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The Machiavellian's Guide to Womanizing [Hardcover]

Nick Casanova
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April 1999
A look at the devious means men use to seduce women.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Book Sales (April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785810749
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785810742
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 14.6 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 614,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars not bad at all 29 Dec 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
i wasnt sure what to expect in this book, so many of this genre contain material that is blindingly obvious or totally cliched. However this does contain a few gems in terms of approaches, lines etc, which made it worth the purchase price.

Therefore i would give it the thumbs up.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, humorous, but you cant take it serious 20 Aug 2004
By ServantofGod - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I assure you I have a lot of fun reading this book. It's so humorous, and even sacrastic. However, the objective of it seems to help you get laid and thus full of short term tactics, with no long term strategies at all to win a lady's heart. Not much had been said on the manipulation of emotions like jealousy, gratitude and admiration, which had been stressed both in the beginning and ending of the book. Furthermore, there's very weak association of Machiavelli's teachings with those of the author.

In case you just want a leisure read, it's more than okay. If you wanna find a book that can help you to win somebody's love, go somewhere else.

p.s. Below please find a copy and paste of some points on pg 112/3 of the topic "answers to common excuses". I think they are quite representative of the book's general style.

F: I dont know you.
M: I dont know you very well, either. Do I let it bother me?
F: I'm having my period.
M: That's great! This is the one time of the month you dont need any protection.
F: I'm not in the mood.
M; Let me lick you for two minutes, then tell me you're not in the mood.
F: You're not just not my type.
M: Close your eyes and pretend it's someone else.
F: But it's our first date.
M: Dont think of it as our first date. Think of it as our last date.
F: We have such a beautiful friendship, I dont want to ruin it this way.
M: Are you kidding? This will make it deeper and more meaningful!
F: But I have a boyfriend.
M; Dont worry. I wasnt planning on telling him.
And the author even added, "There is almost no insurmountable excuse for withholding the booty."
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate guide for Dogs 19 Oct 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Nick Casanova's masterpiece on womanizing is perhaps the most witty and funiest book I have ever read. It reveals all the secrets men wish they had since they were young teenagers. For those who don't want to be a womanizer it is still good reading, it lets you into the mind of a woman and shows you what she wants and how you can get it sincerely. For women it is also a must read so that they can be ready to fight off all of those insincere womanizers out there.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Handbook for the Hound in All of Us 18 Mar 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Brash and hilarious - "Casanova" pulls no punches. "Post-Coital Manners can be separated into 2 categories - if you want to see her again, and if you don't. If you don't just do what you normally do..."For veteran womanizers, a handbook that codifies what we've known all along. For newcomers, a lifeline to the world of uncommited nookie
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest Book Ever 7 Jan 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is one of the few books that ever made me laugh out loud in the privacy of my own room, mostly because the stuff he says is so true. I've actually tried a couple of the tactics Casanova suggests, including, strangely, being perfectly still before making a pass, and both worked. I plan to try more, although a good half of the suggested ploys I don't think I could pull off. But even if you don't plan to try any, it's worth reading just for the laughs. I've given three copies to friends and they had the same reaction. But don't let any girl you plan to make a move on see it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Niccolo Machiavelli would be proud of this book 15 Aug 2010
By Norm - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Picked up a copy of this book back in 1995 and was instantly impressed. Mid-town apartment dwelling New Yorker Nick Casanova (most probably a pen name) followed closely the formula that his mentor Niccolo Machiavelli advocated in "The Prince," divide, conquer and rule as applied to the game of adult male-female relations.

Machiavelli's "The Prince" explains how to retain power so that the hereditary prince must carefully maintain the socio-political institutions to which the people are accustomed and where a new prince has the more difficult task in ruling, since he must first stabilize his new-found power in order to build an enduring political structure. It's required that the prince be a public figure above reproach, whilst privately acting amorally to achieve State goals. The Prince does not dismiss morality, instead, it politically defines "Morality" -- as in the criteria for acceptable cruel action -- it must be decisive: swift, effective, and short-lived. Machiavelli is aware of the irony of good results coming from evil actions. The Prince is a manual to acquiring and keeping political power. In contrast with Plato and Aristotle, a Classical ideal society is not the aim of the prince's will to power. As a political scientist, Machiavelli emphasizes necessary, methodical exercise of brute force punishment-and-reward (patronage, clientelism, et cetera) to preserve the status quo.

Nick Casanova writes of having readers presenting themselves as positive confident impeccable and forceful men to perspective dates and then unceremoniously dumping under false pretenses these women once the readers' sexual appetites have been satiated. The book is written in a "tongue in cheek" manner so one cannot tell if Mr. Casanova has actually used all the techniques that he advocates in the book. Clearly this book was inspired by the Reagan Devolution's era of deregulation and the hypocritical elite's break-down of social decorum while Reagan publicly claimed "Family Values" for the unwashed and ignorant masses.

Nick Casanova is not a misogynist, though one could reach that conclusion if one took Mr. Casanova's writing literally. It is a light and fast read and truly enjoyable for any male that has done battle of the sexes (i.e. most males).
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