I picked up this book at a thrift store for a buck.
Lots of women have issues with their men friends, so I thought," Lets read this thing and pass it on".
One hundred sixty five pages, some of which are "work sheets", are very readable and based on answering questions sent in by baffled women. Greg Behrendt gives brutally honest answers, and Lix Tuccillo gives the women's take on the situation. She sorta stands up for the women who fall for these lame excuses handed to them by the lame, albeit, charming men they've run across.
Its a quick read, and hip. Greg tells us not to waste our time on these loosers, don't waste the Pretty.
I'm definitely passing this book onto women in my life. Somehow its hard to see our choices for the ridiculous reality they are.
In the end , a page is set aside for the reader to list "My super-Helpful standards that I will never ever forget or forsake no matter how hot I think he is" The woman who had this book before me started filling it in. She wrote:
1-No married men
2-no smoking, drugs or drunks
4-ask for money he is gone
5-treat me right
The person didn't finish the list of ten. I think her list is pretty good, except number 3. I would say no religious nuts need apply. No religion. Good honest morals are much more preferable.
Greg was a consultant for Sex and the City HBO hit series and knows his stuff. He's a guy after all, and says men would rather do anything than hurt your feelings, lie, disappear, string a gal along, booty call, make excuses.
I say we toughen up, and quit being so available. Set the standards high and stop impulse hook ups. That's what I got from the book.