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Smitten: The Way of the Brilliant Flirt
     

Smitten: The Way of the Brilliant Flirt

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by Ariel Kiley, Simone Kornfeld
 

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Finally, an empowering dating guide for every woman who wants to have fun, express her opinions, and keep it real. No cheap tricks, no behavior changes, no nonsense. In Smitten, Ariel Kiley and Simone Kornfeld show women how to let their unique selves shine so they can become blissfully enlightened man-magnets. With tips on how to perfect the look of a flirt

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Finally, an empowering dating guide for every woman who wants to have fun, express her opinions, and keep it real. No cheap tricks, no behavior changes, no nonsense. In Smitten, Ariel Kiley and Simone Kornfeld show women how to let their unique selves shine so they can become blissfully enlightened man-magnets. With tips on how to perfect the look of a flirt, build confidence, and let your true self emerge, Smitten teaches that being exactly who you are will get you what you want—whether it's a smile across the room, a first date, or long-term love. Soon enough, women everywhere will be turning heads and causing men to become completely, absolutely, entirely, downright smitten.

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Publishers Weekly
Kiley and Kornfeld have lost their way. The duo begin by relating their failed undergraduate romances before explaining how 9/11 sent them on individual, yet intertwined, spiritual quests. But then they wanted to have fun again, so they got back into the dating life while committing to do whatever “felt truest.” From there, Kiley, a yoga teacher, and Kornfeld, a psychotherapist, guide readers through a flowery blend of self-help and dating advice. The first section deals primarily with the former, while the second outlines “8 Earth-Shattering Flirtation Techniques.” Like the unrelentingly purple prose (“You needn’t be born of sea foam or prompt flowers to bloom at your feet as you stroll toward Cyprus to successfully embody this entrancing technique”), these tips are often manically over-the-top. Technique #2 recommends being enthusiastic; as an example, they offer their fruits de mer–loving friend’s take on an oyster-eating date: “With my eyes closed, my shoulders did a little shake, and my hands and fingers shimmied up my body, over my head, and back down to finally rest on the table.” Hopeless romantics trying to find their ideal dating selves might do better to visit Kiley and Kornfeld in their professional capacities. Agent: Brianne Johnson and Michele Rubin, Writers House. (June)
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"The book's focus on authenticity brings a refreshing dynamic to the genre."
-BookPage

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452116754
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
06/11/2013
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.72(d)

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Meet the Author

Ariel Kiley is an actor turned yoga teacher. She lives in New York.

Simone Kornfeld lives in New York City and works full-time as a psychotherapist.

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Smitten: The Way of the Brilliant Flirt 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious that two obvious lesbians would try to write a book about how to pick up men. The book is so badly written one thinks it was done intentionally so - it rivals Tyra Banks magnum opus Modelland with the way it mangles the english language and its suggestions are laughable.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book literally changed my life. I didn't realize that how much I compromise myself when dating, how much I'm trying to please the guy, and I'm subtly editing myself, until this reading Smitten. This book showed that it's possible to really actually be more me and it makes me more attractive. And it works! The writing is so colorful and evocative, and the authors are really funny. After reading it I was super excited to go out and ask quirky questions, show my intelligence, and even say smutty stuff in front of guys. And they are right, it only makes me more attractive. When I'm free ilke this guys suddenly ask for my number or say they want to see me again. Who knew? And why didn't anyone write this sooner?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The very few positive reviews that you may read concerning this waste of paper are written by one or both of the authors family members and or friends (case in point - a hilariously over the top positive review on Amazon came from one Olivia Anderson - who is the adopted sister of Simone Kornfeld) - do not waste your time with this piece of garbage - its so badly written and filled with such bad advice (which is strangely demeaning towards women.....) that it isn't even an amusing read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG this book is an amazing combination of genius and hilarious! I especially related to the parts about rewiring yourself to attract kinder, more mature, more awesome men. Fave quotes: “The basis of the Smitten philosophy is, in fact, so firm, so reliable, and so unyielding that it has been deemed a law—the Law of Relationship. This pivotal law states: Every external relationship is based on the individual’s relationship to herself.” P. 23 Duh… if I’m treating myself like s**t, how am I gonna find a guy to treat me well? “The idea is to get clear on whether the guys you are drawn to help you live more fully, freely, and happily. If they don’t, it doesn’t mean they crawled up from the dungeons of hell and are awful, bastard people. It just means you have another opportunity to discern what it is about you that is drawing in such incompatible partners.” P. 43 So funny. And so true. One more… “Having the pluck to stand by what you believe is super-friggin’ sexy. It shows courage, confidence, and strength of character. What are you gonna do, cram yourself into a nice little box of yes’s just so he’ll like you? No way, man, free expression is the name of this game. He’s gonna like you because you’re ballsy and free, not because you’re a gutless yellow belly.” P. 123 AMEN!
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