I think this book just basically reinforces all those qualities about men that we, as women (I guess I'm speaking to the women readers here), have always known. At times I thought Dave Barry got almost a little too sarcastic or was trying too hard to be funny, but it was still an overall good read. And I guess I had to pause & think, and then totally agree, that he does have a good point in that almost every single act of violence in the world is instigated by someone of the male species. Women just generally aren't very violent, are they? But men seem to have this underlying drive to be such. Makes you think.
There are also some passages that are so eerily realistic, and so intimate, in their depiction of the guy psyche, that they read more like a documentary than a humorous editorial. You can almost imagine David Attenborough crouching down in the corner of the men's room, whispering, "Here we see the males of the species gathering to dispense of liquid waste at a row of urinals, but if you think their choice of urinal location is careless, you'd be wrong...." There really is a detailed explanation of urinal etiquette that is dead on the mark for accuracy.
As always, the foibles are presented in a good-natured way which both the guilty and innocent should equally enjoy. This book can also be a good ego booster, since every man should be able to find at least one passage where he can say "At least I never did that!"
hickgal - reviewed Dave Barry's Guide to Guys (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on
Dave Barry is hilarious and this audio book about "guys" did not disappoint. I listened to it during my commute to work and laughed out loud so many times. If you like humorous audio books and you don't mind that people stare at you while you're stuck in traffic laughing hysterically I highly recommend this one.
Hilarious. Natch: Dave Barry always is. Here you will learn all about guys. Why guys prefer to believe there is no such thing as a "prostate." Why guys cannot simultaneously think and look at breasts. And what is it with that scratching?