My son plopped down this book in front of me and said "Does this stuff really work?" This is not the type of book I would normally curl up with on a Sunday evening after stoking the fire in the hearth to a comfortable level. But as I do love my 20 year old son (almost as much as I love to read), I figured that it was worth investigating.
The text is set in a conversational tone that is almost chummy at times. The author it seems seeks to teach without the pretense of authority and command. It is a fun read, and it is indeed instructional, but I came away with a feeling of "advice from a friend." Please keep in mind that I am a happily married man of 24 years, and I have no intention of "scamming on hotties" but I suppose that if I was twentysomething and raging with hormones I would seek anything that would help me gain release - get a lot of dates. All in all I found this a fun little book with plenty of instructions and illustrations. There were even a few quizzes in the back, and a complete set of printable (you get to do that part) flashcards in the back of the book.
I suppose I could go on about the state of our society that we need instruction manuals on how to speak to each other, but the bottom line is that yes, these techniques do work (I have used several of these - and many others not mentioned in this book - in the past). The premise of the book is pretty straightforward. Approach women casually and with confidence (the author covers how to do this in sufficient detail, but you will have to obviously practice this on your own), and shows ways to get a girl interested in what YOU have to say.
Then he illustrates how to read a girl's palm and get her fascinated with you. I liked that part. That was unique. It is a strange fact that women love mysticism (palm reading, astrology, esp) far more than men ever will. I can see this working as even my wife goes to get her palm read once every few months. I told her once I could save her (me really) the fifty bucks and do it myself. That didn't work so well. She didn't talk to me for a week.
Look, I have seen over the years books that show you how to get dates with women using handwriting analysis, hypnosis, "being a jerk" (love caveman style - when will men ever learn?), insulting women, astrology, card magic, pretending that you are a psychic, something called neurolinguistic brainwashing or something like that, and numerous other tricks and gadgets. Who knows what works? You walk up and say hello. Say something interesting. I think that is what I liked best about this book. It gives you a solid starting point, and makes you laugh along the way. The author structured the whole thing in a 30 day course format. Personally I read the book and enjoyed it - for what it was - and didn't bother practicing what I learned the first time reading through (my wife would kill me!)
So is it worth the twenty bucks? Well, I guess if you are young and single, and want a date (or "a lot of dates" as the author promises), then yes, but my advice is read this, and read everything you can. Try out all kinds of different techniques on different women. After all, if you want "a lot of dates," then you should keep practicing your skills. As for me I had fun, told my son to follow the instructions and report back to me how well they worked (not too much detail please), and I am going to read the latest Stephen King novel.