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Many of Lowndes's potential readers may "shy" away from her relentlessly perky, exclamatory tone and use of terms like Shys (for shy folks) and Sures (for extroverts). Which is too bad, because much of her advice is sensible and based on desensitization techniques, or graduated exposure, therapists use in treating shyness and social phobia. The book is a mixture of confessional by a formerly shy author (How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You) and no-nonsense guide. Lowndes cites scientific findings, such as that shy people feel continually judged by others at public events, which they remember as more negative than they were. Lowndes advises writing down one's immediate impressions after a social event. "If you later remember anything negative..., go back and check your notes. If that embarrassing or disappointing moment isn't in your notes, forget it. It didn't happen." She also offers useful advice, such as how to tolerate holding eye contact with strangers. Chapter titles like "How to Handle a Past Bummer" seem meant to appeal to younger readers, but the tone clashes with Lowndes's sometimes dated personal stories. Her great eureka–"I'm not shy anymore" moment takes place in the Playboy Club, where she dons bunny ears. (Aug.)
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Leil Lowndes is a professional speaker and bestselling author of How to Talk to Anyone, How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You, and How to Be a People Magnet. Visit Leil at lowndes.com for more advice on how to become more successful in business, friendship, and love.See all Editorial Reviews
Timely delivery as advertised. Easy to read book you can spend a few minutes with or many hours. Particularly good for people who have situational shyness. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Elaine A. Harger
I'm seriously thinking in trashing this book. No kidding.
Every advice given by the author in this book is exageratedly exagerated. Read more
I regret I bought this product! this is the second product I bought from LEIL LOWNDERS and the second one was by accident because I didn't read the author's name, otherwise I... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Maxwel Martins
After reading a few chapters, because I am not a cover-to-cover reader when it comes to self-help books, this truly helped me. Read morePublished 16 months ago by J. Robbins
I use audible books to keep me focused at work while at the same time learning something new. I don't quite understand this obsession from certain authors to want to read their... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Lexa
Still reading it ... this is a good book for shy beginners looking to break out of their comfort zone.Published 19 months ago by JMS