- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Broadway Books (April 17, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 076792665X
- ISBN-13: 978-0767926652
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,326,634 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Weapons of Mass Seduction Paperback – April 17, 2007
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“A smart and flirty read for smart and flirty women.” —ReShonda Tate Billingsley, author of I Know I’ve Been Changed
“Weapons of Mass Seduction tantalizes the body, mind, and spirit in a sensual page-turner every woman will understand.” —Trisha R. Thomas, author of Nappily Ever After
About the Author
LORI BRYANT-WOOLRIDGE is the cofounder of the Femme Fantastik Literary Tour. A former television executive and Emmy Award recipient, she is the author of the novels Hitts & Mrs. and Read Between the Lies. She lives in South Orange, New Jersey.
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In this book, Pia's biological clock is ticking. Her doctor tells her now or never, so she sets out on the quest to have a baby. The only problem is that she has been celibate and has not had successful relationships with men lately. Her secretary sends her to a seminar about seducing men. There she meets Flo and Becca who become her friends. Pia finds a father for her baby with no strings attached, and eventually finds another man to love. However, tragedy strikes in her family and love life and send her world in an unexpected direction.
The seminar was the fun and interesting part of the book, but it was a short part of the book. The two other characters remained, but not with much influence. Becca seemed a bit too naive. Flo took a long time facing reality. Neither was all that important to the story in the long run.
When the tragedy struck in this book, it really dampened the mood for me. I struggled through the rest of the book just to finish.
If you do decide to read this one, check it out from the library instead of buying it.
Note: This review was originally posted on Goodreads.com
We are allowed to see how these women put their skills to the test once they get home. The problem is the book lacks luster and pizazz once they arrive home. The storyline drags and you find yourself going from warm to cold very quickly. I absolutely enjoyed the idea of the book however it seems trying to continue the story after the seminar was a challenge for the author. None the less I belive it is worth the read. Plus this is one of my favorite authors.
Pia Jamison wants a baby but she does not quite know how to go about getting what she wants in a helpful way. When her secretary, who is also her friend, sends her to California to some seminar Pia is furious! She feels she does not need a seminar on seduction but she does admit she needs some help getting what she wants. At forty-one, with no man in sight, and practicing celibacy for several years Pia is rusty so to speak. One look at the Weapons of Mass Seduction (WMS) instructor makes Pia change her mind and give things a chance. After all, what harm can come of listening to an instructor that looks like a hippy but exudes sensuality?
At the seminar, Pia meets many women but becomes partners with two others, Florence Chase from Texas who wants to help her marriage and Rebecca Vossel a twenty-something who is struggling with her looks. Together, all three women learn the tips given by their instructor on sensuality and seduction. But will each woman use the tips in the right way or will the tips fall on deaf ears and be used in the wrong way?
In Weapons of Mass Seduction by Lori Bryant-Woolridge, readers learn right along with the characters and that is an aspect of the book that was really enjoyable. Bryant-Woolridge does a wonderful job at capturing each character's individuality by including different age ranges and making them relatable to all types. When the women leave the seminar is when the fun begins. At that point, we are able to see them put their learned skills to work in their everyday lives. Towards the end of WMS, the readers really get to see how each woman has transformed and learned something about themselves that they would not have previously done if not for the seminar. WMS has some great tips within it on who to connect with your inner sensual self! I recommend this book to women of ALL ages!
Reviewed by Chantay
After her laughable attempt at securing a donor, Pia's assistant enrolls her in the seminar: Weapons of Mass Seduction. And so begins the journey for both Pia and the reader, as the story delves deeply into the lives of Pia and two other woman whose sensual selves have been denied for far too long.
This novel is an entertaining read with its sassy humor and headstrong heroine. As the reader learns, sensuality has very little to do with sex, so although Pia has proven that she can be an elegant femme fatale, even she needs to brush up on her sensual skills. The beauty in this story is its exploration of Pia's insecurities as she stumbles in love and then allows fear and doubt to undermine her efforts. Although WEAPONS OF MASS SEDUCTION initially has a light edge to it, it eventually delves into deeper issues, honest and painful examining, as Pia struggles through events that would devastate even the strongest shero.
Here, Lori Woolridge-Bryant successful creates a unique an intriguing story about the delight of femininity and the power of sensuality. This novel promises, and certainly succeeds, in unleashing the sensual self of its readers while thoroughly entertaining them in the process.
Reviewed by a. Kai
for The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers