Of all the relationship/dating books I’ve read, this is by far one of my favorites. It ranks right up there with He’s Just Not That Into You. Written in a no-holds barred, forthright style that is both humorous and insightful, the two cowriters Evan Katz and Linda Holmes examine Not the normal parameters of How to Catch a Man, but actually what we are doing wrong in every relationship we encounter and why there is truly an opposite view on relationships from both sides of the gender divide. It’s a short yet thought provoking and hilarious read, you can finish it in one sitting. Evan writes from a guy’s point of view and Linda’s voice is the girl in all of us.
Each chapter is a look at the reasons you might still be single. From subjects like You are Knocking Yourself out of the Game, You are just not that Into Yourself, You are the Patron Saint of Lost Causes, You are a Bitch, You Fight Like a Girl, You are Missing the Signals For When to Get Out….and When to Stick Around, You are Boring Him in the Bedroom. Each chapter is broken down further into different sections that examine how we sabotage ourselves and our relationships in each of these scenarios.
The book doesn’t take the tone of I’m So Good at this Relationship Thing and You Suck! that alot of chick lit books engage in but proves that we are all just trying to make sense of this thing called love. It really does examine deeply the issues that single people face in the dating realm, the unrealistic expectations we have of each other and how we allow past relationships to color our views on the new one. It shows each of us what we are doing wrong in the dating arena using the theory that when you do know what’s wrong, then you can fix it.
I highly recommend this book to all the ladies out there who dig this kind of literature. As Evan said, “The moral of the story is that both men and women are flawed and broken, but you can’t change men or get them to read self-help books”.
The book comes out in mass publication on May 30. Enjoy!