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Fun and Frisky,
This review is from: Belle de Jour's Guide to Men (Hardcover)You've got to admit the concept is intriguing - a prostitute meets a lot of guys, and in a fairly privileged role, like a doctor or an undertaker. Presumably she sees them behaving in ways that I'm not likely to see, for instance. And it's a gender-specific thing, so it would be difficult for me to tease out in my own personal observations and use. So her views would be interesting to know, and indeed, so it proves.
What was more revelatory, at least for me who isn't familiar with her blog, was how witty she was. She struck me as someone it would be fairly fun to get pissed with. I was less convinced by her classification of women and their needs - none of her three major categories described me in any way - but then you're not buying this as serious dating advice, as evidenced by the wonderfully random Index and flowchart at the back. You're having a good laugh and picking up a few piquant observations along the way.
Recommendation: Would make a great Christmas present for a girly mate.
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Initial post: 11 Aug 2010 11:37:38 BDT
This is exactly how I find her, too! Although she admits she is not a girls-girl, I love her way of writing and her general attitude. I do agree with the point of how women need to feel self fulfilled to a certain point without using a partner as this means but then again that happens when you fall in love anyhow. Wholeheartedly in agreement that she would be a very fun person to have a few drinks and a laugh with; think of all the stories! I did get a bit bored with the sheer number of men 'types' she has covered whilst putting us women into only three categories, but hey I thought it was a good read and have recommended it to my friends as well (particularly those who can't seem to get by in life being single for more than a nanosecond). Best bit; reading the simple phrase in large font, "you're just as annoying as everybody else." What was yours?
In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2011 13:21:05 BDT
H. Callaghan says:
God, only just saw this eight months later! Sorry, didn't mean to be rude!
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