Subtitled: A Riotous Run-Down on the Male of the Species, this provides aid and comfort for dubious daters. The author has evidently dated all types and her book is an opinionated, personal account that aims at laughter in the determined pursuit of love. Beginning at the pitfalls of adolescent encounters with the male animal, trekking through blind-date territory and arriving at the big date with ""A PROFESSIONAL MAN"", the main message is -- grin and bear it. This is how Miss Lang handled them, what she thought, said and did. She always came up smiling.