A couple months ago I excerpted a chapter from Father Fiction about what women are looking for in men. Honestly, when I wrote that chapter, I wanted to write an entire book on the subject. I’m 38 now and it’s not that I’ve figured out much, but if I could go back in time to my early twenties and explain a few things I’d have saved myself a lot of trouble. So today I was moving books to a new bookshelf and I came across my friend Steven Simpson’s book What Women Wish You Knew About Dating. Steve is a psychology professor at Fuller in Southern California and he and I skype sometimes daydreaming about projects. But I hadn’t read his book. Taking a break from moving books, I sat down and read a chapter, and then another, and quickly discovered Steve had already written the book I wish I’d read when I was twenty.
If you don’t like formula books, or books that are overly spiritual (good, practical advice with language and scripture passages that seem like they are placed to pacify church people rather than actually enlighten us about a text) then you’ll like Steve’s book.
I won’t say too much more, but please, if you are a single guy in your twenties, just buy the book today and read it as soon as possible. You’ll be glad you did.
Thanks for sending the book, Steve. Sorry it took me a couple months to finally read it. Where were you when I was twenty, friend?