on 18 October 2011
This book contains no advice on how to tread on people in perspex high heels. It is just a rehash of the same old (decades-old) advice. Read girls' body language - does she cross her arms and turn away? Perhaps she's cold! Or shy!
However, girls can learn a lot from this cliche'd claptrap. If you like someone, turn towards him and uncross your arms, look in his eyes, smile and laugh at his jokes. (But don't laugh like a hyena at everything he says - that doesn't work.)
Burton casts an interesting light on modern dating mores. One minute we're in a bar, picking up a partner for the night. Next minute, we learn that everyone wants to find a kind, supportive life partner who we will live with, marry and have children with.
Does one activity lead to the other? Surely one-night stands just lead to more one-night stands?
The whole thing is very badly organised.
My 2nd 'book' by the same author downloaded today, from the Top 100 Kindle Free Romance novels is certainly nothing to do with romance.
Anyone one with a bit of common sense, with a brain and a degree of education, any one who has ever held down a job will have garnered the 'information' that is included in the start of this 'book' - i.e. what 'body-language' says without the use of actual words, what might constitute harassment and invasion of personal space, what it means to listen attentively. However, the author talks about the above in relation to the dating arena...basically, his guide to guys as to how to get a girl...
The book then does an about face and seems to aim at women with: Give Him Space, Don't Take Him For Granted, Make Time For Him, How To Attract A Man...
I stopped there, at around 51% of the book read, and by read, I mean skim-read. If it was an actual physical book, I might have chucked it in a rage by then.