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Product Details

  • Paperback: 137 pages
  • Publisher: BCH Fulfillment & Distribution (April 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974501719
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974501710
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #435,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Marc H. Rudov, The NoNonsense Man®, is an author, relationship coach, and radio/TV personality with a worldwide reputation as an authority on male-female relationships.

Customer Reviews

Hats off and heartfelt THANKS to Marc H. Rudov for writing this book!
Michael Whitford
The insight presented in this book is absolutely incredible, offering valuable, practical advice not only for men, but also for women.
Daniel Postelnicu
It will open your eyes and possibly change the way you look at women and the world.
J. Coakley

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Derek Johnson on November 7, 2005
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The essense of this insightful book is based on the premise that if you don't quickly size up the type of woman you're dealing with, then you are doomed to deal with a LOT of frustration, anquish and wasted time, money and effort.

His "in your face approach" is a refreshing change from the normal relationship psychobabble crap that is currently making the rounds.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By K. Keyes on June 8, 2007
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This really lays out today's female human in simple and easy to understand terms. Looking back, I can relate to what Marc is saying. His basic tenant is that you figure her out early and if she displays certian behaviors up front, cut your losses NOW. I know she's cute and sexy and it's hard to resist her feminine charm. You may have already slept with her and she was a fantastic lover, but get over it before it's too late. Marc's point is to help you decipher certian traits that are a likely sign of things to come down the road, leading to divorce and you losing half your net-worth. Even worse, having to pay child support for the next 18 years.
BE AWARE GENTLEMEN!

The only thing about his self-preservation strategy is that it seems to limit the available field of potential candidates even more than it already is. I mean once you follow his "no-nonsense" advice there are very few decent women left. He would say, "don't settle and don't accept the abuse". But most of the women out there seem to have the negative traits he says to run from. I've met them with all the hang-ups and mindsets and few of the virtues. My mistake in the past was hanging-on too long, thinking it will work out. I saw all the signs and wanted to ignore them. Eventually, BAM! - right upside my head.

What is "no-nonsense" about this book is to not waste time hoping she'll end up being OK or changing. "Hope is not a strategy".

Go to Marc's website and check out what this brave man is doing in the media to defy the agenda of the Feminist 2.0 double standard. He's an articulate and "no-nonsense" debator who loves and respects women, while unmasking their version of equality.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Kate M on October 1, 2006
This book would be great required reading for men, and women as well.

Men, this is a great book for you because the woman you want, (as described on page 32), likes and respects men.

Marc Rudov's writing is honest and direct. Men deserve and women say they want a level playing field. Marc puts it in plain English what that really means. None of us should settle for less.

Take pages 133 & 134 to heart. Personally, I have never seen two pages of more sound advice on the topic of what men should seek. Women, just change the gender and it works the same for us.

A quote from the back cover...

"Finally, a usable book for men that gives a sensible roadmap to women. It solves age-old conflicts with real, modern, equitable solutions."

_Romanus Wolter, author, host of The Kickstart Guy radio show.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By John Dias on October 3, 2006
This is a straightforward, concise book about how men can avoid wasted time, wasted money, and needless stress in their search for the perfect mate. Rudov reinforces the moral foundation that men need in order to reject chivalry, double standards, and needless burdens simply because they are male. He helps identify signals and signs in a woman's speech and behavior that ought to send any self-respecting man in the other direction. He also gives very valuable advice on how to engage in effective seduction of a woman, without having to buy her attention or fool her in any way.

The most striking thing about this book is the way everything seems non-controversial and completely sensible, and yet flies in the face of everything westernized society teaches men about masculinity and manliness. Western culture teaches men to bear the burdens, to sacrifice their health, money, and even their dreams to be the protectors and providers of this world. What an incredible burden that is -- and what an incredible relief Rudov's perspective is in response to the ridiculous gender roles so often assigned to men.

Rudov's book is a must-read for men of any age, but especially so for men in their early 20s (too young to have yet made any intractible errors in their lives). I wish I had read it at that age. What a gift this book would have been. As it stands, I consider this a perfect gift for any man just starting out on the path of life -- or any man who has taken the wrong path of romance and wants to turn around.

This book was well worth my time and investment. I highly recommend it.

John Dias
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By G. Critchley on November 9, 2006
Marc's book is indeed simple, straight-forward and no-nonsense. He reveals and explains the simple truths and consequences of our relationship drives and choices. Obviously having learned from his own experience, Mark is emerging as a leader in respectful dialogue with, and about, women. This is the kind of book that signals the stirrings of long overdue change; a wake up call that rips right through the core of our society's long held, contradictory, mutually exclusive and dysfunctional beliefs about what a man "should" be (often as dictated by "entitled" women - as he explains), and offers us the awareness that we have the option to not play along. Against the backdrop of that option, we can be much choosier about whom we decide to be with, what we will and will not tolerate from women (and ourselves), and how to protect ourselves from emotional pain, financial ruin and legal nightmares. Ultimately it is a book about respecting women, by being man enough to have the balls to respect ourselves.
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