He's Just Not Into You is the book I never wanted to read and perhaps never will. My sister brought it home and left it on the coffee table (hint hint)…So here is an excerpt of what I have read. So far, it SEEMS like a real humdinger of a page-turner & is written by greg behrendt and liz tuccillo. I may go further or may not, but this was interesting:
"Look, I am not a doctor, neither real nor imagined. But I am an expert that should be listened to because of one very important thing: I'm a guy–a guy that has had his fair share of relationships and is willing to come clean about his behavior in them. Because I'm a guy, I know how a guy thinks, feels, acts, and it's my responsibility to tell you who we really are…
When a guy is into you, he let's you know it. He calls, he shows up, he wants to meet your friends, he can't keep his eyes or hands off of you, and when it's time to have sex, he's more than overjoyed to oblige. I don't care if he's starting his new job as president of the United States the next morning at 0400 (that's 4 A.M. ladies!). He's coming up!
Men are not complicated, although we'd like you to think we are, as in 'Things are really crazy right now. I've just got a ton of shit going on.' We are driven by sex, although we'd like to pretend otherwise: 'What? No I was totally listening.' And sadly (and most embarrassingly) we would rather lose an arm out a city bus window than tell you simply, "You're not the one." But the fact remains, even though we may not be saying it, we are absolutely showing you all the time. If a dude isn't call you when he says he will, or making sure you know that he's dating you, then you already have your answer. Stop making excuses for him. He's just not that into you."
This excerpt was clearly from the male author. I do like his rationale: I am a guy, therefore I am right. Apparently he is straight. I would elect him for homofication, but do not know what he looks like. Judgment reserved for future date.
Yes, it's geared to straight women but I think there is something in here all genders and sexualities can relate to.
I, for example, am attracted to uncommunicative losers who are incapable of talking to me about things that matter to them, but will talk about those things to everyone else they know. Why this is, I do not know. This book has a long chapter on such things, but I haven't read it yet. I'm sure I will snort out loud at its hilarity and learn nothing that I can apply to my life. And then go out and meet another asshole on Friday night. Life is delicious and nutritious and circlicious. Do not let this book lead you to think otherwise.
The following slipped by me somehow on Halloween. Papa sent it to me. He's a funny guy.