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Product Details

  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: TurnKey Press (January 15, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974676306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974676302
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #551,732 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review

"...the fantasy of all stocky, short, wimpy, balding insecure, shy, just-your-average-Joe kind of guys: Masini instists it can happen." -- Calgary Sun, by Melanie Risdon, February 3, 2004

"Date Out Of Your League" will inspire you. April inspired me to act on my hopes, dreams, goals, and ambitions. -- Lisa Ann Williamson, Staff Writer, STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

"Date Out of Your League" is perspicacious and a must read. It’s the real thing. -- Debbie Schlussel
Talk Show Host, Columnist, Political Commentator


April Masini, author of Date Out of Your League, is "The new millennium’s answer to Dear Abby." -- Steve Kasper, EVP of MillionaireMatch.com, 1/28/2004

It’s the fantasy of average-Joe kind of guys: Having an absolutely beautiful woman fall in love with you. -- Mel Risdon
The Calgary Sun


You are GORGEOUS and IMMENSELY qualified to write this book! The topic is universal, and fascinating -- Dennie Hughes, RelationTips,
Weekly Columnist, USA WEEKEND

From the Inside Flap

How did April Masini know she’d finally made it? She was attacked by Ms. Magazine.

It wasn’t her achievements, her brains, her beauty, her accomplishments in business, show business, and life— those things didn’t mark April Masini’s arrival in the ranks of American success, according to Ms. In fact, those things were a threat to Ms. and the feminist gang of ugly women who can’t succeed, and don’t just hate the men— but also, the women, like April—who do succeed.

I know, because that’s how I met April. In early 2001, Ms. attacked both April and myself for embracing the reality that men are men and women are women—that you can’t fight age-old human nature. But the little-read magazine has become largely irrelevant to today’s women. In fact, it—and the radical movement of bra-burners and haters it represents—is an obstacle to the success of women like April. And they resent that she’s overcome that obstacle. They resent, also, the truths that won’t go away, truths that April brings forth in this very perspicacious book: Men like good-looking women (like April). And they want to protect them. In short, men want to be the man in the relationship.

Unfortunately, Ms. and the movement it represents have one lasting legacy—they sent men into a world of dating confusion: To open the door or not to? To pay for the date or not to? To call or be called? The questions and problems created by the feminist movement—and its dangerous agenda of gender-role reversal—are endless. But here’s a reality check, encapsulated so well in April’s dating guide for life: Women want and need the strong men who like them and are willing to protect them. That must be why Ms. attacked April for helping produce "Baywatch." It was only the most watched television show around the world for 11 years. But feminists knew better. Attractive women and strong, muscular lifeguards who protect and save them—we can’t have that. Put the women in burqas and let them beat, dominate, and scare the men away.

The same issue of Ms. that attacked April Masini for her women are more successful than fat ones. It featured articles on lesbian fairy tales for kids and a transsexual scientist. A centerfold of an ugly woman in men’s underwear with thick tufts of underarm hair, Ingrid Rivera-Dessult, accompanied the article, "Call Me Woman." I’d call her many things, but "woman" isn’t one of them. Ads for "Bitch Magazine," "feminist ecovillages," and one that asks "Ever dream of owning a woman’s sex toy store?" No, that wasn’t my dream, but it must be for feminists who’ll need a lot of toys, since they’ll never have the genuine male article. You can see how April and her outlook on life are a strong threat to these strange characters.

The Ms./NOW/Steinem/Friedan agenda is a phony guide for men in how they should treat and interact with women. April Masini’s book is the real thing.

Most women don’t want sensitive, pseudo-gay, hen-pecked, metrosexuals who won’t hold open the door, pay for dates, and take charge. We don’t need or desire Mr. Moms. Yuck. Men, don’t listen to that feminist propaganda put forth by the ugly, overbearing chicks who can’t get a date. Take it from April. Whatever happened to the day when men took charge and knew how to court women? Ms. and the gang of other assorted feminists took it away. But April and "Date Out of Your League" are taking it back.

