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Publishers WeeklyThough he doesn't have any credentials beyond a happy marriage of 10 years, Oaks gets a leg up in the crowded field of find-that-man self-help with a rare male voice and an endearing sense of self-loathing. Having been plucked from confirmed bachelorhood himself, Oaks has hit upon what it takes to get and keep a man finally and forever. The answer is in Oaks's title: all men want is food, sex and clean laundry. In extensive, self-deprecatory detail, Oaks explains exactly how simple men really are, and what women can best do to fulfill their basic (only) needs. While much of this advice amounts to cheap (though funny) chauvinism, Oaks offers some intelligent commentary and advice-though nothing that can't be found elsewhere. Depending on one's reaction to Oaks's snarky, self-reflexive veneer and admittedly "throwback" gender politics, readers should find this a friendly guide to getting out there with a gratifying less-is-more approach. Others might do well to find a similar book in a less glib register.
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