Former Chicago Reader Staffer Gets Personal in New Book

october 3, 2006  03:13 pm
Micheal Beaumier gleaned a cache of colorful anecdotes and bawdy tales while in charge of the Chicago Reader's personal ads from 1998 to 2005. Now he has parlayed them into a book, I Know You're Out There: Private Longings, Public Humiliations and Other Tales From the Personals. No lonely heart is spared in Beaumier's tell-all, not even his own. "I went from watching the freak show … to finding myself in the freak show," Beaumier admits. In a Chicago Tribune interview, Beaumier, 39 and single, says he is looking to take some of his own medicine.