The subtitle "Proven ways to become a people magnet" might have been a better choice of title for this, and certainly one less desperate. Author Leil Lowndes
Leil Lowndes is an American relationships coach and author of the inevitably successful How to make anyone fall in love with you
Claiming that the book is backed by sociological studies and that it contains confidential testimony from thousands of people attending her seminars, Lowndes attempts to assure us that this is serious stuff. However, a read through the contents list alone (63 chapters crammed into 300 or so pages with an intro!) will have you chuckling and smiling. In fact the contents list might give you all the tips you need: "What about turning a friend into a lover?2 or "Beauty is as beauty feels", and even "The making of a star: me!"
Given the hazy premise that fear, uncertainty and doubt are at the root of not being liked (Lowndes calls it the FUD factor) and with tips like sprinkling your conversation with "uh huh" when speaking to a woman, it is easy to dismiss this as superficial pap. However, Lowndes does have the gift of the gab, and combined with short sections, plenty of tips and soundbites, this is certainly a quick, easy read. It might even win you a few admirers--if that's what you really want. --Lorna V.
From the Back Cover
HOW TO ENTER A ROOM OF STRANGERS AND EMERGE WITH NEW FRIEND, AND POSSIBLY LOVE.
Making friends and finding love are learned skills like any other. In this book, Leil Lowndes reveals how to mingle and meet people, make them into friends and nourish special friendships to give them enduring value. She also uncovers 18 of Cupid's carefully guarded secrets for kindling romance – and making it last!
• Building annetwork and support system, friend by friend
• How to make confident conversation with anyone, anywhere
• Polishing your image to express who you really are
• Discovering what special qualities make you a people magnet
• Enjoying parties – even when the room is full of strangers
You don't have to travel far to find friends or love. You simply open your eyes, look around, and see each stranger as a friend or lover you haven't yet met!
LEIL LOWNDES is an internationally acclaimed relationships expert and is the author of 'How to Make Anyone Fall in Love With You' and'How to Talk to Anyone'. Her excellent and entertaining advice has made her self-help books popular all over the world.