Picks and Pans Review: The Sistahs' Rules

UPDATED 09/22/1997 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 09/22/1997 at 01:00 AM EDT

by Denene Millner

The latest entry in the "how-to-get-a-man" sweeps is this often hilarious guide, subtitled Secrets for Meeting, Getting, and Keeping a Good Black Man. Much like (but definitely not interchangeable with) The Rules, last year's controversial must-have for the SWF set, this one offers a money-back guarantee to readers trying to land Brother Mr. Right.

The fail-safe formula engineered by Eve to keep Adam—"You're the man, honey, you're bigger than God" or "Here, have an apple"—hasn't been improved upon, but Millner, recently wed to a Brother Mr. Right, has modified it. Feeding and flattering are still core strategies, but young sistahs are urged to be aggressive: "Waiting three days to return a brother's phone call will get a sistah nothing more than a warm spot on the couch by herself with a bag of chips and the remote."

Millner's choice advice is mainly commonsensical—you'll recognize everything your mama told you. But if not satisfied, you can always return the book and dump the man. (Quill, paper, $9.95)

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