How to Shop for a Husband: A Consumer Guide to Getting a Great Buy on a Guy

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St. Martin's Press, May 12, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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Janice Lieberman brings her vast shopping expertise as well as her personal knowledge of the dating marketplace together to tell you how to shop for the most important "purchase" of your life—your spouse. How to Shop for a Husband uses smart shopping principles to formulate rules that will help women select a spouse and "close the deal." This savvy shopper's guide provides a checklist all women can use in their hunt for the ultimate bargain, and also highlights potential pitfalls.


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PART I What to Shop For
Dont Choose a Man by HisShoesand Dont BeCrazy Picky
Trade In Being Pickyfor Being Choosy
Dont Settle When You Shop   But Be Willingto Compromise
Choosy Shoppers Choose   a Guy with Good Guts
Be Sure to Check Under theHood and Buy a Model witha Powerful Engine
Find Out Where the Boys Are
Professional Matchmakersand Matchmaking ServicesMay or May Not Be WorthYour While
Its Good to Shop Alone
Your Mother and YourFriends May Not Beon Your Side
Sorry but    You MayNeed to Repackage Yourself That Is
Get ShrunkYes in the Head
Dont Let the Last SevenPounds or any Other LameExcuse Hold You Back
PART III How to Close the Deal

Look for a GarmentOopsWe Mean a GuyWho WillWithstand the Test of TimeSeek out a Little Black DressAmong Men
Be Sure to Use the Mirrorin the Dressing RoomLearn the MirrorImage Rule
Search for GUIGood User Interface
Listen to the Real ExpertsWhen Deciding onthe Options
Know a Guys HistoryIs He a Marrier or a Playeror Worst of AII Both?
AfterPurchase Repairs andAlterations Know When theHems Can Be Altered andthe Sleeves Taken Up
Look for the Right FitMust He Be OneofaKindor Can You Go withReadytoWear?
PART II Where and How to Shop
Shop OnlineIt Works
Be a BricksandMortar Dater
Speed Dating Is the Way to Go
Word of Mouth Persistence Pays
Make Sure Youve DoneYour Research
Remember to Read theLabels Before You PutHim in the Wash
Dump These Guys
Dont Fall for These Scams
Let Him Think Hes Doingthe Shopping
Check the Expiration Date
If You Want to Walk theWalk Down the AisleThat Is Be Sure to HaveThe Talk
The Fine Art ofClosing the Deal
Conclusion    Or How toEnjoy Your Purchase
TheHow toShopfor aHusbandDating Glossary

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About the author (2009)

JANICE LIEBERMAN has been the featured consumer reporter on NBC's "Today" for ten years and was previously the consumer correspondent on "Good Morning America." Lieberman also anchored "Steals and Deals," which appeared nightly on CNBC. She is the author, with Jason Raff, of Tricks of the Trade: A Consumer Survival Guide. She lives with her husband and two children in New Jersey.

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