Monday, June 23, 2008

The Chronicles of a Gentleman (The Untold Truth)

by Leroy Sanders
Aardvark Global Publishing
Paperback, $12.95
68 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4276-2062-0

Book Review by Kam Williams

“I’m here to show you a few things that will enable you to have any woman you desire. Race creed and color don’t matter. It’s not complicated… I will show you exactly what to say and what not to say. I will also show you how to approach a woman confidently. I will even show you how to deal effectively with women that have attitudes
While it’s a given that women are not meant to be understood, there are some rules that apply to all women, no matter what race or age group they fall in… In the chapters ahead, I will outline the rules and their importance…
Do not mistake the contents of this book. It’s not meant to teach men how to be layers… My goal is to help men gain a better understanding about the opposite sex, thus allowing them to establish more fruitful relationships.”
-- Excerpted from the Introduction (page i-ii)

Are you a single guy who hasn’t had much luck with ladies? If so, and you’re looking to change your fortunes in a big way, you might like to read The Chronicles of a Gentleman (The Untold Truth) by Leroy Sanders. You might also want to read this book if you’re a single woman and concerned about what types of games guys are running nowadays to get you in bed. In fact, this book is so entertaining I recommend it heartily to anyone just for the laughs. Anyone over 18, that is, because love guru Sanders is prone to peppering his sage sex advice with plenty of salty language.
In the most colorful prose I’ve encountered in years, the author breaks it down in plain language the average street thug can understand. He has five ground rules which must be followed to get your girl, namely, “Always remain a gentleman, learn how to pay attention to a woman, never compare her to another woman, be a man of your word, and never tell a lie.”
While these basic tenets sound simple enough, it is Leroy’s elucidation on each which is nothing short of jaw dropping. On the importance of good hygiene: “How can you expect a woman to take her clothes off and let you touch her if your ass stinks?” On how to pick up a woman at a nightclub: Do not talk about or to her breasts. I don’t care how big them [t-words] are. Look in her eyes.”
Although he curses constantly in this raunchy how-to tome, Mr. Sanders warns, ”Do not curse. Women do not like a man with a foul mouth.” He goes on to suggest getting to know the object of your affection because “if you really want to get this woman then you must tap into her soul before you can worry about tapping that ass.” As for bringing a female back to your crib, he warns that “you better make sure moms ain’t home if you live in your momma’s basement.”
And does Harlem-born Leroy the lover’s system work? Well, I suppose you can’t argue with success, since he and his two sons have recently moved from New York to Atlanta to live with his fiancĂ©e.
In conclusion, The Chronicles of a Gentleman might be severely lacking in terms of charm and sophistication, but still earns an A for its earthiness and non-stop humor. Just consider its grooming checklist which includes: “Did you bathe?” “Is your breath fresh?” “Did you put baby powder on your nuts?”
Not exactly a manual designed with metrosexuals in mind.

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