Barbara De Angelis, PhD, internationally recognized as one of the foremost experts on human relations and personal growth, is the author of the #1 New York Times blockbusters Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know and Are You the One for Me? Her other bestsellers include Secrets About Life Every Woman Should Know, The Real Rules, Ask Barbara, Real Moments(R), Real Moments(R) for Lovers, and How to Make Love All the Time. She's also a co-author of Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul. Through her books and award-winning television program and seminars, she has guided millions of people worldwide toward greater personal fulfillment in their relationships and in life.
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.)