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Been There, Done That, Kept The Jewelry: Find True Love--Turn Your Tarnished Dating Past into a Brilliant Romantic Future [Paperback]

by Cooper Lawrence
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August 28, 2006 1593376359 978-1593376352 2
The Bachelor, The Proximity Guy, The Party Guy...they're all Mr. Wrong! But what women weary of the dating scene may not realize is that their dating history holds blueprint for their romantic future, including the path to Mr. Right! "Been There, Done That, Kept the Jewelry" is the ultimate guide for all readers ready to map out that path. With Dr. Lawrence at their side, readers take a no-nonsense look at their dating history, including the most common male archetypes they're sure to encounter on their way to finding true love. No matter how "dud"ly they turn out to be, women can certainly learn something from the duds they've dated. Whether these lessons qualify as pearls of wisdom or rhinestones in the rough, "Been There, Done That, Kept the Jewelry" is the book readers need to analyse their Mr. Wrongs, and create a foolproof plan for finding Mr. Right.


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Cooper Lawrence, Ph.D (New York, NY) is a psychologist, advisory board member and columnist for Cosmo-GIRL! magazine and host of her own nationally syndicated radio show, The Cooper Show. Lauching in Spring of 2006, The Cooper Show is an FM talk show for women on topics ranging from dating, relationships and family, to fashion and social issues and any other topic that concerns women aged 24 to 54.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Polka Dot Press; 2 edition (August 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593376359
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593376352
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #358,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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77 of 79 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Been there, read that. February 16, 2008
Format:Paperback
The author has paid little attention to factual accuracy or factually supported arguments, instead putting forth archaic theories long since disproven by the majority of the scientific community. This book does not do justice to her peers, many self-help books are excellent and can change people's lives (eg. Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying, etc.) - this is not one of them. Her shameful rhetoric is easy to see through. I would recommend this book to anyone who wishes to get angry over something, but doesn't know what.
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible Book As Usual September 21, 2008
Format:Paperback
This is one of the 5 worse books I have ever written, and the other 4 were written by Cooper Lawrence as well. This woman is a complete hack who has lost all credibility. Her advice is insipid and anyone who takes the advice in this book are going to be disappointed when things get worse instead of better. Cooper Lawrence needs to stick to what she knows, which is nothing. Please stop killing trees to print your horrible books Cooper. I shudder at the mass effect this book will have on the populace.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars *facepalm* June 23, 2009
Format:Paperback
Cooper, perhaps a change of profession is in order. You're obviously much better at shamelessly bashing a video game you have neither played nor sought out accurate information for on cable television than you are at writing a cohesive document for publication.

This book is drivel of the lowest kind from the lowest kind of person.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cooper Lawrence is NOT a psychologist October 27, 2009
By Joseph
Format:Paperback
As a licensed psychologist who worked hard for my credentials and take my professional endeavors and commitment to help others seriously, I find Cooper Lawrence deeply disturbing on many levels. The title "psychologist" is legally and ethically reserved for individuals with a doctoral degree and that have furthermore met the rigorous criteria of state licensing boards. Cooper Lawrence has neither of these credentials.

Cooper Lawrence and the various "respected" national media outlets that feature her and her unsubstantiated, sensationalistic, and often downright erroneous advice should be held accountable for this unprofessional, inappropriate, unethical, irresponsible, and in my opinion often dangerous behavior.

There are competent psychologists out there that are committed to helping (not exploiting others for personal aggrandizement and financial gain). Please don't let the reputation of these professionals be tarnished by "psychology experts" like Cooper Lawrence.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Insensitive and Damaging November 13, 2009
Format:Paperback
As a single mom who makes a living by running a pawn shop, I found this book deeply troubling. My ability to feed my kids depends on women who come into my shop and sell jewelry they no longer need. This book just makes it more difficult to get by, and I have resorted to food stamps, which was a better use of paper than this book.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How to Use Men February 2, 2011
Format:Paperback
Are you a golddigger? Are you only in relationships for money? Do you try to squeeze as much jewelry out of a man as you can? Then this book will tell you how to be a manipulative sociopath. Enjoy.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not your Mr Right, her Mr Right November 22, 2009
Format:Paperback
Lawrence's guide to finding the perfect man is her guide, not yours! She doesn't take into account that all the "losers" are just different men going through different life stages. There's always a reason as to why a man behaved the way he did (party animal, video game bum, etc...), and its not always bad. Everyone needs an escape and that may be why he's into video games or parties. She never takes this into consideration, and basically just tells women how to harvest men like they're cattle. Again, she may have used these steps to find her man (bless his poor soul), but everyone is different. Use your own experiences to make you own steps into finding someone who truly loves you. I can guarantee that when you become a gold-digger by reading and following this book, love will be forever out of your life.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst book ever February 2, 2011
Format:Paperback
It astonishes me that so many morons are on TV constantly yammering on about things they know nothing about. From psychology to pornography in video games, Ms. Lawrence knows nothing about anything yet she seems to be making the big bucks churning out crap that her publicist has managed to get on every morning show and entertainment news program.

If you want to read about psychology, pick up a book by Carl Jung. If you want to read about modern culture, pick up something by Chuck Klosterman.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars TOILET PAPER
Save your money, this is the BEST TOILET PAPER you will ever need. Written with the precision of a kindergardner with crayons.
Published 16 months ago by JJJ
1.0 out of 5 stars Wish I could give it zero stars
Complete waste of time and money. This woman should not be giving dating advice. If all women think like this, the human race is in trouble.
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Pretentious advice from a AMATEUR non psychologist.
Save your money and don't buy this whit less, mindless dribble.

This entire book was written by a brain dead author with no credentials or real insight that approaches... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Gargus
1.0 out of 5 stars It is my opinion that this book is worthless.
Without having actually read the book, it is my opinion that this book is worthless and not worth reading. It may possibly be a good door stop but that us about it.
Published on March 7, 2012 by A. Wong
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
Not worth your time. I regret spending time with this garbage. Don't make the same mistake I did. How I wish I didn't read this turd.
Published on February 8, 2012 by Disappointed reader
1.0 out of 5 stars This book is great... to use for toilet paper
Another boring book from Cooper Lawrence.

This book is better to use as toilet paper.

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Published on February 1, 2012 by Blee
5.0 out of 5 stars A TRUE TREASURE!!
This book is a "KEEPER!" This is by far one of the BEST books I have ever read regarding relationships! I wish I had read it SOONER! Read more
Published on January 29, 2012 by SUMMERTHYME
1.0 out of 5 stars Been there and back again.
Filthy and trashy. The idea of finding a random person for true love out of the sky doesn't happen, you have to work towards a relationship. Read more
Published on January 24, 2012 by John Shepard
1.0 out of 5 stars MASSively InEFFECTive
This book will turn a woman into a veritable gold digger the likes of which could be the subject of a Kanye song. If that is your desire, then buy the book. Read more
Published on November 26, 2011 by Parfitperson
1.0 out of 5 stars I's honestly rate it Zero
The title of the book is a complete truth. I have read this before in much better, more thought provoking books. Read more
Published on April 29, 2011 by bigheadrossman
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