What Men Want and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$3.39
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Eligible for FREE SUPER SAVER SHIPPING!! Amazon customer service AND delivery tracking! This book is in overall good condition!
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

What Men Want: Three Professional Men Reveal What it Takes to Make a Man Yours Mass Market Paperback – March 3, 1999


See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Mass Market Paperback
"Please retry"
$2.44 $0.01

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (March 3, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061098272
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061098277
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,665,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

The authors would have done well to include one of those "The more I learn about men, the more I love my cat" bumper stickers inside the pages of this book. It's full of advice along the lines of the pithy stuff found in last year's The Rules. Its authors, three 30-ish New York natives--a lawyer, a doctor, and an accountant--who refer to themselves as "professionals" over and over again, the better to convince you to cook their dinner--reveal all. Its sex advice reads like How to Make Love to a Man written with the acidity of Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Men like fellatio, stupid. Men like attractive women more than they like smart, successful women, stupid. Men would never get married except marriage means getting laid on a regular basis, you silly goose.

Brad, Chris, and Rich spice it all up by including detailed passages from their dating pasts: "They proceeded to Chris's apartment to listen to his extensive music collection. Next thing they knew, they found themselves rolling around on Chris's bed.... He wanted to get to know her before having sex with her, even if she didn't care either way.... Unfortunately, she was bewildered." They also answer ever-mysterious relationship questions. How to tell if your boyfriend is cheating on you? Check to see if the condom supply is dwindling at an unusual rate. Wondering why he doesn't introduce you to his parents? He doesn't want to marry you and thinks that meeting the folks would make wedding bells start ringing in your ears. Does he like it when you two are on a date and you talk about your ex-boyfriend? Nope. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

In this audiobook, three thirtyish "professional men" talk about what "guys" want from women?in a nutshell, they want women who are attentive to them, intelligent but not brainy, wear sexy underwear, offer but don't insist on sharing the cost of a date, and won't have sex until the fifth date. When meeting their respective families, the woman should always strive to get in good with the man's mother. When they double date, they should go out with the man's buddy and his girl first, never the other way around, because in that case the guys would have to be on their best behavior. They emphasize "professional" men so frequently one wonders if the nonprofessionals have a chance. One final observation: If these three professionals are so wise, why aren't they married? An optional purchase.?Nann Blaine Hilyard, Lake Villa Dist. Lib., IL
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Hmmm, I think not.
Ann Glenn
All men are not any certain way, just as all women aren't any certain way.
"devyl"
Men don't really want to get married.
Good Girl

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

59 of 62 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 25, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I found this book very disturbing...but very enlightening. It is hard to read much of this, especially the end part,"the ugly truth about men"...The truth of how men rapidly catagorize you as either lifetime mate potential or "good for now girls" is not a pretty concept at all, but in my expereince, alas, a true statement.
I saw myself in many of the relationships. I saw how much I blamed men that I thought 'should' have been interested in me, or dangled me, but now see how it was me that refused to accept the obvious 'signs' that they were just not interested in me the way I was about them....this book does not present men as evil at all, just with, often unpleasant and brutal honesty. Men know what they want and show their intentions right away. We (women) just often think we can change their minds, when really, what we should be putting our efforts into is instead, changing partners.
Men who date women that they don't want to marry or have a long term relationship with *do* let you know.... They don't make time for you the way they should, don't clear their calendars, they make excuses why they need to keep their options open...but the real truth is: They just don't want to make time for "you". They have already made up their mind; You are not the one.
This book was really helpful, because I recongnize these signs now, and don't try to force things with men that don't want what I want and who appear not that interested from the beginning. Choose a man that chooses *you*. Those are the ones to pursue...and forget about the ones that treat you with indifference. It is good advice.
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Sigrid Macdonald on February 26, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I didn't! I found that it proposed a strict set of gender-based rules to follow, which seemed extremely sexist. These three male authors were well-intentioned and intelligent (although I didn't appreciate them reminding me constantly that they were "professional men," as if to imply that some redneck, beer guzzling lowlife from the trailer park might not have the same expectations for women!)

To be fair, Brad, Chris, and Rich are bright guys who were being honest and trying to give women the best advice possible, so that we can eliminate the wrong men from our lives, and cultivate the right ones. My problem with their advice is that they want women to accept men just the way they are even if that means that women have to play Barbie to get their Ken.

To recap some of the tips in this book, women are told not to ask a man out for a first date, not to use profanity initially, not to get too heavy or intense in terms of discussing politics or disagreeing with a man, or confiding one's life history, not to sleep with a man too soon, and not to call him that frequently. Women are also not expected to pay for the dates, although it's considered polite and generous if women offer to pay for a taxi or a round of drinks by the second or third date.

How does this advice differ from what mothers told their daughters 50 years ago? Oh, okay -- it's permissible to sleep with a guy somewhere around the fifth date. DUH!!!

The whole concept of being someone other than who you are in order to "capture" a man, who will invariably discover that you are another person three months later, is so revolting.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
60 of 68 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 10, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I wonder if this book should have been entitled "Scared Gay" & used as recruiting propaganda by the Lesbian Avengers. If not, the L.A.'s should give it a thought, as this book makes heterosexuality for women out to be something like God's curse on Eve. It manages to bash men in a way that would make Andrea Dworkin proud. Men are shallow, selfish, lying, manipulative & deceitful, according to this "book". What is unfortunate is that some young women are going to read it, take it seriously & think this is what all men are really like. This book should have been titled "What Spoiled, Shallow, Arrogant, New York City Yuppies Want In A Woman - And Why They'll Never Find Her." Take heart. There are many kind, decent men out there who want commitment & marriage & aren't looking for a breathing Barbie doll - but you're darn well not likely to find 'em in a yuppie bar, ladies! "Momma, don't let your babies grow up to marry lawyers..."
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By K. Jackson on March 17, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book is great if you really want your relationship to consist of responding to every irrational whim of your mate, dress like (and look like) a barbie doll, and not have any opinions or needs of your own. If you thrive on relationships where you are not valued and are relegated to the role of trophy, I guess this is the book for you. If you want to develop a somewhat healthy relationship with equity, I would look elsewhere.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 12, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It seems the poor reviews are from women and the good reviews are from men. I just read this book while sitting in Barnes & Noble (I could not find "How to Marry the Man of Choice" because it apparently keeps selling out!).
I must admit that many of the "Are you a 'good for now' girl" questions were VERY eye-opening. Many of them fit the exact relationship that I am trying to figure out. Yes, much of this book was common sense, but very refreshing to hear three men just come out and say it.
If you are stuggling with where your relationship is and where it is going, this book will give you plenty to THINK ABOUT. Every relationship is different and generalizations can be very dangerous.
I say, read with a grain of salt and use it like you would use Cliff Notes, as a supplement only. Focus on the person.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search