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From Barnes & NobleThe Barnes & Noble Review
Laura Doyle's The Surrendered Wife raised both eyebrows and pulses in the feminist community, while also managing to endear her to a growing fan base. In this follow-up how-to on love, Doyle reaches out to give a helping hand to single women everywhere who want to get hitched.
In a nutshell, Doyle's notion of "surrendering" is based on the premise that the single woman should be soft in her offense and that she must play for keeps: "A Surrendered Single is: Open where she was guarded; optimistic where she was cynical; feminine where she was tough; gracious where she once fended for herself; and respectful where she used to feel superior." Doyle encourages "singletons" to be quick with a smile, flirt openly, ask men to ask them out, let the man pay for dinner, and be open to compliments. Doesn't sound so terrible.... Bottom line: If you are looking to get married to your very own prince but don't expect him to ride up to your front door on a big white horse, Laura Doyle has some worthwhile pointers for you. (Jennifer Forman)