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Guys Are Waffles, Girls Are Spaghetti

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Very real book

I went to this book thinking that it was going to help me with understanding girls and all that but it really went beond my expectations i am a guy and this guy speaks for an all teen girls tour but this book is for both guys and girls. you wont be disepointed when you ...
I went to this book thinking that it was going to help me with understanding girls and all that but it really went beond my expectations i am a guy and this guy speaks for an all teen girls tour but this book is for both guys and girls. you wont be disepointed when you read this book It is really funny also you'll read it and go twords the opposite sex and be able to understand them better. READ IT YOU WILL NOT BE DISIPOINTED!!!!!!!

posted by Timaplphdog on April 22, 2010

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Lost my appetite.

I was really hopeful this book would be a fun, smart look at the differences between boys and girls, instead, it's a rather sterotypical look at boys vs. girls, mars vs. venus and now, spagetti vs. waffles.

Summing up the book in a few short phrases: boys like to be ...
I was really hopeful this book would be a fun, smart look at the differences between boys and girls, instead, it's a rather sterotypical look at boys vs. girls, mars vs. venus and now, spagetti vs. waffles.

Summing up the book in a few short phrases: boys like to be smelly, are competitive, truly do not understand girls and like to focus on one thing (here is where the waffle analgogy comes in). They have individual "boxes" just like waffles, where they spend their time and they dislike switching from box to box, instead they prefer to concentrate on one thing at a time.

Now, for the girls. They are like spagetti, everything is intertwined, so they can begin on one topic and find themselves ending up on a completely different subject because everything is so connected. They can also multitask because they are not limited by "boxes", they have the complete freedom of a whole plate of noodles. This is why they talk so much and confound boys. This is also why they are so difficult to understand, since they do not concentrate on the facts, but feelings.

Sound a little bit sexist? It did to me, but then again I am a mom.
Though there might be the obvious truth to the fact that boys and girls think and act differently, it felt a little too generalized for me and most certainly slanted to a guy's point of view.

The book also has too many unpleasant religious aspects in my opinion. I am a Christian and have no issue with presenting good, clean facts to address awkward subjects like bodies and relationships and sex, but I really can't agree with the thought that ever since Eve, girls have felt shame and need to work on this...or that ever since Adam, boys have been perverted and need to work on that.

Throughout the book there are little blurbs as well between Chad (the author) and MacKenzie (the girl editor). I am sure they are there to present a bit of a female slant to this very male book, but they are awkward and detract from the book rather than enhancing it. If they would have had a male and female perspective throughout it might have seemed more balanced. Instead, this is very much Chad's book with some editing (and other bizarre) comments by MacKenzie.

Just not what I had hoped for to enlighten my son & daughter about the opposite sex. Too bad, since it's a good subject to relate to them, this just isn't it for me.

posted by lilpiggie on May 18, 2010

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    Lost my appetite.

    I was really hopeful this book would be a fun, smart look at the differences between boys and girls, instead, it's a rather sterotypical look at boys vs. girls, mars vs. venus and now, spagetti vs. waffles.

    Summing up the book in a few short phrases: boys like to be smelly, are competitive, truly do not understand girls and like to focus on one thing (here is where the waffle analgogy comes in). They have individual "boxes" just like waffles, where they spend their time and they dislike switching from box to box, instead they prefer to concentrate on one thing at a time.

    Now, for the girls. They are like spagetti, everything is intertwined, so they can begin on one topic and find themselves ending up on a completely different subject because everything is so connected. They can also multitask because they are not limited by "boxes", they have the complete freedom of a whole plate of noodles. This is why they talk so much and confound boys. This is also why they are so difficult to understand, since they do not concentrate on the facts, but feelings.

    Sound a little bit sexist? It did to me, but then again I am a mom.
    Though there might be the obvious truth to the fact that boys and girls think and act differently, it felt a little too generalized for me and most certainly slanted to a guy's point of view.

    The book also has too many unpleasant religious aspects in my opinion. I am a Christian and have no issue with presenting good, clean facts to address awkward subjects like bodies and relationships and sex, but I really can't agree with the thought that ever since Eve, girls have felt shame and need to work on this...or that ever since Adam, boys have been perverted and need to work on that.

    Throughout the book there are little blurbs as well between Chad (the author) and MacKenzie (the girl editor). I am sure they are there to present a bit of a female slant to this very male book, but they are awkward and detract from the book rather than enhancing it. If they would have had a male and female perspective throughout it might have seemed more balanced. Instead, this is very much Chad's book with some editing (and other bizarre) comments by MacKenzie.

    Just not what I had hoped for to enlighten my son & daughter about the opposite sex. Too bad, since it's a good subject to relate to them, this just isn't it for me.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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