Men Like Women Who Like Themselves: And Other Secrets That the Smartest Women Know

Men Like Women Who Like Themselves: And Other Secrets That the Smartest Women Know

by Steven A. Carter, Julia Sokol
     
 

In "Men Like Women Who Like Themselves," relationship experts Steven Carter and Julia Sokol move beyond the recent trend in self-help books to polarize the sexes and emphasize the differences between men and women. Instead, they team up to provide the kind of supportive advice that brings couples together, keeps them communicating, and celebrates each partner's… See more details below

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In "Men Like Women Who Like Themselves," relationship experts Steven Carter and Julia Sokol move beyond the recent trend in self-help books to polarize the sexes and emphasize the differences between men and women. Instead, they team up to provide the kind of supportive advice that brings couples together, keeps them communicating, and celebrates each partner's individuality without sending either one off into a separate corner. With the wit and candor that marked their bestseller "What Smart Women Know," they offer practical suggestions for women everywhere, whether they're already in a committed relationship or still looking for the right guy.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Self-help authors Carter and Sokol (What Smart Women Know) provide a handbook for the average woman, revealing secrets the "Smartest Women" know about meeting, dating and, if they can absorb enough Smart-isms, mating. The authors have basically strung together a series of bullet points that hop unnervingly from topic to topic, and they turn the stuff of human emotions into silly and irritating clichs. Thus, the fact that men are plagued by many of the same insecurities as women, and often have difficulty expressing feelings of vulnerability, becomes: "Just because he looks like he has everything wired doesn't mean he won't get strung up." Sound advice on how to recognize a potentially abusive man, when to seek counseling and when and how much to talk about past relationships with a new partner is submerged in a sea of bad puns and thematically unrelated case histories. If the authors' aim was to be lighthearted, their end result is an insultingly reductive look at the infinitely complex, often difficult and sometimes wonderful ways people come together. Author tour. (July)
Library Journal
In their latest book, best-selling authors, "relationship experts," and lecturers Carter and Sokol counsel women seeking success in male-female relationships. Writing in the humorous, easy-to-understand style of their earlier work, What Smart Women Know (Evans, 1990), the authors offer maxims ("If you think men and women are from different planets, you need a stronger telescope. If you think all men are the same, you need a stronger microscope"), illustrative anecdotes, and down-to-earth advice designed to promote self-esteem. Common myths are exposed (e.g., "Myth: A couple who is in love shares everything. Fact: Real love means being able to say `I respect your separateness' ") and directives for effective communication given. Given the authors' past popularity, this work is recommended for most popular self-help collections in public libraries.Lucille M. Boone, San Jose P.L., Cal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385315135
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/1996
Pages:
259
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.95(d)

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