Customer Reviews for

The Manny

Average Rating 3
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 review with 3 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2008

    Great idea. . .

    Justin Blakewell has examined the merits of pursuing a summer job in a nontraditional occupation and has found those benefits numerous: he is a nanny. For those young men who have difficulty with balancing their masculinity with such a job title, that can be translated ¿manny,¿ as coined on an episode of Friends. This is a cute book that is written in the first person perspective. The plot provides some humorous episodes and some poignant conversations between characters. Having said that, the plot is also predictable in spots. Boy dates rich girl, boy wants to impress rich girl at party, boy can¿t afford rich clothes, boy uses mother¿s credit card (for emergency only) to purchase a silk shirt with the intent of returning said silk shirt after party, rival boy spills salsa on said shirt, thus negating any hope of returning the shirt. While the care giving experiences can be humorous and touching, overall, it very much appears to be a story written from a woman¿s perspective about how she thinks a high school boy would think and react. Some of Justin¿s conversation and narration uses vocabulary that an adult would use, so the story loses some credibility with its readers. Near the final chapter there is a reference to the ¿peanut gallery,¿ which, while not intended to be racist, would be likely to offend more educated readers and seems to war with the more enlightened portions of the story.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 review with 3 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1