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T.C. Robson - reviewed A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend: For Every Guy Who Wants to Be One/For Every Girl Who Wants to Build One on + 147 more book reviews
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This is an informative book if there ever was one.
As a woman - okay...'young lady', if you can gag that down - I figured most things in this book I would be nodding to, like the emotional ups-and-downs that we females tackle that start when we come from the womb (sure, you blame our crying on our being born - it was a mood swing, I'll bet my savings on it). However, I encountered some facts about us that even I had never realized (we really do have cheating radars). And, well...I won't even start on the sex chapter.
Desperate Housewive Felicity Huffman brings her and movie producer Patricia Wolff's relationship smarts to the table in A Practical Handbook For The Boyfriend, an early 2007 release that, I'm sure, many girlfriend-hunting men scooped up upon release. Its quite humorous adages and true-to-a-T advice may have some men with unsown oats running for the rafters; other more committing guys may find its discoveries helpful and even relatable.
Any man looking for tips regarding inexpensive dates (picnic and, believe it or not, the video-game arcade are choices), fights over the television remote (compromise is key), the proper undergarments (boxers, always boxers), and ways to handle those annoying little habits of hers (patience, dear heart) will find this to be a good book to hide under the mattress (it's great you're looking for advice, but you don't want to admit you're consulting a Desperate Housewive, do you?).
I found this to be a particularly insightful read as a person of the female gender. The only problem I saw was that I began comparing myself to the general woman of description in the book (electronics do not baffle me, thank you very much). But, it was good to know that I am among a vast majority (99.9999997%) of 'complicated' women, with varying emotions and feelings caused by a variety of factors (the 'monthly visitor' included).
"Smug Marrieds" and "Singletons" (thanks, Bridget Jones) alike will find this to be a satisfying book and it may even help you find out whether the one lying next to you sound asleep in bed with his mouth serving as a fly catcher truly is the one that should be there.