Recommended Reading

Books you’ll dig!

Anything you want to learn is in a book…

Books by Karen Jones:

Men are Great: How to Build a Relationship that Brings out the Best in Both of You.  To buy, click here.  To find out more, click here.

The Surefire Guide to Getting What You Need From Men.  Learn how to get what you need from men.  For more info, click here.

Ask the Coach – Women’s Relationship Questions Answered.  This is a compilation of two years of the Ask the Coach newsletters, and contains 34 questions – and answers – to women’s most pressing issues with men.  For more info, click here.

Note: click on the title of the book you want, and you’ll be taken directly to Amazon.

General Interest

Embracing Your Father – How to Build the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted With Your Dad by Linda Nielsen, Ph.D.  This book will help any woman who wants to heal her “stuff” with her father.

Happy for No Reason, by Marci Shimoff.  A fabulous read! (She was on “The Secret” video…) Worth it!

Seducing the Boys Club” by Nina DiSesa.  This is a great read.  Learn what one very successful woman did to navigate the male-dominated world of advertising – and have men be some of her biggest supports on her climb to the top!  Very fun, and packed with valuable tips and coaching.

The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life by John Assaraf.  A great book to teach the powerful principles of how to work with the mind to create the life we want.

Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting by Lynn Grabhorn.  This book will help you understand, and work with, the Law of Attraction in creating the life you really want.

Write it Down, Make it Happen by Henriette Klauser.  Great ideas and exercises for keeping yourself connected to, and attracting, what you desire.

What Men Really Want by Herb Goldberg, Ph.D.  This one is a must-read.  Excellent insight into men.

Feel the Fear And Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.  One of the first personal development books I ever read, and it is still, in my opinion, one of the best tools to help you in being able to, as it states, “feel the fear and do it anyway”.

A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson. A wonderful reminder of the power, and importance, of staying connected to what matters.

Men Like Women Who Like Themselves by Steven Carter and Julia Sokol.  From the authors of “What Smart Women Know”, a good resource for learning more about what works with men, and why.

Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks.  If you want to get a very clear connection to the power of the Law of Attraction, these two people have been the pre-eminent sources of information and guidance.

Your Heart Knows the Answer by Gail Harris.  This is a wonderful book full of gentle, compassionate guidance – and has great exercises – to help you get in touch with the intuitive, wise inner you.

The Millionaire Course by Marc Allen.  A great spiritual guide to creating exactly the life you want – without becoming a stress case.  A fabulous book – easily one of my faves in recent memory.

Want a man

This is my recommended reading list for the single gal. Click on the title of the book you want, and you will go directly to so you can read more about it, and then order it, if you like it.

Mars and Venus on a Date by John Gray
This is a great book for getting specific guidance about how to be most successful at dating, from a man’s perspective.

Keeping the Love You Find by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
This is the single woman’s version of the very popular and fabulous “Getting the Love You Want”, a book that has been helping couples be successful for many years.  This book is a must if you want to figure out what your patterns are in mate selection, and how to turn them into a healing journey.

Virtual Foreplay: Making Your Online Relationship a Success by Eve Eschner Hogan
This will help you navigate the online dating scene successfully.

The Surrendered Single by Laura Doyle
Although you may find yourself resisting some of her advice, it works.

Finding the Love of Your Life by Neil Clark Warren, Ph.D.
Founder of, this man will give you advice about how to, as the title says, find the love of your life.

Men are Like Fish by Steve Nakamoto
He’ll tell it to you straight, from a man’s point of view.  He’s the “Answer Man” on iVillage, by the way.

Are You The One For Me? by Barbara DeAngelis, Ph.D.
This book is very helpful for discovering old negative patterns in relationships with men, and contains exercises and other tools to help you get beyond them.

Got a Man

This is my recommended reading list for married or involved gals.  Click on the title of the book you want, and you will go directly to so you can read more about it, and then order it, if you like it.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman, Ph.D.
Excellent, simple and clear; how to have the best marriage possible.  I highly recommend it.

Getting to “I Do” by Patricia Allen and Sandra Harmon
Very helpful in guiding you through deepening your relationship, and understanding what will make him most responsive to you.

Why Men Marry Some Women and Not Others by John T. Molloy
Lots of research about what makes men commit.  Interesting material.

Women Men Love – Women Men Leave by Drs. Connell Cowan & Melvyn Kinder
This is one of the best books I’ve ever read for getting clear perspective and information about what makes men ready and willing to commit.

Mars and Venus Together Forever by John Gray, Ph.D.
All about how to create and sustain the kind of relationship you really want to have with your man.

Passionate Marriage by David Schnarch, Ph.D.
Excellent guidance for creating a deeper, more intimate connection with your husband.

The Sex-Starved Marriage by Michele Weiner-Davis
This therapist has some great perspective, and help, for anyone finding their sex life is not as satisfying as they would like.

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last by John Gottman, Ph.D.
This is a great resource for anyone that wants to make sure their marriage is on the most solid foundation possible for a lasting marriage.

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands by Dr. Laura Schlessinger
You either like this woman, or you don’t, but there is some very sound advice in this book.

Smart Couples Finish Rich by David Bach
This book helps couples deal with finances, and communicating effectively, in order to create the future you want, while enjoying the present.

Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
This is one of the best books I’ve ever read about creating a deep understanding of each other, and concrete ways to get closer and more intimate.


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