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How to Love an American Man by Kristine Gasbarre
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Sep 02, 2012

it was amazing
Read from August 31 to September 01, 2012

A beautiful and refreshing look at life, love, marriage, dating and singleness from the wisdom and experience of a grandmother to the ears of her granddaughter. It's not another one of those modern, jaded books on dating. Really sweet and fun.

Page 186:
Maybe the secret to fulfillment is to stop wondering what we're lacking; to stop seeking love and instead to start accepting ourselves and loving the people we encounter.

Page 248:
This is what it's like to be loved by a man. Before a woman falls in love, her beauty is the cause of a man's admiration, the carefree pull that captivates him. But then after she falls in love, even more radiance is the effect....And so it goes: when a female becomes the object of a male's desire--no matter how primitive the concept may seem -- it's as though he's kissed a sad, sleeping princess and breathed life into her from his own breath. And she begins, then, to see herself through his eyes, her every movement and glance and emotion turning passionately cognizant, as though she's watching the most womanly version of herself from some priviledged audience. Never before has she been more beautiful; and never before has she been more herself.
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