Shawn’s Books

Somehow I have ended up writing a few books. I try to make them entertaining, well-researched, and practical. (But I’m not making any promises.) Join me over at goodreads, won’t you?

The Practical Guide to Men
The Practical Guide to Men: How to Spot the Hidden Traits of Good Men and Great Relationships aims to help women weed out the wrong men and find the right ones. Do you know the three pillars of a good, relationship-ready man? Have you used the 12-point man inspection? Don’t waste years with the wrong guy when the right one is searching for you. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and anywhere great books are sold.


Surviving Aggressive People, 2nd Edition
Surviving Aggressive People is in its 2nd edition, and I don’t mind saying it’s my pride and joy. It’s even endorsed by Dr. Stanton Samenow, one of the great thinkers and clinicians regarding criminal behavior. Surviving Aggressive People is full of wisdom from people smarter than me. I’ll show you their peaceful responses to both opportunistic and bullying hostility, as well as criminal and predatory aggression. Available at AmazonBarnes & Noble, and anywhere great books are sold.

The User’s Guide to the Human Mind is about living with the mind when the mind is driving us crazy. Here’s my bias about human minds: even when they seem to be working against us, they are almost always trying to help. Rather than fighting against it, it is possible to notice what the mind is doing, appreciate the beauty of it (or at least appreciate the survival value of it), and live as we wish. This one has been translated into about 10 languages. Available at Amazon or Barnes & Noble, and elsewhere.

The Women’s Guide to How Men Think flies under the radar but gets consistently good reviews. The publisher’s description seems apt: “…a practical, humorous, yet compassionate guide for women who want to learn the secrets of the elusive male mind. With author Shawn Smith’s trademark humor, you’ll come to understand why men think and see the world the way they do, and how to work with men to cultivate understanding and communication in relationships.” It even comes in Spanish! Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and elsewhere