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Nobody's Perfect [Mass Market Paperback]

Eksterowicz Helene , Gioia Gwen
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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February 2004
Helene and Gwen met on the set of the national TV show "The Bachelor," and half the nation fell in love with them as they charmed a man who didn't know how good he had it. The two women, both professional counselors, forged a strong friendship that made the whole humiliating experience worthwhile. This sassy and irreverent guide offers true stories and useful tips to help you deal with every clueless type of man, from Mr. Separated But Not Yet Divorced to Mr. Mama's Boy, from Mr. Socks With Sandals to Mr. Eternal Frat Brother. PLUS, there's lots of sex advice, a quiz, and a celebrity couple analysis. Let's face it, we love the jerks in spite of ourselves. All men have baggage. After reading this delightful book, you can put their baggage to work for you!

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4.2 out of 5 stars
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
As a dating/relationship author and online advisor I'm always interested in what others have to say about this popular subject. So when this book appeared I went out and bought it right away.
First off, I think that this is a good book that most young women will enjoy reading. Since we already know so much about these authors in a dating sense (we visited their homes and met their families!), it makes for interesting reading.
Bachelor II was my favorite in the series because there were actually high expectations that this format would work. Since then the romance/reality angle was become overworked and I think Trista and Ryan finally burned us out.
But I think these women have something interesting to say. After all, they are intelligent women who have probably been obsessed with the dating subject for a few years now. Some of the highlights include:
• Look Beyond Looks: Looks have become less important for me. I don't care if he's on the cover of GQ magazine, if doesn't treat me well, what's that? Nothing.
• Pump Your Own Gas: Gwen has had luck at the self-service island. "Guys will pump gas right next to me and they'll peer around and start talking. You'd be surprised how many people do that."
• Make Sure He's Single: Be wary of the separated but not divorced. Somebody's who's already in a relationship and trying to start another one would be a deal breaker.
• Watch For Family Ties: Listen to what the guy says, about his relatives. If a guy has a good connection with his mother, it says a lot. If there are problems with his family, they'll be problems for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars They're not all Jerks if you ask Himm2 behave. Jan. 17 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
It's been 30 years since I sat down and read a 200+ page book from cover to cover in one sitting. I did this last night with Helene & Gwen's book. It is very easy reading especially for people who are use to this message board. Each chapter describes a different type of guy that should be either dealt with, corrected or avoided all together. It is done with delightful humor, incite and guidance in a short story format.

I bought Bob Guiney's book but got bored to death with his excessive explanations of himself and could only skim and look at the pictures. "Nobody's Perfect" is actual a self-help guidebook and entertaining reading....stories we can all relate to, even for a male reading this book. Helene and Gwen did an excellent job and can be very proud of this. It's definately worth the few bucks it cost.

I can't decide whether Aaron should be classified as "Senor Don Juan", "Mr. Me Me Me" or "Mr. Cad". Our poor Bob is "King of Denial".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Airplane or Beach book Jan. 13 2004
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Get this book! Get it fast!
Nope, I'm not a friend of the authors. I did get an advance copy through an unusual channel and I loved almost every word. The book is really cute and a quick, fun read. This could be mood enhancement therapy for any woman who had EVER dated a jerk--that's about everybody, right?
Have Amazon or Borders send it, secretly, to your office mailing address. Read it at lunch when your "to do" list gets too long, or on the subway, or in the bathtub (umm, at home?). I guarantee you'll giggle, smile, even gaffaw.
Helene Eksterowicz is a psychologist so it isn't like some ex-beauty queen who never married is telling everyone else how to do it right. It's more like two girlfriends want everyone to laugh and learn from their own mistakes. They do that well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Dating Pool Jan. 20 2004
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
I can definately relate to the guys profiled in this book and than some! I personally thought the book was highly entertainning. Would recommend it specially to anyone out in the dating scene or anyone who just wants a good laugh. The authors are not down on men just relating stories of all the different characters you encounter as you open yourself up to go out with a perfect stranger that you hope in the back of your mind may turn out to be Mr. Right and Forever. By the way, I don't want to get in to a war of words, this is not the appropriate place, but I am not a so called "fake" and my personal opinions carry the same weight as anyone else's. I hope all reviewers will take the high road and not resort to Jr. high antics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is highly entertainning!! Jan. 19 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Just read Nobody's Perfect and I thought well, it was perfect! Loved it cover to cover, could not put it down. It is not a clinical self-help book just a lighthearted and extremely funny book about the dating scene. I think anyone who has ever dated can relate. I have been out of the dating scene for a while but it still brought back memories of some of the loonies I encountered which helped me to recognize my own prince when he came along. f you are a real prude you may not like the saucy and straight forward talk but if you haven't lived your life in a bubble you will not be able to put the book down and you will get some big laughs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An uncomplicated and interesting read! Jan. 19 2004
By Ralph
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I must confess not being a fan of the Bachelor show, but my girlfriend is and purchased the book.
One day, I saw it on a table and began reading some segments and, much to my surprise, ended up reading the whole book.
Personally, I found it humorous, witty, interesting, and fairly accurate in describing how some of us males behave on our dates.
Both write with interesting flair, and should be commended for their efforts, especially when it is their first book.
Neither may actually have a PhD, but both appear to be more rational than some who actually do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Hit Yourself Over The Head!
I suggest instead of hitting yourself over the head you pick up this book and have a good laugh! I was a fan of the Bachelor show so when I saw that two of my favorites had written... Read more
Published on July 11 2004
1.0 out of 5 stars Please do not waste your time or money.
What to do when you've fallen for a jerk but you want to make it work? You hit yourself over the head, come to your senses and dump him. See? That didn't cost you a thing! Read more
Published on June 9 2004 by LAnd
4.0 out of 5 stars It's not Perfect, but it's not horrible either.
I thought the book was a quick pleasant read. If nothing else, I felt in the company of familiar situations and humorous outcomes. Helene and Gwen are good sports. Read more
Published on May 3 2004 by michelle
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of paper
This was an extremely poor read and waste of time. Dont' waste your time reading thier lousy dating advice and quick tips. Read more
Published on Feb. 25 2004 by "dangeldi"
1.0 out of 5 stars Fake reviews
Notice how all the reviews thus far look as though they've been written by the same person? And how none of the writers have any history of writing other reviews (even when they... Read more
Published on Jan. 20 2004 by Ahh!
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining from cover to cover
Bought the book over the weekend and read through it twice. It was that funny! Went out to dinner later that weekend and my friend and I were discussing how funny it was and how... Read more
Published on Jan. 19 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars who cares if she is a real psychologist- this girl rocks
Okay, blah blah blah, Helene is not a "real psychologist"- who said she was? And who cares? This book was so funny!!!!! Read more
Published on Jan. 18 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Okay book, but she's not a psychologist
Okay, It's a funny book. It's a worthwhile read for an easy laugh. But this woman, Helene, is not a psychologist!!! In order to be a psychologist one needs a Ph.D. Read more
Published on Jan. 16 2004
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