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The Manual

A True Bad Boy Explains How Men Think, Date, and Mate--and What Women Can Do to Come Out on Top

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How many times have you and your friends asked one another these questions without ever coming up with any good answers? Your girlfriends just tell you what you want to hear. At the end of the day, the only person who can give you insight into man problems is—that’s right—a man! But guys have hidden agendas. What guy would give up all his dating advantages by spilling the goods?

Steve Santagati would. A self-confessed serial dater and Bad Boy, Steve is telling all for the benefit of womankind. Every guy is at least part Bad Boy, and in The Manual, this prime specimen reveals what every woman needs to know to counter Bad Boy tactics, both amateur and professional. Steve is never condescending or callous, but honest, perceptive, and street-smart. His guidance is straightforward and his insights are dead-on, giving women tools they can immediately put to work.

Discover what you may not want to know but need to know about:

•The Heart of the Bad Boy (i.e., the nature of the beast)

•The Male Mind: how he sees you and how you can make this work to your advantage

•Guys on the Hunt: the male modus operandi, from the grocery store to Home Depot

•When Boy Meets Girl: how to handle dating, from flirting to “sext” messaging to learning his weaknesses

•Mating: so you’ve got him . . . should you keep him?

Why learn from a Bad Boy instead of, say, a psychologist? Because there’s no replacement for “in the field” experience. You’ll benefit from (and laugh at) stories of real things Steve has done in relationships with women as well as of women turning the tables on him when he least expected it. The book also includes a question-and-answer section, in which Steve explores some of the toughest dating issues.

To understand Steve is to understand the Bad Boy, and that will take you a long way in understanding all men. Find out how much more fun dating can be when you get the upper hand on Bad Boys . . .

for good.

From the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 30, 2007 – Santagati, a former model and admitted bad boy who has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The View, has expanded on his relationship advice enterprise,, to make this guidebook to dating and taming the wild male. Dissecting all aspects of the bad boy lifestyle, including lessons like "How Bad Boys Bring Out the Best in Women" and "Porn Explained," Santagati takes women through every step of the bad boy's process, from hunt to sex to relationship to "endgame." Despite some tough love ("The Myth of the Nice Guy") and blatant boorishness ("How to Clothe Your Chest"), Santagati doesn't grate or insult, coming off as no more than an experienced, confident man who loves women. Indeed, he's the guy "who you won't even know is trying to pick you up until you're leaving his apartment the next morning," and he provides brief lessons in spotting and avoiding the players and misogynists among the populace. Often direct, but never above goofy humor or cheesy sentiment, Santagi may not "reveal everything that you need to know to successfully date and have relationships with men," but his short, easy-to-digest chapters make a perfect way to browse away an afternoon, gain some perspective and try narrowing the age-old gap between the sexes.

Customer Reviews

This should be introduced into the elementary curriculum.

It should be required by law for young women, especially middle school girls, to deeply study and complete a thorough analysis on this book.

I want more Steve!

I couldn't put it down. The way Steve writes is so illuminating. I found myself laughing out loud and thinking its all so true! I wanted the book to be longer because I have never read a book as enjoyable as this one. It's social psychology at its best and told in a way that is pure entertainment. Steve needs to write another book!

Fun read

Easy , enjoyable read

The Manual
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Published: May 29, 2007
  • Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 304 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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