This book is great. Not only is it very well written, I think it is one of the few books of it's kind in existence. Men are commonly left to initiate contact with women and make the first move in dating and relationships, but when you are shy this is far from easy. There are many books out there that give dating advice and tips on how to pick up women, but they are really not very useful to somebody who is extremely shy and nervous. There are many younger guys and older adult men who are so shy they find asking a woman out on a date isn't just difficult, it's so uncomfortable it can cause anxiety, not only ruining their chances to date the woman they are asking out, but also making them feel worse about themselves than they did before. The more bad experiences shy men have when trying to ask women out, the more discouraged they get, and this often makes them even more shy. This book targets shyness as one of the biggest obstacles preventing men from meeting and dating women. Rather than just telling the reader how they should act and dress and suggesting they go right out and try to ask women out, Chris starts first by attacking the problem of shyness directly with a well thought out step by step plan. The reader is told to start small and by following his guide, the reader hones simple skills that can't help but build confidence, calm nerves and erode shyness. Advice on how to act and what to say are useless if they don't attack the main problem of shyness. Each step the reader takes builds on the last until finally, he is no longer the same shy person he was when he first picked up the book.
The author says the book is semi-autobiographical, with advice borne out of real life experience, which adds credibility. Most of the scenarios in the book are ones that just about anybody can identify with no matter if you are shy or not, because it cites difficult real-life scenarios, e.g. such as how to interact with people at a party even if something embarrasing happened to you (like a drink being spilled on your shirt, etc.). This is a book that takes shyness more seriously than anything else I've read. Shy readers will feel they can relate. Even non-shy can benefit from this book. Lots of confident men may not suffer from shyness, but that doesn't mean their dating and relationships are satisfactory and fulfilling. Even these men could learn more than a thing or two from the social lessons in this book. Whoever you are grab a copy and dive in. You won't regret it.