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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (August 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446179981
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446179980
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #555,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Steffans has reinvented herself." (Creativeloafing.com)

"The Vixen Manual may soon have you hearing 'Til death do you part." (The Philadelphia Tribune)

"One irresistible and unstoppable seduction." (Fox Studios)

"Never a dull word from this girl." (Bill Maher)

"Mad, bad, and dangerous to know." (NY Daily News)

"Some sketches are educational. Some are volcanic." (Fox Studios)

"She's worth the risk." (NY Daily News)

"Perspective into the mind of an absolutely fascinating woman." (Fox Studios)

"Her ideas on self-care and pampering are well needed, as reminders to slow down and treat yourself nicely in this crazy world. I can't deny the allure of both Steffans' words and mystique." (Jezebel) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Karrine Steffans became a New York Times best selling author after releasing her debut tell-all book Confessions of a Video Vixen in June of 2005. Since the success of her books, Karrine speaks at universities and celebrity panels. She has also established The Karrine Steffans Girls Club, The Karrine Steffans Book Club , and The Steffans Commentary on MySpace. Check out Karrine's website at www.karrine.com

More About the Author

From meager beginnings on the thirty-mile island of St. Thomas to New York Times best selling author residing in Los Angeles, Karrine Steffans has come a long way. Details of the first twenty-five years of her complicated, yet, thrilling former life and lifestyle are captured in the pages on her memoir, Confessions of a Video Vixen, published by Harper Collins Publishers, making a biography almost obsolete.

Since Confessions debuted on June 28, 2005, Karrine and her enthralling story has been on the lips and minds of most everyone. Among many other media outlets Paula Zahn, Donny Deutsch, Tyra Banks, Bill O'Reilly, Geraldo Rivera, Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb,and the queen of daytime herself, Oprah Winfrey have sought Karrine and helped propel her into the limelight and even contributed satirical editorial to HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher.
This sudden thrust into the world's eye has prompted publishing giant Hachette Book Group USA(formerly Warner Books) to welcome Karrine into their family, inking two publishing contracts for three additional books, the first being The Vixen Diaries, published September 2007.

On July 13, 2009, Karrine published her third New York Times best seller, entitled The Vixen Manual: How to Find, Seduce & Keep the Man You Want, which made its debut on NBC's The Today Show.

Later that year, Karrine inked her third publishing deal and completed her fourth book, Satisfaction: Erotic Fantasies for the Advanced & Adventurous Couple, published August 10, 2011.

In 2010, The Vixen Manual was optioned by Fox Television Studios and the author inked a production deal with the studio giant. As a result, Steffans has penned a series based on the book and is credited as created and co-executive producer of the scripted television project, still in development.

In 2011, Steffans engaged a slew of author hopefuls to launch the Steffans Publishing's premiere publishing venture -- a series of anthologies, the first to be published June of 2012. Simultaneously, the author began managing musical talent, shaping the careers of young, unsigned musicians with Ampersand Music.

These ventures and more are encompassed under the Karrine & Co.® brand, developed in late 2011.
The author lives in Los Angeles with her husband and teenage son.

Customer Reviews

This book is very informative!!!
Orsayor Simmons
She keep talking a lot about the same thing don't waste your time or money not worth it.
LaBria Andrews
This book is a serious waste of money and time.
J. BOYD

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Peppermint Honey on September 19, 2009
Format: Hardcover
After reading the reviews I found that most of the negative ones never really gave this book a chance anyway. Because of the cover? Oh, because of Ms. Steffans' reputation? It is because of her reputation that I picked up the Vixen Manual. Who better to give advice than someone who has already made all the mistakes and then some? Judgmental people that refuse to let this woman redeem herself and claim a better life are disgusting, and their attitudes shine more negative light on themselves than on Karrine.

