Barbara De Angelis Ph.D. is one of the world's most eminent relationship and personal growth psychologists. Active for over 25 years, Barbara was one of the first voices to advocate self-help in the 1980s and was among the first nationally-recognised motivational teachers on television. Her messages about love, happiness and the search for meaning in our lives have reached millions across the globe. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.
Inside every dominating male is a rebellious little boy seeking to prove his autonomy from Mommy. To help women handle this emotionally armored creature, De Angelis ( How to Make Love All the Time ) offers savvy if familiar advice: Don't mother him; don't ``fall in love with a man's potential''; don't act like a little girl in order to get your way, etc. However, many of the ``secrets'' about men that she proffers either are hardly arcane (``Men feel emotionally rejected when you reject their sexual advances'') or seem debatable. This self-styled ``instruction manual about men'' is stuffed with exercises, quizzes, lists (``Men's Top Twenty Sexual Turn-Offs''), problems/solutions, tips, maxims and anecdotes. The book's brisk, practical approach promises more than it delivers. (Feb.)
Readers' praise for Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know:
"I read this book many years ago and having just celebrated my 30th wedding anniversary feel I am in a position to confirm how brilliant this book is. It completely changed my preconceptions that I wasn't even aware of... Barbara encouraged me to chuck `em out and enjoy life and enjoy my husband!" Gigi
"One of the few books I've read which is worth its weight in gold." Anon
"Loved it. My bible." Shurooq
"Excellent... Highly recommended if you want to have a better understanding of men." Marwa Ayad
"Barbara talks to women as adults, which makes a refreshing change from a lot of relationship books." Anon