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Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets [Paperback]

Carole Lieberman
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  • Paperback: 459 pages
  • Publisher: Cogito Media Group (Nov 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 292386512X
  • ISBN-13: 978-2923865126
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,176,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter garbage 11 Feb 2011
By 7homas
Y'know how they say that if you give a monkey a typewriter, given enough time it would write the complete works of shakespeare?

Well - the monkey needs more time on the typewriter I'm afraid.

This trashy book (look at the cover ffs) promotes the manipulation of men by women who deem themselves 'good'. The author clearly intends that men are not sentient beings, capable of controlling their own destiny and choosing their partner themselves. Instead, we are told that women must manipulate men into doing the right thing i.e. them.

The author has displayed a contempt for orderly research (pssst, search "Carole Lieberman and video games") instead preferring to make wild assumptions about things she does not understand.

This 'work' is an enemy of examined living.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Being Bad is Not Good in this case 10 Feb 2011
By Ono
It is truly troubling that such a book could be released, a book that promotes being BAD as a way to attract men. Is it not clear that it would just attract BAD man. Maybe that has something to do with the increases in rape. THINK ABOUT IT
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Insulting, derogatory, and above all insulting. 13 Feb 2011
This book is problematic in a number of ways. First off it is incredibly sexist. Contrary to the author's belief men are actually people too. We aren't a bag of flesh to manipulate or to lead around like a toy or a status symbol.

Which leads me on to my next criticism. This book outrightly ENCOURAGES women to pick up rougher men, the kind that have reputations for violence against other males, or are known to be 'a bit hard'. This is where the biggest problem lies, by encouraging younger girls to outrightly seek AND THEN MANUPULATE 'bad boys' she is almost directly influencing violent situations and potentially encouraging young women to get in to relationships where domestic abuse would be commonplace.

This woman isn't a feminist, she's a dinosaur under the impression that a woman can only be of any worth if they have a man at their side (and a violent man at that). What kind of role model can she be when she encourages young women to live their lives only by what men and other women think of them? Some feminist eh?
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars really? 10 Feb 2011
By Wiggles
Bad Girls' will have a devastating influence on the youth of the world. Children as young as 9-years-old are being exposed to this text.

I can state with certainty that any increase in crime rate that may have been noted near your hometown can be attributed in large part to the authorship of this book.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Irresponsible and dangerous misinformation 11 Feb 2011
By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Can you trust the advice of an author - particularly in the context of love/life choices - who will readily spout unresearched, biased, and cut-to-fit views when a major news corporation comes calling for a quotable?

This book is as bad as the self help books for men that claim nice guys can't succeed in relationships. It's just as sexist, just as wrong, and just as negative.

Consider: are people more likely to be manipulated into bad behaviour by a pop psychology book which promotes immoral behaviour as a lifestyle choice in order to achieve a desirable goal, or an entertainment that is deliberately facile, shallow, and probably not even that good*?

The influence of media on abuse of any kind can't be attributed "in large part" to any one source, but I think the insidious influence of texts like these can be harder to detect and harder to rectify.

*I'm sure you all know what I'm on about.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Cant believe this book is allowed to exist 10 Feb 2011
By Gamer27
I must say after reading the book i felt it my duty to wanr others against such drivel, and generally away from Ms Lieberman herself. The horrible negative effects this book is having on society, particularly a direct link to an increase in rapes, is ruining the world today. Its writers like these that need to re-evaluate their lives and stop telling us how to live ours
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1.0 out of 5 stars Awful and insulting. 12 Feb 2011
The book is poorly written and gleefully encourages women to pretend to be bad girls in order to get men, and later just cast the men aside.

Here's a quote from a recent professional review of the (well does it really deserve to be called a book) "Violent books like Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets have the potential to send the message that violence and insults with sexual innuendos are the way to handle disputes and problems"

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1.0 out of 5 stars Morally bankrupt 11 Feb 2011
It's a disturbing notion that a psychologist advises women to be deceitful to men & manipulate them. This text is predominantly pop-psychology, presumably aimed at the particularly low IQ tabloid reading members of the populace.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Encourages violent behaviour & deceitfulness. Avoid at all costs
"Dr" Carole Lieberman is, without exception, a clear example of the corrupting influence on our society, encouraging women to forsake their personalities and act like "bad girls"... Read more
Published 20 months ago by C. Whitehead
1.0 out of 5 stars Why must this exist?
A ghastly trashy book best found in a bargain bin in a charity shop. This book is about as informative in the complexity of human romance as a Mills and Boone Novel. Read more
Published on 1 Aug 2011 by Toga
1.0 out of 5 stars A Poor World View
My immediate thoughts after reading this book were that the person behind has severely lost track of the world, and is very much detached from real people. Read more
Published on 1 Mar 2011 by discdeath
1.0 out of 5 stars A waste of time
This a very poorly written and badly researched piece of non-sense. The author is also known for making outlandish claims with no scientific or factual evidence to back them up. Read more
Published on 1 Mar 2011 by OS
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst piece of psychology ever
For a women who says that video games cause sexual violence and than to publish this audacity and doesn't get blamed should be fired and have her degree taken away. Read more
Published on 15 Feb 2011 by ateam7
1.0 out of 5 stars Biased sensationalist nonsense
In all honesty one of the worst texts ever to befoul paper.

A series of clichéd, ill-informed statements that belong more to the 60's than today's culture.
Published on 14 Feb 2011 by Hexnaut
1.0 out of 5 stars Insulting
It easy to see how taking this books advice could attract the wrong kind of attention I couldn't bring myself to take the advice offered. I realy wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Published on 13 Feb 2011 by LightKeira
1.0 out of 5 stars If I could have given 0 Stars, I would have
Quite simply, the worst book i have come across so far in my life. Terrible author, dire book. Enough said/typed.
Published on 12 Feb 2011 by Optimal Dwarf
1.0 out of 5 stars All ethics aside
In an ever faster moving world, where young women striving for success, can have a hard time getting a foothold, a book such as this concerns me. Read more
Published on 12 Feb 2011 by Andy
1.0 out of 5 stars What has happened to our society???
This type of book shows exactly what is wrong in our society. I have heard about the views projected by Ms Lieberman on other subjects i.e. Read more
Published on 11 Feb 2011 by Bainsy
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