Title. 
PS3601.R47 D74 2013
                                               You may also want to consider the books below

MANHATTAN CHRONICLES is a fun, quirky, and provocative blend of musings on sex, love, relationship and other challenges at the dawn of the 21st century. This satirical foray into the hearts and minds of New Yorkers includes: Are Men Going To Become Redundant? Men of A Certain Age, Is America Better Off Promiscuous, Holla Touch Tone Governance, The Art of Warghanistan, The Juno Effect vs. The Moonstruck Affect, Spiritual or Not Spiritual, The Age Of Savage Reviews, and May I Buy You Dinner?
The collection of essays explores New York' City's mating habits and other quirks from the perspective of an European in New York, Alexandra Ares, the founder of the literary website with the same name. Each column in this book was first published in the Manhattan Chronicles website, between the fall of 2009 and the fall of 2012.

The title of this book is a tribute to Motel Chronicles, the iconic short story collection by Sam Shepard.

Manhattan Chronicles is a Five Stars READERS FAVORITE Pick

"Manhattan Chronicles" is told from a woman's point of view and most men may oppose the views presented in the book but still, it is an enjoyable read for everyone because the balance between humor and skepticism is just perfect."
                                                                                          Maria Beltran, Readers Favorite Book Critic                                                         

Buy the ebook: AMAZON

This book is available only as an ebook.  



WAKING BEAUTY is a modern tragedy, a social vaudeville, and indirect a political play with an absurd and neo-feminist touch, coming from the tradition of Bertolt Brecht’s Three Penny Opera, Wendy Wasserstein’s Heidi Chronicles and David Hare’s Amy’s View.  An atypical play that will take you on an unconventional journey in time, space, theater styles and performance techniques.   

The play tells the of a young, beautiful Eastern European woman, Onda, starting right after the fall of communism and ending up in New York. It is about the changing aspirations and power of women in the last 20 years. The play revolves around the dynamic between Onda and her changing choices as a woman, from innocence to lust, sin, and redemption. It explores the power, traps, and limits of Beauty that we all love, crave, and some are ready to kill for. (Bonus feature: The Park, a short play) 

"I would like to strongly recommend the play Waking Beauty by Alexandra Ares, be considered for development and production… I read the play. There is a woman's voice here I haven't heard before, a window on to another cultural sensibility. I believe thisvoice deserves encouragement.” John Patrick Shanley, Academy Award Winner for Best Original Screenplay (Moonstruck) and Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama (Doubt.) 

"A very brave piece of writing" Ed Shockley, award-winning playwright (Stephen Sondheim Award, Richard Rogers Award & PEW)                                                                                                                                
 Buy the paperback and e-book: