Book 25 of 52: This Book Will Get You Laid by E. Dickens

I know, I know. Not exactly high literature here, but, hey I got a dog to feed, and I’m reading this for an article. Why else would I dedicate my time to This Book Will Get You Laid by E. Dickens, a book written for guys?

This, like Rules of the Game (book 24 of 52), is about how to get laid. Period. Not about how to get a girlfriend or the love of your life (this isn’t addressed except for a throw away line at the end of the book). Some of the tips seem dishonest or downright rude: “If she wants to see you a second time, feign mild surprise and palm her off with, ‘I’m sure we’ll run into each other again.’ Or give her that non-functioning email address.”

And people wonder why women are so screwed up by guys when advice like this is being tossed around. And “E” by the way, is a woman.

I’m not going to be so naive as to say that sometimes women don’t want just a one night stand. I even wrote an article about that for Men’s Fitness, but the only reason I agreed to write to do that piece was because it focused on how to find women who wanted exactly that, not on how to trick trick some woman into bed.

If I had to pick between the two books, I’d go with Rules of the Game. Even though it’s also a bit shady, it’s more practical, and the tips can be used to find you a girlfriend, too, not that poor lady you’re going to give a fake email address.

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Jen Miller

Jen Miller

Jen A. Miller is a an author and freelance writer. Her memoir, Running a Love Story, was a Philadelphia Inquirer best book of the year. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, SELF, Buzzfeed and the Guardian, among others.

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