Will Marry for Food, Sex, and Laundry: How to Get Him - and How to Keep Him

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Forget romance. Forget true love. Forget soulmates. If a woman wants a man to marry her, she needs to give him what he needs. Grandmothers said it first-and they were right. Men get married for reasons as basic as this: Food. Sex. Laundry. In this book, women learn that getting a man to walk down the aisle is easier than they think-that is, if they're willing to master the art of meatloaf. This controversial throwback of a marriage manual reveals the real reasons men marry-one meal, one tryst, and one football ...
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Overview

Forget romance. Forget true love. Forget soulmates. If a woman wants a man to marry her, she needs to give him what he needs. Grandmothers said it first-and they were right. Men get married for reasons as basic as this: Food. Sex. Laundry. In this book, women learn that getting a man to walk down the aisle is easier than they think-that is, if they're willing to master the art of meatloaf. This controversial throwback of a marriage manual reveals the real reasons men marry-one meal, one tryst, and one football game at a time!
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Though 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598697902
  • Publisher: F & W Media Inc
  • Publication date: 3/18/2009
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Oaks (Richmond, CA) is a California transplant from England, who swore he’d remain single for life. But now this former racecar driver turned writer is a bachelor turned husband, and is letting the women out there know the secrets behind making a man commit. He’s been happily married now for ten years to his American wife, Julie.

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