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Written for cavemen and eight year-olds.
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2019
I read this book in half an hour. I should have recycled it after the first ten pages, but I thought...there has to be SOMETHING worthwhile in here. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of "good" tips, but it's all so bland and unspecific that you get the feeling Dave Perrotta has never actually talked to a woman (or even another human being) in his entire life.
If I had to pick one word to describe Conversation Casanova it would be "filler." The "paragraphs" are mostly 1–2 lines, which makes it seem like the target audience is either cavemen or eight year-olds with 7-second attention spans. Basically, imagine a college student tried to write a book on dating the night before it was supposed to be published, summarized 50 different comment threads from Reddit, and spaced everything out to make 10 pages look like 200.
A few examples...
p90: "...at one point the French colonized Vietnam...Oh really? Well I'd like to colonize you." Does anyone REALLY need to be told that this isn't effective communication?
p110: "A Boston girl, huh? So you're not familiar with the letter r?" Does anyone even talk like this?
p39–40: "A Man With Purpose." Gee...this sounds important. I bet it'll be a big part of the book...oh, two pages. Hmm...