Ellen Rakieten & Anne Coyle
Villard, 2010 (2010)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
, Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle give their amusing take on '
311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won't Be Dating or Having Sex
'. The authors tell readers, '
We interviewed hundreds of smart, funny, normal women and asked them for their lists of Undateables, the things that turned a guy from a MAYBE into a NO WAY.
ow they share their '
brutally honest collection of the things men do to turn women off
' in three sections -
What Not to Wear
What Not to Say
What Not to Do
- each issue rated with an icon indicating seriousness of the offense (from
Kiss of Death
). They offer their book '
For any guy who's ever wondered "What did I do?" here's what you did ...
' but also include a
icon with advice on how to right a fixable wrong.
hough the book is supposedly aimed at men, I'm sure women will read it too, and have their own opinions of the faux pas which are well illustrated - mainly with color photos - between its covers. I have to agree with the turn-off of
Bad Facial Hair
, body piercings,
Own a Reptile
, but personally have no problem with
Jeans While Skiing
, tube socks, owning a cat, or
Dungeons & Dragons
will make both men and women laugh or wince, or even do both at once. Enjoy leafing through it - just don't take its contents too seriously.
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