Get a Life, Then Get a Man, By Jennifer Bawden 
(Plume paperback, $12.95)

Have you ever wondered who designs the dresses that models fall out of on the cover of Cosmopolitan? Ms. Bawden, for one. The former model, who offeres personal coaching as a sideline, says a worthwhile relationship starts with yourself. "Before you turn your thoughts to finding a man, focus on developing your goals and your friendships," she says. Then go where the men are. "Instead of waiting to be hunted, be a huntress," she says. You'll find more particulars at her Web site,