MAE WEST was one of history's most phenomenal enchantresses, says Ellen T. White. In her new book — — "Simply Irresistible: Unleash Your Inner Siren and Mesmerize Any Man, With Help from the Most Famous and Infamous Women in History" [Running Press, 2007] — — White maintains that each one of us has it in us to be irresistible to the opposite sex, no matter what your shape, size, age or personality.
• • A Siren, White explains, is a woman men get excited by — — on a sexual level and on other levels, too.
• • In her book, she profiles some of history's most phenomenal enchantresses, including MAE WEST, Cleopatra, Evita Peron, and Nicole Kidman, to name just a few, and how exactly they were able to make men stop in their tracks and beg for their attention, or mercy, depending on the Siren.
• • In case you did not know, there are five types of Sirens. Ellen White, who is also the managing editor of the New York Public Library, classified them like this: The Goddess, the Companion, the Sex Kitten, the Competitor, and the Mother. According to the author, each type of Siren has a special "song" that mesmerizes men.
• • Example: the ever-elusive Goddess entraps admirers by playing hard to get; the Mother captures a man's heart through her uncanny ability to provide him with what he needs emotionally, physically, sexually; the Competitor awakens a man's primal desire to conquer or tame; the Companion satisfies the human need to connect.
• • Maybe Mae West was the Sex Kitten type.
• • Anyway, "Each of these archetypes fulfill some sort of male need or dream," Ellen White notes.
• • All Sirens have three key characteristics — — and each one describes the Brooklyn bombshell perfectly.
• • White explains: First, these seductresses have an unwavering confidence in their very special ability to charm men, and it is that kind of attitude that makes them even more appealing. Second, they absolutely love men and never view them as the enemy. Finally, they embrace life and make the most of their circumstances, which means they are doers, not complainers.
• • Author Ellen T. White was interviewed by Elise McIntosh, Staten Island Advance Staff Writer. This information is extracted from that article.
• • Published in: The Staten Island Advance — — www.silive.com
• • Byline: Elise McIntosh
• • Published on: Tuesday — 12 February 2008
• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
• • Photo: • • Mae West • • 1935 • •