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Aaron N. Tubbs

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How to Attract Anyone, Anytime, Anyplace was a waste of time. Luckily it only took about an hour to read. I believe it was my first venture into the “self-help” section of the bookstore. I picked it up on a whim on Sunday while killing time at Barnes & Noble (waiting for two showings to finish), and it really didn’t impress me. The book was full of anecdotes intended to build confidence, but without really teaching anything. The next biggest chunk was self-promotion for Rabin’s seminars. The remainder was a few pages of content with some bullet lists of simple advice.

On the whole, the book had nothing to do with attracting anyone, anytime, anyplace, and instead was an abbreviated Flirting for Dummies. The title promises a lot more than the text delivers, and its contents were hardly worth the dime a page the book cost me. I should have known better with a book whose introduction suggested that social intercourse is vastly superior to sexual intercourse.

Again, I’ve not read this genre, but there was nothing contained within that’s not also covered by most fear of public speaking/how to be a good lecturer/how to succeed in business/sexual harassment/gender sensitivity classes. That said, I think there was little that couldn’t be classified as common sense, but then maybe sense isn’t common?

I’m feeling generous tonight, so we’re going to go with 3/10, but this book is not worth reading.