The Vixen ManualHardback
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- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Format: Hardback | 320 pages
- Dimensions: 192mm x 238mm x 21mm | 796g
- Publication date: 1 August 2009
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0446582271
- ISBN 13: 9780446582278
- Illustrations note: Illustrations
- Sales rank: 923,050
It's Finally Here! Since the beginning of her writing career readers have wanted to know what makes Karrine tick, how was she able to meet all the high profile celebrities, politicians, movie stars, etc. and get close enough to them to make their acquaintance. What skills does she possess to keep men wanting more? Finally, Karrine has created a how-to guide to show women how to find, seduce and keep a man happy. With chapters like 'Never Let Him See You Sweat', 'Flirting', 'Encouraging His Manhood', and 'Give Him What He Wants', this hot and sexy manual is sure to be a must in every woman's household. THE VIXEN MANUAL is divided into five sections: Being Single, How to Attract Him, How to Engage Him, How to Release Him and Maybe It's You.
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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.
By Gaby @ Starting Fresh 27 Jul 2009
The Vixen Manual combines self help, how to advice, sex tips, and humor. The book is divided into fifty short chapters and five main parts: (1) Being Single, (2) How to Attract Him, (3) How to Engage Him, (4) How to Release Him, and (5) Maybe It's You. Don't read Karrine's manual for revolutionary concepts, instead compare her advice to what you've heard and learned over the years.
Some statements from The Vixen Manual reminded me of advice I'd received from my grandmother with a twist. Being Single covers the basic attitude and approach towards dating, love, and men. Karrine describes the concept of the "dance card" of the 18th century and discourages women from being too quick to commit to one man which is an inefficient use of scarce time. Karrine's advice is similar to the "collect and select" suggestion that I'd heard from my grandmother. But Karrine adds her own twist to this: collect men, rank them using a written list, and let them know how they compare. But be careful not to throw casual sex into the mix because women are wired to feel an emotional connection to our sexual partners.
Similarly, in Chapter 10, Preparation Meets Opportunity, Karrine recommends that any single woman looking for love should prepare for her man now - get fit, keep your place neat, and act as though you're in love and you'll attract the man that you want. She does point out that getting ready extends beyond your looks to cover educational, financial and emotional preparation. Though this advice isn't new, it is useful and surely can't hurt. It's easy enough to procrastinate on your fitness regimen or other aspects of our lives and we all can do with the gentle reminder to take good care of all aspects of yourself.
The advice is interspersed with humor. For instance, "Dating Younger Men" has tips like "Check ID when dating someone significantly younger and be sure you're not breaking any laws" and "Never hang out with him and his friends. You are a cougar; see him only in your den." Similarly, the chapter "How to Handle Rejection" listed the things you should not do and watch out for, such as, "you don't want to wind up having your voice mail played over and over to a room full of his buddies as they knock back beers and laugh at what a loon you are...think of every message you leave as a potential sound bite that can work against you."
I should mention that the chapter on Sex has quite explicit instructions and diagrams of various recommended techniques.
While some advice predated the women's lib movement, Karrine Steffans is likely to be laughing all the way to the bank.
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (July 13, 2009), 272 pages.
Courtesy of Hatchette Books Group.
"The Vixen Manual may soon have you hearing 'Til death do you part."--The Philadelphia Tribune