Sunday, 28 February 2010
Talk About F. Scott Fitzgerald
It's a fallacy that most women today are just interested in fast cars and even faster men.
As my grouchy (but wise) Uncle Max would say, "WRONG, KIDDO!"
Have you noticed the attention that Oprah's Book Club has been getting lately? And we ain't just talking about Harlequin Romances either.
Women today are college educated. Which means that they like to know that their potential-man-to-be knows his books.
For example, approaching a gal in your local Starbucks like this is guaranteed FAILURE:
YOU: Hey baby, what's shaking?
HER (rolling eyes): Whatever.
Whereas, if you're looking for the right side of paradise, to find how tender that night can be, try:
YOU: Yes, Gatsby believed in the green light, that orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter -- tomorrow, we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther...
HER (interupting, inflamed): So we beat on, boats against the current!
And don't be afraid to be too direct:
YOU: Honey, I've got a diamond as big as the Ritz.
HER (perking up): Oh, really?
Hey, if it worked great for the man itself (of course, it helped to graduate from Princeton), think of what it can do for you.
Now time to hit the library.... and get cracking!