If you want to date women in combat boots, brush cuts, and WNBA clothing, then this book is not for you. But for everyone else—men and women, alike, April Masini’s "Date Out of Your League" is must reading.

By Debbie Schlussel Debbie Schlussel is a Detroit-based attorney, radio talk show host, columnist, and political commentator. She has made over 1,500 national media ppearances including regular appearances on everything from the FOX News channel to the Howard Stern Show.

Customer Reviews

The truth is, that it's not going to happen like that.
Izzy Stradlin
This book tells guys not necessarily what they want to hear, but what they need to hear if they want to do what the title suggests "Date Out Of Your League".
P. Spencer
The thing that this book really helped me with was confidence...I realized that with the right attitude, clothes, manners, etc.
I'veGotGame

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176 of 197 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 22, 2004
Format: Paperback
I'm not even going to elaborate on why almost every review below sound exactly like author April Masini's press releases, word for word. All I have to say is that if you're after a truly worthless piece of dating advice along the lines of what momma used to preach, then this one is a "gotta have". You'll learn that you need to keep your finger nails clean, lose weight if you're heavy, and keep your (expensive) car tidy because all women are after is appearance and money. Yes, by all means - if that's the kind of chick you want, it's a great book. If you want someone a little more substantial then either buy another book from an author who has something a little more meaningful to say, or save your money and join a local activity group to meet a nice gal.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Butch on October 30, 2006
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This is not worth your buy, the book can be read in an hour and is filled with common sense advice, showering, brushing your teeth, etc. This was written for a 13 year old who has absolutely no idea what a woman is or wants. Half the book is about having confidence, again simple common sense that your mother taught you when you were 5. The book was written by a woman who simply does not have the capacity to convey advice to men, it is like her way of telling the male species how stupid we are. My opinion is that the author compiled many different aspects on other confidence building, body language, dating books and put her spin on it. I suggest tyring to find other books that have more meaningful, real life advice. She actually suggests meeting women at Renaissance fairs, NOW, cooking equipment classes, etc. USELESS ADVICE!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Izzy Stradlin on February 26, 2007
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A lot of people think that if they read a book, then they will know how to seduce any woman. The truth is, that it's not going to happen like that. These books on picking up women have some interesting concepts, and they do offer some good advice, but the reader needs to be aware that these books written by PUAs are simply a sales pitch to a $1250 seminar, that is a sales pitch to a $4500 seminar, and that leads to personal tutoring, and Thousands of more dollars. I have know two people who have gotten duped by this. And these two guys are getting laid less than when they first getting into this and just trying and failing.

I would highly recommend three books that will give you all the information you need to speak to a woman and carry yourself in a way that might attract her.

1) Art of Seduction by Robert Greene: A historical account of some of the great seducers, and what made them effective.

2) Irresistible Attraction: by Kevin Hogan and Mary Lee Labay: This book scientifically evaluates what Charisma is and how to develop it.

3) God is a woman: by Ian Coburn: (My Favorite) This book is very well written by a man who evaluates the train-wrecks he had dating, then dissects what went wrong and how he improved on the next woman. He actually walks the reader through every step and teaches as he entertains.

*** And by the way: None of the above three books is a sales pitch for a useless seminar.
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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A. Page on January 26, 2006
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This book is well written by a woman who would know a lot about advances and pick ups. However, her book really only scratches the surface of learning to date out of your league. Yes she tells you how to dress, yes she tells you how to eat properly, and yes she even tells you how to be a VIP (All very interesting and good tips by the way) But what made this book unhelpful was the lack of content. You cannot only tell a man to dress well and act wealthy but you must give him content! tell him what to say! tell him what to do! tell him what won't work! The Author goes in depth into each sign of interest a woman can show, but if a man cannot even be interesting in conversation why would a woman ever show interest? If your looking for a book to tell you how to dress like Sean Connery and become a VIP at your local restuarant then buy this book. But if your looking for a book that will teach you how to talk to woman, tell funny stories, and get them interested in you I recommend you look elsewhere.
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19 of 27 people found the following review helpful By J. Orboeck on December 22, 2005
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This book seems to be written by a woman frustrated by the men she dated. So she is writing this book according to her personal tastes and air her frustrations as it seems. Silly clichees like "man don't have showers enough, so have one every day and you're ahead of loads of your competitors" are used. Another actually rediculous opion of hers is that it is a MUST FOR EVERY MAN to have a silk suit. This might have been true for the 80ies, but surely not nowadays anymore. Who in the right mind would want to wear something like that still today?

