Exactly how indispensable is questionable. But if the reader is a ""sex-seeking"" bachelor -- the advice centers on scoring fast, often, and effectively -- this might be worth a quickie glance. Gillette (who writes fast, often, and eclectically -- depression, vasectomy, etc.) proffers suggestions on choosing and furnishing the ""pad,"" from lighting and cultural appurtenances (lists of books and so on provided for the uncertain), to the desideratum (no word on water beds but ""I recommend a double bed or a larger one, if room permits""). The rest mostly concerns the swingle dude as warp and wolf -- how and what to cook (recipes, menus), ways to break the ice (""inhibition-shedders"" or strip-poker type games), with panty-sized sections ""on the town,"" ""great date ideas"" (perhaps a ""T-shirt contest"" -- ""If she wears nothing under the T-shirt, she gets added points. If she takes the T-shirt off, more points. You get the idea""), alphabetical ""entries from my sexual notebooks,"" where to go to meet the chicks (from Acapulco to Zurs, Austria) and how to get there. Containing many 'excerpts from the Playboy advisor -- the Hefner philosophy laid bare.