The genius of this book is its simplicity. No waffle, no padding, no half-baked suggestions. Anne Marie has used the straight forward tools offered here in her practice and on TV with great success. This book is thought provoking, with an edgy, engaging style and, although written with compassion, pulls no punches. Doormat nor diva be is easy to read and practical rather than conceptual. Doormat nor diva be combines the candid self-help teachings of He's Just Not That Into You with the fictional style of Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City. Doormat nor diva be introduces empowering strategies for successful relationships, including: ways to rediscover yourself as a woman of substance; assertive, effective communication skills; how to say no with confidence and ease and how to overcome neediness and insecurity.