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Most dating books are written for women-what a mistake that is. Women know how to date. . .it's men who need the help! At last: a blithe, bold, and bawdy guide to building a better boyfriend.
At some point, every guy-player, geek, mama's boy, "regular Joe"-meets a woman who makes him want to be a boyfriend. A good boyfriend. Problem is, unless he's had some first-rate training (by a previous girlfriend, a sister, a mom), he probably doesn't even know what that means. Felicity Huffman and Patricia Wolff come to the rescue with a rollicking and whip-smart handbook to navigating the minefield of male-female relationships.
Directed at men (though, of course, it's women who'll buy it, then leave it at their boyfriends' places-accidentally on purpose), A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend lays out the manly steps involved in becoming a good boyfriend while still maintaining guy-dignity. It covers issue like:
-Who decides when you become a boyfriend? (Answer: She does) -How to look like you're listening, even when you're not (If you're busted, just say "You're so pretty, I'm distracted")
-Ten things never to say on the first date (#4: "I just did that to freak you out")
-Finding the middle ground between too cool (think third grade) and too eager (think surprise visits)
-Why becoming a good boyfriend is a lot like training for the A-Team.
Filled with humor, ribaldry, common sense, and assorted outdoor skills, A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend is the next dating guide to dominate the bestseller lists.
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Felicity Huffman won an Emmy in 2005 for her performance on "Desperate Housewives", and a Golden Globe in 2006 for her lead role in the film "Transamerica." She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor/director William H. Macy, and their children.From AudioFile:
Does it take a Desperate Housewife (Huffman) and a theatrical producer (Wolff) to save potential and current boyfriends from themselves? Perhaps. In this blunt and funny primer for clueless males, narrator Shelley Frasier delivers the sometimes bawdy, irreverent, and even gross content without a hitch. The work is intended mostly for the All-American male--one who wouldnt touch chardonnay or quiche, who is basically incapable of a trace of suaveness or intellectualism, and who is stuck in a post-frat-house mentality. Still, there are some truths that every male can use in his relationships, though feminists may cringe at the traditional gender positioning the authors assume. But if one takes it in the spirit intended, this handbook is a fun romp through meat-and-potatoes American love. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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