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Great pictures, little content
on November 19, 2011
With 270 pages, and the word bible in the title, I was expecting less pictures. From the poor graphic design of the cover that is meant to be more playful than a serious presentation of a subject, I guess I should have expected as much. What you see on the front cover is what you'll get inside, it follows that basic format.
The pictures are large, generously inserted; it seems to be a full page picture every other page, and when there is text more pictures are thrown in, and the text is blown up to I'd say 20font. This could be an okay coffee table book in a dorm room. But it makes for a poor reading experience. While the pictures are large and generous, much like the text they lack content.
If you want to know how to flirt you need to know how to position your body, how to look at a person, how to touch them, and when to not touch them. The dynamics of Flirting is not limited only to how to come off not as having interest in a person at a particular time; you need a well-rounded understanding of how to use your body in every situation, confidence when you need confidence, to be approachable when you want to be approachable, to know what you want and to get what you want exactly when you want it. This book offers only a bastardized taste of these things, that other books printed 50 years ago have excelled at providing, without a single picture. Such as: How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People by Les T. Giblin
In The Flirting Bible for example, the example they provide for when not to touch someone they show different angles of a girl leaning away from a guy and leave it at that. This is not a flirting bible, it is a handful of partially-thought-out techniques. For a flirting bible, I would suggest getting multiple books on body language.
This book has the feel of being written by a Facebook blogger, for college kids looking to go on a one-night date.
All of that said, for $13 it was a decent addition to my collection on the subject for the pictures, that I may bring out to show someone else, but I sure wont be using this as a reference manual for myself.