Should you are really looking for a good book on how to get in touch with women, have a look at Eric Weber "How to Win the Woman of your Dreams". For more details read my review on that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dark Passenger on August 13, 2008
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If you are looking to "date out of your league" don't but this book. If you are looking for "tips" such as, bathe before you leave the house, don't talk about your x, don't talk on the cell, hold open the door or pull out chair, you know, the basics, then the book is perfect for you.
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By Greg McFarlane on September 25, 2013
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The professional reviews are at top and,shame on me, I didnt scroll down.
This book is not good at all. It is at least well edited, and there are kind of cool cartoon pictures of hot super hero grade chicks reinforcing the inane points other reviewers have mentioned.

1 star is too much, but amazon made me give it at least 1.
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More About the Author

Critically Acclaimed Columnist & Best-selling Author

Nicknamed "The New Millennium's Dear Abby" by the media, April Masini writes what Dear Abby will never print, and what your shrink doesn't have the guts to tell you. That's why she is America's foremost online relationship advice expert (Ranked #1 by Google!), as well as the best-selling author of four books - it's also why she's gone one-on-one with Bill O'Reilly on FOXs' O'Reilly Factor, become a favorite expert of ABC Entertainment News, a regular on MSN, and a fixture of the Spanish media empire, Univision (just to name a few).

In 2005 that whirlwind and buzz, along with the audience swell to standing room only for her initial Learning Annex seminar "for men only", prompted April to write her now best-selling book, "Date Out Of Your League", followed by it's best-selling counter part for women, "Think & Date Like a Man", next came "Ideas For A Fun Date" and "Romantic Date Ideas". The books lead to over 3,750 national and international articles and opinion pieces, radio and television shows, including those on FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSN, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Daily News, Newsday, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Cosmo, Maxim, WebMD, Yahoo! and USA Today - and the critically acclaimed www.AskApril.com relationship advice site and forum - where readers find honest answers to the questions they have, but can't find answers to anywhere else.

Television & Film Writer & Producer
April is also the President and CEO of Masini Enterprises, Inc. - the multi-faceted media company tied to internationally recognized television and film productions such as: Baywatch, Blue Crush, The Miss Universe Pageant, Destination Stardom and Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous.

Philanthropist & Political Activist
Known throughout Hollywood for developing and implementing enormously successful entertainment / educational programs and revolutionary marketing concepts and campaign strategies, as well as for delivering over $66 million of international media exposure and advertising, from a $2.7 million dollar investment; April also has a strong track record of success in the political arena - drafting entertainment industry related legislation and subsequently lobbying to successfully secure it's passage.

Notable Accomplishments
Acknowledged by Governor Ben Cayetano of Hawaii, in 'Imi Loa Magazine', with "almost single-handedly reviving Hawaii's television and film industry", taking the State from $49 million of production in 1995, to a record $136 million in 2000. April's impact on the state's entertainment industry was so extraordinary, that it led its Governor to officially proclaim June 4th "Masini Day."

April has been honored with the creation of an annual ''Masini Volunteer of the Year Award" by The City Council, City and County of Honolulu; and is the recipient of "Maile Award," the highest honor available, by Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, ''in recognition and appreciation of outstanding contributions'' on behalf the State of Hawaii.

For more on April Masini visit www.AskApril.com and www.AprilMasini.com

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