* In this field guide to single men, psychologist/advice columnist Vranich and sexual health expert Marder explain and refine women's urge to improve their mates, using foresight and practical wisdom to encourage women to find a man who suits them better initially, and who can honestly (and happily) accept direction regarding his loved one's desires. The duo, each with background in magazines, maintain a breezy but authoritative tone as they break down prospects into different archetypes (the couch potato, the man-child, the "undomesticated guy") and assess their potential for change, analyze women's penchant for "bad boys," and discuss effective tactics for communicating concerns. Though their advice and analysis can be overmuch—less for the casually dating than for those seriously seeking long-term relationship and marriage—Vranich and Marder know that common sense advice can be easy to overlook in the heat of the hunt, and put that advice in useful context that makes it easy to absorb. Women hoping that their next "project" will be their last should benefit from this matter-of-fact guide. (Jan.) (Publishers Weekly.com, February 4, 2010)
From the Back Cover
Okay, so he's got some imperfections you'd like to smooth outbut will your man morph into Mr. Right with your help? He's Got Potential has the answer to that question and will show you how to bring out the best of what he's gotor not!
If you've been wondering whether your man is a diamond in the rough or just a lump of coal, this book will help you uncover his true nature. The authors explain why women endure the frustration of trying to transform a sub-par boyfriend into the man of their dreams and why men can be disappointed when women change as they turn into wives and mothers. The information and tactics in this book will help you:
Tell if a man is a Cheapskate, Know-It-All, Liar, Couch Potato, ADD Guy, Wannabe Artist, or all of the above
Explain the biological and social reasons that women assess men for the potential they might have in the future while men assess women as they are
Know when to walk away, when to run, and how to get over him