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How to love a nice guy
Kuriansky, Judith.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Doubleday, [1990]

Physical Description:
xii, 239 pages ; 25 cm
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HQ801 .K87 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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HQ801 .K87 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Booklist Review

It should be just as easy to find a nice guy to love as a jerk, right? Though the experience of thousands of women screams "No," Kuriansky, the host of a cable TV advice show called "Money & Emotions," says "Yes! Yes! Yes!" The problem, as Kuriansky sees it, is that many career woman are still looking for someone successful or socially prominent. The answer may be a taxi cab driver. Although her point--that women today may need different kinds of fulfillment than they did in the past--is valid, she strings what could be a one-page essay into a very long book, filled with--what else?--anecdotes "based on real people." So we have the story about Linda who dumps her date, Sam, for sexy Henri (names have been changed, but perhaps you guessed that). It's a mistake: Henri takes a powder. Also filling space are a number of quizzes to help women determine what they really want out of life, as well as the 10-step program to finding love where you least expect it. Not surprisingly, this Literary Guild selection will be serialized in Cosmopolitan and New Woman. Plumbers and construction workers look out--the time of your time may be near. --Ilene Cooper

Library Journal Review

Kuriansky, author of Women Who Love Too Much and Smart Women/Foolish Choices, turns her attention to helping women who have reached top levels in their professions choose a mate. She argues that attraction between the sexes is composed of four elements: brain chemistry, early conditioning, cultural stereotypes, and family relationships. Checklists and exercises provide insight into how these components influence a woman's image of her ``ideal mate'' and how an understanding of these factors allows her to evaluate her own needs. Numerous case histories are used to show that successful, well-educated women can find happiness with men who are less ambitious, less successful, and have less money than themselves. Serialized in New Woman and Cosmopolitan . Literary Guild alternate and Doubleday Book Club selections.-- Jodith Janes, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.