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The Surrendered Single: A Practical Guide to Attracting and Marrying the Man Who's Right for You

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

This book works

I have never had a problem getting dates...it was keeping the guys I liked around that was my issue. I read this book, and began to practice the techniques mentioned and I was astounded! IT WORKED. I have always been a controller...and the moment I let go of the cont...
I have never had a problem getting dates...it was keeping the guys I liked around that was my issue. I read this book, and began to practice the techniques mentioned and I was astounded! IT WORKED. I have always been a controller...and the moment I let go of the control (which terrified me) my dating experience has dramatically changed. Now, I feel more feminine, as my dates are so much more attentive. GET THIS BOOK

posted by Anonymous on November 6, 2002

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Never surrender!

This book might more aptly have been subtitled 'A Practical Guide to Becoming a Doormat.' Author Laura Doyle appears to be on a quest to oppose the most basic principles of feminism and common sense: that women are human beings, that they have as much right to assert th...
This book might more aptly have been subtitled 'A Practical Guide to Becoming a Doormat.' Author Laura Doyle appears to be on a quest to oppose the most basic principles of feminism and common sense: that women are human beings, that they have as much right to assert themselves as men, that a meaningful romantic relationship can only exist between equals. Doyle writes that 'control and intimacy are opposites,' but then she goes on to encourage women to allow themselves to be controlled by men in the name of intimacy. Doyle tells us that passiveness, femininity, and sycophancy are the proper means by which a woman gets her wish, and that what she should properly wish for is a man. If a woman surrenders to this atavistic recipe, she is setting herself up for an abusive and dysfunctional relationship; if a nation of women surrender to it, then we are headed for the Dark Ages.

posted by Anonymous on April 30, 2002

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2004

    Pass on this one ...

    I bought this with several similar-topic books, and this was the worst of the bunch. I don't think I'll even finish reading it. I did like the writing style, but I found it more of the 'be carefree, don't ask your man' drivel. For instance, the author recommends not bringing up the topic of children until you are engaged. Come on.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2002

    Never surrender!

    This book might more aptly have been subtitled 'A Practical Guide to Becoming a Doormat.' Author Laura Doyle appears to be on a quest to oppose the most basic principles of feminism and common sense: that women are human beings, that they have as much right to assert themselves as men, that a meaningful romantic relationship can only exist between equals. Doyle writes that 'control and intimacy are opposites,' but then she goes on to encourage women to allow themselves to be controlled by men in the name of intimacy. Doyle tells us that passiveness, femininity, and sycophancy are the proper means by which a woman gets her wish, and that what she should properly wish for is a man. If a woman surrenders to this atavistic recipe, she is setting herself up for an abusive and dysfunctional relationship; if a nation of women surrender to it, then we are headed for the Dark Ages.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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