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Guys Are Waffles, Girls Are Spaghetti

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Chad Eastham makes me laugh, and that's a very good thing

Review by Jill Williamson

Chad Eastham makes me laugh. And that's a very good thing when you're talking about serious subjects, like relationships. In this book, Chad explains how girls' brains and guys' brains are different and how that affects the way girls and gu...
Review by Jill Williamson

Chad Eastham makes me laugh. And that's a very good thing when you're talking about serious subjects, like relationships. In this book, Chad explains how girls' brains and guys' brains are different and how that affects the way girls and guys behave. It's fascinating and oh so true.

This book is gold. There is so much wisdom between these pages. You want to know what's up with boys? Or why girls do that? Whatever your question is, Chad knows the answer. This book will help you understand the opposite sex, which is a skill that will be valuable your whole life. I highly recommend this book for all teenagers, because it's that good. And it's funny too.

posted by Novel_Teen_Book_Reviews on June 18, 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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  • Posted 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

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    Ok so i like two guys one we will call j and the other we will call t. Problem one i never see j. Problem two i told t i did not like him wensday night so he would stop looking at me as if i was crazy. Problem three j is older than me by one year. Problem four t seems uncomfterbal around me oh sure he will talk to me but that is it he usually just says hi no more. They are both Christians. What should i do? Who should i choose? Reply to Christian Girl age 13 grade 8th

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    Posted January 8, 2013

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