Picks and Pans Review: Advanced Sex Tips for Girls

updated 03/04/2002 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/04/2002 AT 01:00 AM EST

By Cynthia Heimel

Fire your shrink. And maybe cancel your HBO subscription. Who needs Sex and the City when you have Heimel's wickedly hilarious essays on the mating game? In a sequel to 1983's bestseller Sex Tips for Girls, Heimel tells how to dump a guy ("What are answering machines for if not to break up with people who bore you?") and lists types to avoid ("He's bald, yet has a ponytail").

To get inside the male brain, Heimel even tests testosterone by wearing a pharmaceutical patch for two days ("The beer bored me, but the football game was entirely interesting"). It's all snappy fun, a book for days when "you can't decide whether to shoot yourself or have a pedicure." (Simon & Schuster, $22)

Bottom Line: Dishy advice for the lust lorn

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