The Art of Kissing
The Art of Kissing
Author - William Cane
Publishing Date - 2004
Type - Book / Video
Genre - K-Close
Length - 224 Pages / 90 Minutes
Readability - Easy (Moves very quick)
About the Author - Known by the pen name of William Cane, Michael Christian is a writer and image consultant. He is best known for his international best seller, The Art of Kissing, which continues to be a focal point of his career. Currently he is the president of Manhattan Makeovers.
Summary - William Cane's bestseller addresses the large problem of terrible kissers. Readers and viewers are educated in many different kinds of kisses to create variety and change up their intimate moments.
I first decided to pick up this book when I read about all of the different kinds of kisses that could be learned from it. In the end, I was left feeling I gained nothing from it.
Some of these are just plain stupid, like the static electricity, the music, and the customer famed Trobriand Island kiss. For those of you who are wondering, the Trobriand Island Kiss is where you try to nibble and suck on the person's eyelashes. I would definitely not want somebody to nibble on my eyelashes.
In addition to being stupid, some of them omit important information, which makes them dangerous and susceptible to backfire. Don't ever bite on a girl's ear, or any other appendage for that matter.
Given all of the negatives said, it does have its positives. They do talk about the most effective kinds of kisses, and they decently cover how to work your way up to a kiss close. The section on French Kissing is extremely thorough and helps audiences to understand what not to do.
If there is any kiss that I would have to choose the vacuum kiss. It definitely looks good, and it's one of those kisses that will literally leave your partner breathless.
Score: 4 out of 7
Cane's work is decent, but not phenomenal. There is a lot of incorrect / missing information, and even AFCs might not find much to learn from this. However, there are a few bits that are good, and it is easy to follow and absorb.
"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time." - Malcolm X