Dear Michelle Valentine,

What are your recommendations for good-reading “dating and relationship” books?


Dear Melinda,

Here’s a list of wonderful dating, love, relationship, and self-help books that I have read (and still use for reference for my “Dear Michelle Valentine” advice columns):

  • How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You” by Leil Lowndes


  • How to Make a Man Fall in Love with You” by Tracy Cabot


  • Playing the Personals” by Claudia Beakman & Karla Dougherty


  • Dates for Greats” by Doris Chelmow & Harold Rand


  • Romance 101; 1001 More Ways to be Romantic” by Gregory Godek


  • Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” by John Gray


  • Men are from Detroit, Women are from Paris” cartoons by Women, edited by Roz Warren


  • 101 Reasons Why a Cat is Better than a Man” by Allia Zobel



Dear Reader:

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With so much love and appreciation,


Michelle Valentine