As some of you know I write for several different on-line magazines. I also have a Love, Relationships and Sex column on Examiner.com. I have the great fortune of being asked to write reviews of books coming out on these topics quite often. This is one part of the job I absolutely love! I’ve always been a bookworm and I adore seeing those packages arrive in the mail.
In June I got an announcement that a new book was coming out and the publicist was asking me to review it. It was called The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags: Relationship Warning Signs You Totally Spotted…But Chose to Ignore. I laughed so hard when I was reading it, I called several of my friends just to read them excerpts. I instantly loved the authors and the book!
Here is a copy of the review I wrote:
It’s relationship book review time again! I love when I get asked to read and review relationship books. Most of them are filled with wonderful prose on how to keep the relationship healthy, wealthy and wise. That is all really great stuff and I love to praise those that help you come along the path of love enlightenment.
Every once in a while the publicists at FSB Associates send me a book that allows me to take off the love spell mask and dive face first (no pun intended; well maybe a little) into the quagmire that is love, dating, sex and marriage. Sometimes an expose of the truth is just what you need to find real love, or at the very least keep you from being annoyed by those pretending to give it.
The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags may very well become the dating girls handbook. If you are in the sometimes seemingly black hole that is dating you may very well want to buy a copy of this book and keep it in your purse for reference before, during and after a date. Here are a few excerpts to explain my point.
He Treats You Like A Slut
Red-Flag Rule #4: If he’s hinting at not just a goodnight kiss, but a till-the-morning romp ten minutes into your first date, we guarantee he’s looking for a bedmate, not a soul mate.
He Acts Like A Child
Red-Flag Rule #10: If a guy can’t hear the word “vagina” without giggling, he should not be permitted to touch yours.
He’s Pushy With His Poker
Red-Flag Rule #21: A guy should never say “It’s all in your head” when you tell him that you need to stop during sex because it hurts.
He Has the Worst Personality
Red-Flag Rule #45: If a guy tells you he respects you too much to date you, heed his warning. He knows himself better than you do.
The book was written by Natasha Burton, Julie Fishman, and Meagan McCrary, 3 friends who founded www.BigRedFlags.com, a place for women to go to warn and be warned about the perils of dating and falling in love with the wrong guy. The book is hilarious and “slap your forehead because the lightbulb just came on” funny. Big thumbs up from me! Run out and get a copy of the book before you say yes, or no, to your next date ladies!!
Naturally I couldn’t stop with just the review. So, I contacted the authors and with their help and permission I turned this into a Real Women/Real Sexy episode with reenactments of some of the best moments in the book.
I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to check out their website: www.bigredflags.com