Relationship expert Susan Page asks one of life's most puzzling questions: If I'm so wonderful, why am I still single? And she answers it in a fully revised and updated edition of her classic book first published 12 years ago. Full of Susan's own brand of relationship advice, and with a new foreword that specifically addresses love and dating in the new millennium, If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? helps singles sweep aside popular excuses for not finding a mate and identify the real reasons love may seem so hard to find.
Using revealing anecdotes, case studies, and quizzes, Susan reveals 10 essential steps to help you define your own plan of action and change your approach to dating and love forever:
Written with humor and true been-there-done-that experience, this thinking-person's guide to love will show that actively searching for a mate can be done without sabotaging the better aspects of love and romance. If you're genuinely interested in finding the perfect love, If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? is your map to happiness.
©2002 Susan Page (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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"Thorough and Thoughtful"
What I like about this book is that it doesn't take the negative "He's Just Not That Into You" approach and delves in deep to the real reasons why people have difficulty finding love. I also appreciate that it is for men and women, gay and straight. And it's not just a talking down to straight women about how they are too unrealistic about their expectations of men. It's a realistic approach to modern dating that goes into personal development as much as it covers dating others. I have honestly learned things about myself.
I am on my second listen and I hope to get some of the exercises down on paper soon (I listen in the car during a long commute). I have recommended this book to several people. I haven't given it 5 starts only because I have not had the chance to apply any of this knowledge, but I will update my review after some practice in the field.
The audio is decent and well paced. Sometimes Joyce's "man voice" makes me lol.
This was my first book on relationships and I found it to be surprisingly funny, easy to follow, easy to listen to and in some instances even easy to relate to. She establishes some "rules of the game" that range from common sense to absurdity (If you are unlucky enough to have been born with curly hair and are not willing to straighten it regularly... sorry! You might as well have signed a contract for maidenhood with the universe!).
My opinion: it is a good audiobook for all of us who find themselves without a loving partner (my husband died and now that I am ready to face the dating world again I find myself without any idea of what do to or how to go about doing it) but wanting to find one. Just be prepared to laugh at a few of just plain outrageous statements and just pick the advice that suits your personality. She does give good advice and good ideas! Overall I recommend this audiobook.
This book was one of those books that are mostly common sense but it just helps so much to see/hear it spelled out and in front of you. I liked the narrator so that helped me keep listening. I think my only complaint is that it seemed like it took FOREVER for the introduction to finally get to the "advice" part. I hate that about self-help books. I wish they'd just cut to it.
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