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Getting Naked: Five Steps to Finding the Love of Your Life (While Fully Clothed & Totally Sober)

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From Harlan Cohen, the bestselling author of THE NAKED ROOMMATE: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run into in College, comes GETTING NAKED, an honest, hopeful guide to getting a date, falling in love—or lust—and finding happiness in love (and in life). With a simple 5-step approach to finding the love of your life, Harlan answers the most commonly asked questions from his sy ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published April 10th 2012)
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Jul 17, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Desperate for guidance, otherwise=little to no impact
Oh my goodness gracious, where in the world do I start?!?!

Let's see...I read this book in about 2 days...begrudgingly on Day 2 and because I felt obligated to finish it (I always read a book straight to the end, even if its terrible). It seemed to get longer and longer the closer I got to finishing. This book began with what seemed to be a lot of promise, but fell flat on its binding. Quite often during my reading, I thought "Which is sadder: The fact that this guy wrote the book..or the fact th
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A friend and I both read this book at the same time (we decided that summer 2012 was going to be about us trying to figure out this thing called dating), and I finished Getting Naked in two days. It is filled with my notes, and after day one of reading, I took one of Cohen's challenges, and it paid off. I am ready to try more of Cohen's challenges he suggested.

Cohen's book is filled with common sense ideas -- how about liking yourself before someone else likes you? Don't settle for a loser. Hav
Jul 09, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The problem with Google Play on Android is that it doesn't always tell you that the free book that you download is not the entire book. I liked the portion I downloaded enough to purchase a hard copy of the book.

Keep in mind I am not the biggest self-help book fan out there. I will say why this book works for me. Cohen uses a light, but well intentioned and well reasoned tone. In truth I had started some of the life practices that he recommends before I read the book. And, he has a couple of su
Rebecca Williams-Souki
Great dating advice no matter where you are in a relationship or out of one. As someone who is single I think the book gave great advice for putting yourself out there and taking risks. Also, acknowledging your part in the relationship troubles you face is something that not a lot of people like to discuss. I think this book is an amazing read that everyone should look at. Not everyone will agree to everything in it, like my friend who thinks knowing a lot about someone before you sleep with the ...more
Rachel Robinson
Jun 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is amazing! A fews of friends and I started to read as a joke but suddenly got really into it. The book is written very well, Cohen uses true stories and letters asking for advice to prove that this simple will work, in a funny, cleaver way. The information in the book is good valued and makes sense. Also, the layout of the book is in a logical order, there is only 5 step so it easy to remember. I love how many different angles he would present for every step. Also, there are links so ...more
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the best self-help books I've ever read! It's perfectly written, with lots of great advice and a major shift to your world view. The book deals heavily with our fear of rejection and how we view ourselves, especially in terms of the opposite sex. This is a great read for men or women, who are attempting to get back into the dating scene, or are simply having trouble forming relationships of any kind.
There's no bemoaning, or any "poor you"'s; just good, real-world advice that you
Sep 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I started reading this book because Harlan Cohen came to Northeastern and did a presentation. I didn't attend myself, but from what I heard, it appeared to be really interesting. I now really wish that I had gone! Mr. Cohen's book was kind of inspiring, but mostly it was like reading 300 pages of compliments. Getting Naked is a little bit more about accepting yourself and becoming attractive through interior, radiating beauty than it is about waving a magic wand and getting a boyfriend. It's abo ...more
May 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I came across this book at my local library. It was about to close and I grabbed the first book I saw that looked somewhat interesting.
I had no idea that in my hands was one of the best books I've read. This book is amazing. Harlan is so good at describing the process of dating and how to better your self as an individual. I couldn't put this book down! It helped me out quite a bit and opened up a whole new world.
I've already suggested it to some of my friends and I suggest you read it as well
Brittany Rouse
Jun 08, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Its a little painful to read. I "purchased" this on my Google Library, it was free, so I thought I'd try it out. I just didn't like the concept the author was going after, it was really disorganized and the thong reference was mentioned a lot, it started to get annoying. I usually read self-help books because I find them fun to read, but this one didn't seem to have that something special to it that a lot of other self-help books have.
Just like all relationship books, its really common sense packaged in different ways. I really liked how this one is packaged and it sort of changed the way I approach dating. May not resonate with some but I think it was an excellent jump off for hearing the relationship common sense advice.
Ashlin Edmisten
It had funny parts, but about three hours in I was done. I powered through.

Do these books ever cover new ground? It was okay, but not something I'd recommend to others.
I'm calling it on this one. I wasn't actually looking for dating advice I just wasn't in the mood to listen to a novel or biography and this was a recommendation from another book I read.
Jul 06, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-reads
It's all about being vulnerable, and open to love and acceptance, but not just from someone else, from yourself. Old truths presented provocatively to get new attention.
Sep 19, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was alright. it seemed interesting in the beginning but after awhile the author started repeating himself.
Colin Betts
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Would highly recommend to anyone struggling with dating and relationships, especially if the hardest part for you right now is finding someone!
Karen Smith
Pretty good read
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Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well-written, easy to read (or listen to, in my case), heart-felt, honest, helpful and inspiring.
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