Monday, September 13, 2010

Is this on the up-and-up? Or is he dicking us around? *

Here's a new book that caught my eye. Look, I'm all for helping guys get it up/on. But I have to be skeptical about this book's promise: Is the good doctor really going to help you "treat" your erectile problem at home via "appropriate self-help measures"? In other words, is the final solution in the book? Or is he merely providing a wealth of information about your problem, thereby enabling you to have a more productive conversation with the person who actually will correct the problem (like, say, some urologist, one of which he happens to be)? If it's the latterand though I haven't read the book, I tend to think it mostly is, based on the bulk of what he says in his releasethen both the release and the book's title are misleading. I'm not saying the book is useless. I'm saying that a more truthful, appropriate title might be "Everything You Need to Know About Erectile Dysfunction." Not quite as catchy or marketable, huh?

So we're back to
the same-old-same-old: 5 Keys or 7 Habits or The Secret or The Pow-errrrr turn out in the end to be little more than general-purpose observations that can't really be depended on to fix anything for any specific buyer/user, and often leave you right back where you started, except perhaps a little poorer, albeit with a bit more clarity about precisely what's wrong.

Gotta love that cover art, though.

By the way, doc, if you're out there reading this, feel free to correct me if I'm miscasting your work. Just tell me straight-up.

* Apologies for the sophomoric humor. In my defense, I just watched Anchorman again the other night.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interest in this topic is mounting all the time!

Steve Salerno said...

Sigh. OK...I guess I had that one...cum-ing?

Cosmic Connie said...

A better title for this book might be "Rules of Engorgement."

Steve Salerno said...

CosCon: Hmm. And you seem so...dignified. :)

RevRon's Rants said...

All things in moderation, Steve... including dignity! Professional integrity demands that a good writer get to the "root" of an issue, unbridled by the inhibitions of propriety or public persona. By approaching a topic thusly unencumbered, one is able to rise to readers' demands, and upon reading the completed piece, leaves those readers passionate hunger for information thoroughly sated.

I need a cigarette...

Steve Salerno said...

Rev: Thank you for that penetrating commentary.

NormDPlume said...

This post has been around for two days, and nobody has pointed out that your flaccid conjecture may have prematurely shot off a sequitur without a proper penetration of the thrust of this opus(s); resulting with a sticky mess on your hands.

Steve Salerno said...

NDP: Wow. That's--pretty bad. But I guess I have to admit, I gave you the opening...