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The Adventures of a Love Investigator [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Silkstone
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Book Description

Meet author, Barbara Silkstone, who traveled the country for six years armed only with a tape recorder and a quirky sense of humor, listening to men talk about women, love, commitment, and male hopes and fears.

Women will enjoy this book for the insight it gives them into the male mind. Men will immediately compare themselves with the men who opened their hearts to the Love Investigator. Both genders will gain a new and often humorous perspective on the opposite sex. This is a work of True Fiction.

“Barbara is able to capture how men constantly wrestle their inner demons. Even if he’s the model spouse, he is not immune to the thoughts and desires that afflict every man.”
Scott Kudia, Ph.D Relationship Expert

Other best-selling books by Barbara Silkstone:

Criminally Funny Fables - Romantic Suspense series
The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters
Wendy and the Lost Boys
Zo White and the Seven Morphs

Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider series - Comedy Adventures
Wendy and the Lost Boys
London Broil
Cairo Caper
Miami Mummies
Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider Box Set
For a paranormal romantic giggle try: Cold Case Morphs
Silkstone's books have occupied the top twenty Amazon best selling lists… occasionally at the same time.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 344 KB
  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0040SXWBW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #693,583 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Barbara Silkstone is the best-selling author of The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters ~ Wendy and the Lost Boys ~ London Broil ~ The Adventures of a Love Investigator, 527 Naked Men and One Woman ~ Zo White and the Seven Morphs

Silkstone's writing has been described as "perfectly paced and pitched - shades of Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiaasen without seeming remotely derivative. Fast moving action that shoots from the hip with bullet-proof characterization." She has attended writing workshops with Stephen King, Robert B. Parker, P.D.James, and James Michener.

Wendy and the Lost Boys topped the charts in comedy, climbing over Tina Fey, Sophie Kinsella and Ellen DeGeneres. The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters has been a consistent best seller in comedy. Both Wendy and Alice have been in the top 20 Amazon comedies at the same time.

"I enjoy doing playful things with language, blending two distinct words to create a new word. If I'm laughing out loud when I'm writing, then I know I've hit the mark. I laugh so loud while I'm writing that the neighbors think I'm having wild parties. I'm not. I live in South Florida where I survive on buttered popcorn and fried chicken... extra crispy."
~ Barbara Silkstone

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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprising Answers to Tough Questions 21 Nov. 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
After being emotionally beat up by two failed marriages, author Barbara Silkstone went on a quest to find out what love really is--from a man's viewpoint. Whether wanting to find out what she "did wrong" or maybe wanting to reassure herself that there might indeed be some good guys out there, she decided to interview a thousand men about love. Her journey lasted more than 5 years and in the end, unable to continue past burnout, she stopped at 527 men. The results of her interviews were to me somewhat unsettling and made me feel disappointed in a good many of the men who openly shared their feelings and who came across, for the most part, as a bunch of losers. I felt like slapping some of these self-centered jerks. A common theme was a sense of superiority to the women in their lives and a contempt for women who wanted to stay home with the children instead of "having goals." I couldn't help wondering if most men are really like this, or if the reason she found such a pack of self-absorbed twits was that they craved the attention of an interview while the good men didn't feel a need to talk about themselves.

Along the way, Ms. Silkstone shared bits of her personal life and her take on the interviewees and their answers. Her wry observations and her wit added an amusing touch to balance the emotionally draining aspect of her task. As time went on, the work she'd set for herself became too much. Some of the men even hit on her or made her feel unsafe. Finally she'd had enough and she ended the interviews.

Whether you agree with these men and their take on love or you think they're an aberration, this book should certainly give you something to think about. I would love for this author to write a book about love from the woman's viewpoint, but I'm afraid she's probably heard enough on the subject.

Ms. Silkstone's writing style is engaging and easy to read. Her sense of humor comes through, despite the serious subject. Very enjoyable book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Honest and Insightful Work 11 Jun. 2011
The Adventures of a Love Investigator... is not to be mistaken for a light-hearted romp through the world of relationships. We read with rapt interest as author Barbara Silkstone sacrifices her blood, sweat and tears over these many interviews and comes away with an honest and insightful look at what men really think about love and what they really want out of relationships - and it ain't all pretty. This book was eye-opening to me, a person who's been in a great marriage for almost 23 years, but who also went through her share of difficult relationships prior to that. It made me appreciate, more than ever, the really good men in the world, because Barbara does find some of those too. But I think the men that she exposes serve as a warning to single women (and some married ones too): look carefully, and be wary. It's good advice. Not only that though, Barbara shares with great poignancy her reaction to the less-than-perfect men she interviews and as a reader, you watch as it takes a toll on her. I was extraordinarily moved by this book and came away with an education I didn't expect. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Investigating Love 23 Nov. 2010
I came away from reading these `adventures' vaguely disquieted. 527 men and only one of whom would I consider not being `damaged goods'. Though the lyrics might vary, the tune was distressingly similar, all boiling down to a set of keywords: fear of commitment, fear of failure, self-absorbed, juvenile, sophomoric, downright mean and petty. That is a litany of failure in relationships that boggles the mind. How the author managed to stay the course through 527 of these interviews attests to her strength of character ... and a wonderful sense of humor that got her through these uncomfortable glimpses at the inner workings of the male mind. She combines her interviews - and the stark realities from these unfiltered truths - with her own experiences, observations of the relationship condition, and a glimpse of the quest to find the one who might have gotten away. I come away filled with admiration for this woman who, against the odds, avoided swallowing the bitter pill though one wonders what the long-term effects on her psyche might be from such a soul-stripping walk on the relationship path. Well, done, Barbara.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Looking for something different? 23 Feb. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I picked up this book after thoroughly enjoying Barbara's other books.

Although this is completely different to what she usually writes her wonderful sense of humour shines through.

I have to take my hat off to Barbara for having the stamina and patience to even begin such a project, let alone managing to interview 527 men!

What an insightful read. It was great to see the character flaws and the numerous over-inflated egos she had to deal with during the course of this project.

The old adage: Women are from Venus and men are from Mars seems to be spot on, as you'll discover during the course of the book.

Well done, Barbara for giving the world something different and insightful to sample.
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