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The key to enjoying the single life is to lead a full and rewarding existence. For dating to be successful, single women must first acquire the most attractive quality--a fun, happy, and productive life. From setting goals, nurturing friendships, and being kind to oneself, Jennifer Bawden provides both practical and inspirational guidance for women who desire a whole new o The key to enjoying the single life is to lead a full and rewarding existence.
From setting goals, nurturing friendships, and being kind to oneself, Jennifer Bawden provides both practical and inspirational guidance for women who desire a whole new outlook on their singlehood. Once they have gained esteem and support, readers are ready to apply Bawden's frontline tactics for meeting men. From the first approach in a crowded room and strategies for "the call back" to handy icebreakers for the first date, Bawden shows how to proactively pursue a variety of interesting prospects.
Get a Life, Then Get a Man inspires women to take back their dating destinies--to get confident in their actions and smart about their choices. In the process, they'll discover that being single can truly be fun, free, and satisfying. Get A Get a life then get a man. Paperbacks.
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Get a life, then get a man
I totally disagree with the 1 star reviewer. Because this book was so empowering to me when I read it, I had to respond to the review. I can tell you first hand that I am one of the women who feels much stronger because of this book. The book says the opposi I totally disagree with the 1 star reviewer. And how insulting to incinuate the book encourages women to find a rich man. Her book is obviously written for professionals. Nov 14, Khalia rated it it was amazing Shelves: bibliophageamorousfeminismglobal-issuesquick-readpleasure.
Even if you don't acquire a romance, this book provides tools for growth and vibrant living. No one has to live desolately in our era. Protect your rights and the rights of other women by living your truth.
Everyone will benefit!! Create a life you love now and then it will be easier to find a great relationship. First of all, Jennifer Bawden is single. I was shocked to see that she spends the first part of this book promising her readers that if they just follow her 'formula' they will find a great guy.
Right there, she completely discredits herself.
Her original assertion was that she helps women become strong and independent and wise enough to know a man is not the key to happiness. But then she proves that she's not empowering women to get a life, she's teaching them how to get a life with the end goal being to get a man. The message is the same as many relationship books I've read, setting readers up to believe that a relationship will solve all of their problems and magically create happiness in their lives. Another major problem I had with this book was that Bawden constantly contradicts herself.
For example, she states that women should earn their own success and not wait for some man to come along and take care of them. I was totally with her there. But then she states how her friends have used her formula to end up with "CEOs, doctors, investment bankers, even real-life princes!
Nowhere in her examples does she mention true love, shared values or anything else of real ificance. So her formula basically will help you find your sugar daddy. So much for being an independent, strong and successful woman!
The last and final issue I had with Bawden's book when I finally decided it was a waste of time to continue was that the advice she gives is so vague and general that I can't imagine it actually helping anyone. Get rid of your clutter!
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Get organized! This seemed like incredibly lazy writing to me and it's apparent from all of the typos that their was some lazy editing going on as well. In short, Bawden's book was disappointing. She claims she helps woman become strong and independent but all she did in this book was advertise how she buys into the collective cultural assumptions about 'getting a man.
OMG I love this book. I learned so many things. I was desperate to find someone, but I realized I dont really like anyone. I am just lonely, and want to feel loved. My life is also kinda a mess. I am getting my life in order. I dont need a relationship yet. I am content, and still accomplishing my goals and dreams. I encourage girls to read this book, this could really help them understand.
Feb 26, Michelle Hoogterp rated it really liked it. Good information. What I found most interesting were the chapters about meeting men, how to overcome initial shyness or approach men.
I will probably buy this book and keep it handy for future reference. Jan 04, Andi rated it really liked it. Ambereen rated it really liked it Oct 14,