Not Good, But Great, February 16, 2001
Reviewer: A reader from Akron, Ohio
I'm a marriage counselor and am always looking for material to recommend to my clients. Unfortunately, most of the books of this nature fall way short of being able to give my professional recommendation.
A lot of couples that I work with are in trouble because of their skewed view of romance. So many couples have tremendous debt that strains their marriage and many of the books I read only increase that problem with suggestions of cruises, exotic flowers and jewelry. Michael Webb has the right approach with his hundreds of ideas that are heartfelt, yet don't cost a lot of money. So many men in my practice tell me that they cant afford to be romantic. They are already maxed out on their cards. This book shatters the myth than romance must cost an arm and a leg.
What I like most about this book is that the ideas show and inspire couples to be romantic in ways that are meaningful to their relationship. Too much romance out there is too generic -- bought right off the drugstore counter. Michael's ideas and suggestions bring a deeper level of intimacy that can enrich even the most loving of marriages.
While this book will give you hundreds of ideas (more than you could ever possibly need), more importantly, it will inspire and teach you how to come up with your own inventive and sincere ways of expressing your love. You don't just give a starving man a fish, you teach him how to fish. The RoMANtic's Guide doesn't just give romantically challenged people ideas, it provides them with resources and knowledge to become a changed man or woman.
I can without any hesitation recommend this book. It is far more useful than almost any book I've read written by guys with "Dr." in their title. This is coming from a guy who has two of those degrees.
Buy the book and be prepared to live a lifetime of love.