The Bottom Line
Jenni Kosarin's fun new book He's Just Not in the Stars reminds me of that dating book from a while back called The Rules, but here you're getting the dating strategy for each Sun-Venus combo. Her references are familiar to all those raised on 80s television. On the Gemini man: "He has no problem turning the Love Boat around faster than Captain Steubing on speed."
Girl, if he's just not into you, it's simply because of the strange quirks and desires of his astrological make-up. This book will not only crack you up, the descriptions may save you a lot of time and heartache chasing after the wrong guy.
- Hilarious descriptions for each Sun and Venus combination.
- Spot-on info on his behavior as an "Ex" and how to handle him.
- Lots of celebrity examples with their relationship histories laid bare.
- Telling quotes about l'amour from the men themselves.
- There's no companion volume for men -- yet.
- It's written for the urbane, tv-watching, celebrity gossip-reading crowd. (not a con if this is You)
- Advice for the Mrs. Capricorn, Ex Ms. Capricorn, etc.
- Includes a Boyfriend Potential Rating for each sign and sign combo.
- Info on how he acts if he's into you and what he's really looking for in a woman.
- Each Zodiac sign comes with its own dictionary so you can speak his lingo.
- A cross-sample of male celebrity examples from Dan Aykroyd to Nostradamus to Rush Limbaugh. Includes the usual hotties, too.
Guide Review - Review: He's Just Not in the Stars
This book's cover is eye-candy, and I snatched it up at the local library as soon as I saw it. Jenni Kosarin is a NYC sex columnist and "love astrology expert," and her writing strips away the fluff, niceties and nuances. What's left is a sharp analysis rooted in the absurd environment of popular culture that will keep you laughing because it's just all so true.
Reading the book is like having that lovable gay male friend on hand -- the one that skewers his own gender by poking fun, and who never lets them off the hook like we women do. Let's face it, sometimes we women toss up gossamer veils of illusion to avoid what we don't want to see, like disinterest or just bad behavior. Sometimes it's hard to accept that the object of our devotion is a player, egomaniac, flaky flip-flopper, immature man-child, etc.
But Kosarin writes like someone that has "been there, done that" who has many pearls of acerbic wisdom to share. She's not going to hold your hand through the denial period -- she's here to give it to you straight and let you decide your own course of action.
He's Just Not in Your Stars can be the dating girl's "little pink book." The more astrologically astute can enjoy it, too, since you can add up the other planets in your mind's eye. The book is not an in-depth relationship astrology guide. These are character sketches that may not be the whole story, but speak a kind of truth on their own. It's a guilty pleasure that is entertaining as well as chock-full of advice on how to win the man of your dreams -- and leave the rest alone!