No nonsense dating book

Freedman and Bamouin speak to the reader like a friend who isn't afraid to tell you what's on her mind.

They back up their arguments by citing study after study and take the technical talk out of the discussion so as to make a more easily digested point.

This is the first "diet" book I've ever read that has made me laugh out loud numerous times.

That being said, since no one warned me, I'll let you in on a secret - the book will gross you out.

In the same vein as Fast Food Nation, there are graphic descriptions of factory farming and unsanitary dairy farm practices.

It was easy for me to put down Fast Food Nation but this book is so funny, I had to keep going. In fact, as soon as I got halfway through Chapter 4, "The Dead, Rotting Decomposing Flesh Diet", I had to call and change my dinner plans because I decided to go vegan on the spot.

If you want to meet and date more people, then dating apps are a great “arrow in your quiver,” says former Cosmopolitan editor in chief Joanna Coles. ’” Now the chief content officer at Hearst (the publisher of Cosmo), Coles is the author of a new book, “Love Rules: How to Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World.” She told Recode’s Kara Swisher that her research for the book turned up story after story of prolonged digital flirtations that ended after one in-person meeting.

But after the introduction, you need to do the rest of the work. “One of the things I heard repeatedly from men and women is that you would meet this person that you’d had this flirty [text] exchange with, that you thought you knew,” Coles said.

Veronica Walsh is a cognitive behavioural therapist who has specialised in this and she’s also the most no-nonsense Irish woman you could ever hope to encounter.

Read the extract below to see if my strategies gave a good outcome.

Several perpetually single friends have had their expectations warped by Hollywood depictions. But they’ve been duped into waiting for a man or woman who comes complete with a Tom Hanks voice-over to narrate their happy ending, or someone with perfect skin and caramel limbs who even looks good by harsh daylight. On top of this, films typically end at the beginning of a relationship with the implied summary of the next forty-plus years as ‘happily ever after” when, in real life, that’s when the hard graft starts.

Unlike standard diet books, it actually makes the reader laugh out loud with its truthful, smart-mouthed revelations.

Behind all the attitude, however, there's solid guidance.

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