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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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  • Posted September 8, 2011

    Helpful and simple.

    Chad writes this analytical and insightful book in a term that can be read by any maturing age seeking wisdom. It is detailed and deep enough for this 17 year old honors student to not feel underminded, yet simple enough to explain to the 15 year old with his first chest hair who is confused and searching for answers. This book is well worth reading and I suggest it to any maturing party, male or female.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

    wow!

    this book was very insightful. it is hilarious, simplistic, yet informative. it is a must-read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2011

    Chad

    Chad Eastman is such a great speaker! So just imagine how great his book is! i recommend :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2010

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    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 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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2010

    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 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!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2010

    this guy knows what he's talkin' about!!!

    this book explains some things we may not understand about guys and girls. how we're different, how we're the same. Chad talks about situations and problems we could face with the opposite sex in a very humorous way.you can't expect one person to know everything about both genders, but Chad Eastham does better than most. in his book he explains a lot of things, like the great things about being a guy or girl, body language, interactions, confusing situations, and the meanings of some things we may misinterpret.

    he's as funny and clear in his book as he is when he speaks to a crowd. this book also focuses on God's plan for your life and the importance of him above anything or anyone.

    i loved the way he put our genders simply. guys are waffles, they put everything in their life into simple boxes, and do one thing at a time. girls are spaghetti, connecting things in their life and multitasking. along with those there's an endless amount of great analogies and funny stories also.

    i recommend this book a million times over, it was so helpful not only for understanding how and why we do things,the comparison of our genders, and for caring for others in the right way, but also for finding out who you are and what we really want in other people.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2009

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    Awesome!

    This book is awesome.It's helped. I totally reccomend it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 4, 2014

    Wow..

    Im the first review of 2014 that is soooo cool. That is awesome,wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Need advice

    Ask K !!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Plz read this!

    I gotta say im with the 11 year old that posted on nov 13.
    Only,im 14,not 11.lol.

    -lexie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    THIS GUY KNOWS HIS STUFF!!!!

    THIS GUY KNOWS HIS STUFF!!!!!!!(:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    Yaaaaaaayyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book is 100% golden. Read it, read it! You will enjoy fun humor as well as learn alot about to opposite gender.

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