On to the book. I was as skeptical as many, but was pleasantly surprised. Don't pay attention to the haters who say that this book is full of common sense that women already know. Women who are not lying to themselves know that all sense ain't common, especially if you have old-fashioned, tight-lipped mothers and grandmothers. Had I this kind of advice at the onset of my dating life I could have avoided so much heartache and many embarrassing situations. Especially important in this book is Karrine's advice on the art of being single. How many women do you know who just jump from man to man thinking that is the way to complete themselves? If using your alone time wisely is common sense, none of the women we know would do this. The fact that there is power in letting your man be a man should also be common sense, though it is not. Too many women think the opposite of being a hyper-independent nagging ball-buster is to be a doormat. So not true. There is balance. That is also in this book.

Subjugating women, and turning us all into video vixens, is not the goal of this book. As a few other reviewers have pointed out, neither is this a how-to on giving good oral. This book is unique in that it covers a woman's love life from every angle: single, dating, and married.
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful By T. Moore on November 12, 2009
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I liked this book. Giving her experience in some of the subjects she talked about she made a lot of since. However, some topics she talk about will get you're a** kicked if you try those types of games on your man. For instance, she talks about your man coming in late from doing whatever all night and she tells you to not say anything about it, just stay out the next night. See, those types of games aren't healthy in a committed relationship. She also says not to bring your man around your Kid(s) unless you have a ring on your finger. I also dont agree w/ that ether. I firmly believe not only should you be in love w/ your man before your marry him, your kid(s) should love him as well. To just bring a strange man around your kid(s) and say "hers your new stepdad" will only make your kid(s) want to pull away...There are many other points I can talk about in her book that I didn't agree with but I guess for some woman it may work for them.... All I can say is take some of what she says and make your own determination about it...
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By N. Brewer on August 18, 2010
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I received this book yesterday and started to read a few chapters that caught my eye before going to bed. All I have to say is if this is what it takes to make millions off book sales, I need to write a book! Ms. Steffans isn't giving me any new advice I don't already use; nor is there anything special in the few chapters I've read that I feel will help a woman snag and/or keep a man. Unless you're a nun (no offense to those who may be), I just didn't get any pointers from this book and am highly disappointed. Maybe she's really keeping her secrets to herself as a way of keeping her infamous name "branded"??? Who knows . . .
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Shayne Lee on November 27, 2009
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I'm a sociologist doing research on Karrine Steffans for my third book, which devotes an entire chapter to her and so I had to buy the book for research purposes. I found the book right on point in almost all areas. As a man I found myself nodding frequently saying, "yep, that will work!" I believe Karrine has mastered the art of seduction; so all women should buy the book. As a sociologist, I believe her memoir, follow-up sexual manual, and concomitant career as a feminist agitator do much to deconstruct gendered double standards about sex, valorize female sexual agency, arouse new visions of sexual artistry, and guide countless women on a more proactive path toward self-transcendence. My forthcoming book will cite many passages from this book as well as her memoir to present her as a feminist who is carving out new and safe spaces for black women to be powerful sexual agents.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ruth A. Hill on November 30, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
** spoiler alert ** Well, I never dreamed I would be giving this book a 5 star rating, but it deserves every bit of that and more. Keep reading, and I think you will understand why.

I won this book on a giveaway, and when it came, I was rather turned off by the picture. It didn't look like my kind of book. I set it on the shelf and wasn't even sure if I would ever read it.

I needed a book to read since I finished my last book so quickly. So I picked this book up, thinking, "Well, I sure won't like this book. I'll be able to file it away in no time."

Imagine my shock when I actually began to like it. It was easy reading, but it had real substance. I still wasn't sure I'd hold onto it when I was done. I figurerd I might give it away.

Suddenly, I was truly drawn to it. I could barely put it down. I found myself so engaged in reading it that I dared to read it during my sub jobs this past week. I made sure to conceal the cover picture and a few of the drawings, but this was practical, good advice for women. Thankfully the chapters were short enough that I could stop very easilyif I needed to.

Now, I will put a warning--this book has some adult language. It also describes some sex scenes that would not be appropriate for everyone. If you are easily offended, I would not recommend reading this book. But I will say that she only devoted one chapter to sex. I expected more, and it is clear that she knows her readers did as well.

It is amazing how God used this book in my life. Yes, He used a secular book to speak to me. I have read the Christian relationship books. I have read Dr. Phil. I even read some other intriguing, racy secular books in an effort to rescue and improve my relationship.
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