Monday, March 28, 2005

Women....Baaah !!

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationships

Mars and Venus in the Bedroom : A Guide to Lasting Romance and Passion

Mars and Venus Together Forever: Relationship Skills for Lasting Love

Mars and Venus on a Date: A Guide for Navigating the 5 Stages
of Dating to Create a Loving and Lasting Relationship

Mars and Venus Starting Over: A Practical Guide for Finding Love Again After a Painful Breakup, Divorce, or the Loss of a Loved One

Men, Women and Relationships : Making Peace with the Opposite Sex

pssst: A little birdie tells me that between these 6 titles, an obscene no: of millions of copies have been sold so far. Of course, the author is male, the agent in concern is male, the publishers are all male and everyone of them is laughing all the way to their bank.

PSSST: Another birdie tells me that 83% of these books were bought by women....ROFLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL !! Women bahhhh !! Is there any hope at all for this species ? Why is it that they need help with every damn thing in their lives......

...and just when you thought that everything that had to be said on this subject had already been done so by that great gentleman John Gray, here come two other gentlemen Daniel Rosenberg and Richard Kirshenbaum (Trust guys to know that women are always sucker for anything new on this beaten-to-death topic) with their own sweet take on a field of interest which somehow seems to have not been covered as much in detail as women would have preferred....The title of this soon-to-be-bestseller goes something like

Closing the deal: From Single Miss to Wedded Bliss

In case you are wondering what exactly these two charlatans are upto then here's a hint - they will give you ten easy steps by which you can get your boyfriend to finally get down and make that elusive marriage proposal. Do I hear the feet of women barging towards the nearest store to pre-order their copy ? ;-)

(An afterthought: I've always felt that guys take a long time to decide whether they want to go steady with a gal - in woman's parlance 'to be her boyfriend' - preferring to maintain a platonic relationship till they are sure but once the decision is made, then the next step towards marriage is relatively very quick....On the other hand, women love to jump into relationships and will not think twice before calling every Tom, Dick and Harry who shows even the slightest hint of interest in them as their boyfriend but to get them to commit to a future together is so painful that more often than not, its just not worth it. In that context, I am just wondering how relevant this latest book is... but w-t-h, most of these self-help books are crap neways !!)


Anonymous said...

hmm , this sounds like pyaar ka super hit formula .. well if the guy is any close to Milind Soman , I won't mind re doing my math again.. Will pick up the book and p.s have all the other mars and venus books too .... .


Man with no Name said...

A post against single women and relationships? Are U getting married? Engagement over that U're so confident of bashing them up???

Anonymous said...

All generalisations are false :)

Anonymous said...

Why is it that men never admit that they, TOO,need help? Being vulnerable doesn't have to be that bad,after all,vulnerabiltiy is the seed from wich changes occur.

Jupe said...

Will ya buy my book too ? Of course I intend to write sthg on these lines if I've failed in every other venture of mine...

No comments :-)

Anon1, urs ;-)

Of course we need help TOO...But we know better than to seek solutions from books that are written keeping the least common denominator in mind ;-)