Discussing ideas like manipulating (read: inspiring! ;)) a man into becoming the man of your dreams, this innovative dating book is definitely one of the must read books for women. If you roll both the above books into one, this is what you are most likely to get.
A benchmark of ladylike advice for being successful in the modern dating scene, this is an essential guide. It’s Harvey again, but this time with a book that has more comprehensive tips and specific instructions.
So then why bother reading one if I'm not going to like it and just complain about it? Points were unfortunately lost by me having to endure pages of cutesy "I'm not really asking you out but I'm going to try to convince you to ask you out by essentially asking you out but gently and all coy-like TEE HEE!
Why should I step out of my comfort zone and read something I know I probably won't like? Maybe I'm wrong about these "Date like Full disclosure: I don't like dating self help books. "At the end, the underlying message seemed to be "You do all THIS work because you do this and this wrong because it's a woman's nature. I just made that up." while men don't have to do all that much because "It's men's nature to do it.
Anyone who blames their sexual oddities on being hugged too tightly by their bubbe will relate.
John Kennedy Toole's mother discovered this book (then just a mess of scribbled papers) under his bed after he committed suicide in 1969.
Well here’s a dating guide that might seem ridiculously outdated at first – given that the Parade Magazine published it back in 1938- but don’t be too quick to judge!
Sure, some of the advice might sound a bit sexist at times, but most of them could actually be regarded as universally acknowledged guidelines of good behavior.
Steve Harvey wants to empower you through this book, and his counsel boils down to telling women how badly they need to understand little games that guys play. You must read this because Harvey breaks down the whole dating and relationship “game” into a simple contest by using several personal examples teamed with his perceptions on what women really want. How can one transform oneself into a man-magnet of sorts by making use of the “supernatural” power that comes with being a woman? This is her playbook but one you can use to win the game.
Bestselling authors Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola return to the minefield of modern relationships with this revised and updated edition. He’s just not that into you.” – Washington Post“Brims with straight talk about the boy-meets-girl game, delivered with hefty doses of humor from the Y chromosome’s mouth.” – USA Today“A surprisingly fascinating addition to the cultural canon of single, urban life.” —Los Angeles Times“Evil genius.” – New York Times Praise for IT’S CALLED A BREAKUP BECAUSE IT’S BROKEN:“You will get through this, and you'll do it faster with the help of "It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken".” – Glamour“Behrendt's frankness—never too harsh—is as winning as ever.” – Publishers Weekly“Insightful, been-there-have-the-scars-to-prove-it wisdom.” – New York Post Full disclosure: I don't like dating self help books.
Praise for HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU:“No ego-soothing platitudes. On the whole I think they're based on bullshit as their main job security seems to be gender stereotypes, and the insecurities of others. But a small amount of credit can be given to Greg by admitting that if asking guys out works for you, then hey, go for it.
Plus, it's fun to read in her high-pitched voice.
Told from the couch of a psychoanalyst, this book centers around the joys and anguishes of growing up Jewish-American in the mid-20th century.
And why give my obviously biased opinion on the internet? On the whole I think they're based on bullshit as their main job security seems to be gender stereotypes, and the insecurities of others. If it fails then you're the loser for not being like me. There's only so many times you can repeat those things before I start to wonder if you think your more loyal fans are complete idiots. Sorry, kitten/hot stuff/Ladybug." and that self-help dating rule makes me tired.