The Ugly Man's Guide To Picking Up
by Mark Patton
Mark Patton presents 21 chuckle
filled chapters ranging in topic from appearance to insecurity
to dating, premarital sex and ultimately to marriage. The realistic
Patton leads off in chapter one with a promise 'for all you dimwits
who say, "I'm not going to change my appearance. If women
don't like me the way I am, they can find someone else."
Well guess, what? They already have.' The book moves right
on in that same cheerful vein as writer Patton provides good
down to earth advice on everything regarding the man, woman relationship.
He suggests practical methods for improving the appearance,
the necessity for honesty in relationships, and offers his views
for why kissing is probably more important than sex. Patton
offers suggestions for the Don'ts of Dating along with suggestions
for the kinds of things women actually do enjoy doing on dates.
Chapter 20, Patton's thoughts on marriage bring the book to
This is a well written guide
composed by a self proclaimed 'ugly man' man (married) for men.
Patton's engaging writing style is easily followed and I found
myself laughing aloud more than once. For all of his bluntness
and no beating around the bush manner regarding every aspect
of meeting, bedding and possibly marrying the woman of your choice;
Patton has a real good handle on the best reason for marriage.
In his opinion the only reason to marry is because the two of
you feel you want to be together for the rest of your lives.
Patton must follow his own advice, he claims to look as though
he lost in a hatchet fight, many photos are sprinkled throughout
the book; all of them show Patton with a paper sack over his
head. He states further that he and his wife of a decade are
happy, raising a family of young kiddies and have no plans for
change. Entertaining read; Highly recommended.