Confession: I have a new obsession with dating books. I haven’t purchased any quite yet, but I find myself with a plethora of time for reading now that I’m single (alright, I’ll be honest: it probably has more to do with the fact that I’m too cheap to get DVR that I’m reading more, but whatever).
I find myself heading to Barnes & Nobles regularly, with intentions of finding some amazing, life changing piece of literature that will inspire me beyond my wildest dreams. I imagine that once I read this perfect book, suddenly I will get this genius idea for the first novel I want to write. Which will eventually end up on the New York Times bestseller list, and shortly after be turned into movie or at least a Lifetime series. And my life will never be the same.
On my way to find that book, somehow I stumble into the self help section. The relationship self help section. I look carefully around, to make sure no cute guys are watching and that no one I know is in the store, and gently pick up the first book that appeals to me. The last time I did this, Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl – A Woman’s Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship called to me. I’d been being far too nice to one particular guy, and seeing nothing in return. I just finished reading this summary, and I gotta admit, I’m thinking about purchasing and reading it. After all, I recently read It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken: The Smart Girl’s Breakup Buddy on the suggestion of a close friend and it kinda changed my life. I’ll probably write a blog post about it later – but if there’s anyone out there going through a tough breakup, I would definitely recommend reading this book.
So I ask you, do you think it’s healthy to read these books? Or is it all crap that will eventually make me doubt myself even more, act like a crazy person and lead to endless game playing? And seriously, do men really love bitches? If so, I’ve got some work to do on that front, because I’ve always tried to treat others the way I want to be treated, but apparantly that’s just crap (according to the self help books anyway!).
Love this Target Women video on this very topic. She also gave me a great idea – I’m off to a strip club to meet a man. Wish me luck.