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1190906626Last night, Channel 7 had a segment with Tewksbury native Steve Santagati, author of The Manual: A True Bad Boy Explains How Men Think, Date, and Mate–and What Women Can Do to Come Out on Top. The conceit is that Santagati will save two local women from spinsterhood by tarting them up and teaching them how to talk to men.

Santagati’s advice is not exactly revolutionary. Basically, he advises two cute Boston lasses to well, we’ll let him explain:

“[If] you have to leave the house, you have to run a day to day chore, if you will, why not just throw on something that looks half decent instead of being a schlump. Go out there looking a little provocative. . . . You have to dress a certain way, because there are certain things that men will notice. And that doesn’t mean that you have to be cheap.”

Oh, as long as you don’t have to be cheap. Looking cheap is OK. Got it.

You know Sarah, you’ve got the hair. You’ve got that nice, clean, Wellesley/conservative look down. Now we’re gonna make it a little naughty so these guys pay attention. . . . Yea, now you know what he wants.”


After Santagati’s harem is sufficiently “dressed,” he takes them to a Lowe’s to meet the men of their dreams. If you only read the transcript, it seems like a pretty raunchy affair:

Jocelyn Mcphee
“Is this the best type of cocking they have in the store the GE?”

“Yes, I think so.”

The word is CAULKING. It’s very different. It’s even more uncomfortable when you watch the segment, since 29-year-old Jocelyn and 24-year-old Sarah are hitting on men who are easily old enough to be their fathers. When Santagati swoops in to explain what the women did correctly, the men seem afraid they’re on a special about predators.

The segment is worth a view, however, if only for Frances Rivera’s incredibly disgusted expression when the story ends. Word, Frances.