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From the hit TV show How I Met Your Mother comes Barney Stinson’s words of wit, wisdom, and awesomeness, The Bro Code—the New York Times bestseller (really!) with more than a million copies in print all around the world.

Everyone’s life is governed by an internal code of conduct. Some call it morality. Others call it religion. But Bros in the know call this Holy Grail The Bro Code.

The Bro Code is a living document, much like the Constitution. ...

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Overview

From the hit TV show How I Met Your Mother comes Barney Stinson’s words of wit, wisdom, and awesomeness, The Bro Code—the New York Times bestseller (really!) with more than a million copies in print all around the world.

Everyone’s life is governed by an internal code of conduct. Some call it morality. Others call it religion. But Bros in the know call this Holy Grail The Bro Code.

The Bro Code is a living document, much like the Constitution. Except instead of outlining a government, or the Bill of Rights, or anything even resembling laws, The Bro Code provides men with all the rules they need to know in order to become a “bro” and behave properly among other bros. Historically a spoken tradition passed from one generation to the next and dating back to the American Revolution, the official code of conduct for Bros appears here in its published form for the first time ever. By upholding the tenets of this sacred and legendary document, any dude can learn to achieve Bro-dom.

Containing approximately 150 “unspoken” rules, this code of conduct for bros can range from the simple (bros before hos) to the complex (the hot-to-crazy ratio, complete with bar graphs and charts). With helpful sidebros The Bro Code will help any ordinary guy become the best bro he can be. Let ultimate bro and coauthor Barney Stinson and his book, The Bro Code share their wisdom, lest you be caught making eye contact in a devil’s three-way (two dudes, duh).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439110003
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 10/14/2008
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 12,460
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Barney Stinson is awesome. He works for a powerful bank in New York City but somehow finds time to “suit up” and help the less fortunate, in particular his lovelorn and all together pathetic bro Ted Mosby—seriously, that dude’s got probs. When Barney’s not staging private bikini calendar shoots, test-driving tanks, or elbow-deep in another legendary activity, like riding a tiger bareback or blowing up a guitar, he can be seen on the hit CBS show How I Met Your Mother with his friends Ted, Robin, Lily, and Marshall.

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INTRODUCTION

Whether we know it or not, each of us lives a life governed by an internalized code of conduct. Some call it morality. Others call it religion. I call it "the Bro Code."

For centuries men have attempted to follow this code with no universal understanding of what such an arrangement meant: Is it okay to hug a Bro?* If I'm invited to a Bro's wedding, do I really have to bring a gift? Can I sleep with a Bro's sister or mother or both?

Now, for the first time on paper, I have recorded the rules of social decorum that Bros have practiced since the dawn of man...if not before. The Bro Code previously existed only as an oral tradition (heh), so I have journeyed the globe to piece together and transcribe the scattered fragments of the Bro Code, pausing only to flesh it out myself (double heh). While not intending to write a "Guide to Being a Bro," if men should treat it as such and pass this compendium of knowledge from one generation to the next, I have little doubt it would bring a tear to my eye. But not out of it. That would be a violation of Article 41: A Bro never cries.

It is my hope that, with a better understanding of the Bro Code, Bros the world over can put aside their differences and strengthen the bonds of brotherhood. It is then, and only then, that we might work together as one to accomplish perhaps the most important challenge society faces — getting laid. Before dismissing this pursuit as crass and ignoble, consider this postulate: without the sport inherent in trying to bang chicks, would men willingly have sex for the sole purpose of producing smelly, screaming babies?

Centuries from now, when a Bro applies the rudiments of the Bro Code to score a three-boobed future chick, the only thanks I'll need is the knowledge that I — in whatever small capacity — Bro'd him out...though if he could figure out how to bring me back to life, that would be pretty awesome, too. — Barney Stinson ™ & © 2008 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Awesome

    This is legen wait for it dairy

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    BroCode is a Great read!

    A very funny book. Writen as-if from the viewpoint of Barney Stinson. Barney if the character played by Neil-Patrick Harris on the comedy 'How I Met Your Mother'. The book is writtten to be read very easily. It's broken up into article points, approximately one-per-page. So it's easy to pick up and read from anywhere in the book.

    Barney is characterized as being a very overt Womanizer. No woman could resist him, and he would do almost anything to get the woman (for their one-night stand). But his character believed whole-heartedly in the adage 'Bros before Hoes'. And that he would do anything/everything in his power the help his 'Bros' score, and that they should do the same for him.

    In the TV-series he makes reference to 'The Bro Code' many times. Claiming it as an actual legitimate printed text, not just an imaginary code of honor amongst fellow males. This book is that printed text.

    Many humorous refences/instructions on how to look out for your bros. Whether it be hiding him from an ex-girlfriend, to lying for him to help him score the uber-babe.

    He does site that some 'chicks' (women) are better bros in some cases. Like they know what a prospective one-night stand may wanna hear about you, to seal the deal and what-not.

    To wrap-it-up. If you are a fan of the hit Television show, a fan of good-natured humor, or just wanna have a good coffe table book you know your friends won't be able to resist picking-up and thumbing thru. I recommend this book. I've had many a friend just casually pick it up and after a quick glance start reading passages aloud.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2011

    Gay or Straight a Bro is Still a Bro

    The bro code is fullof usefull bro standards and rles. Out of all of the man rule books i have read this is by far the most reasonabl and publically acceptable behavior. I highly reccomend this book for any bro or man who wants some great rules to live by.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 11, 2009

    Penetrating Parody

    The premise: we are all presided over by innate rules of conduct and behavior - some call it morality - but Bros in the know call it the Bro Code. This side-splitting prize comes fully loaded with penetrating parody. Although a quick read, "The Bro Code" is suitably weighted with entertaining one-liners. Men, keep this awesome book on your coffee table, or your desk. Women, buy this book for a peak into the psyche of a Bro in the know. This effortless and gratifying book makes a great gift.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    An awsemoe achievment

    Best guide ever need to now

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2011

    Forgive the ignorance of the peson below

    This book reminds me greatly of the many misadventures of Barney Stinson on the LEGENDARY show How i Met Your Mother, it is a funny book whether or not the author is gay or straight

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2010

    Great for fans of Barney Stinson!

    Written as if the character from the show was alive and well and living in New York City. This book was great fun to give as a gift to my son, who is a big fan of the show "How I Met Your Mother". It brought about a great deal of laughter and even more when he shared it with his friends back at school!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2009

    Barney Stinson and Matt Kuhn have made it EASY for us BROs!

    Here I am, wingman to many friends but constantly wondering about two questions.

    "Am I the BEST wingman a bro can have?"
    "When I choose my BRO, what test can I use?"

    Well, Barney Stinson and Matt Kuhn have come to the rescue with a set of easy to remember and analytically based rules and tests that will give guidance to all wingmen and bros out there.

    Barney Stinson has inspired me, motivated me, and made me feel good about myself and my ability to be the best bro my buddies can ask for. He is my Oprah!

    I heartily recommend this book for all high school boys who want to learn the sacred responsibilities of being a bro. They should use this book in health class as it will stop these young men from making many mistakes that all of us bros make before learning how to be a bro.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Funny stuff

    I bought this as a gift for my sister, but being a fan of the show ("How I Met Your Mother"), I ended up reading it before I gave it to her. This is classic Barney, so if you're a big fan of the show and you find that whole totally mistaken male mentality thing amusing, this is a great book. It's definately good for light reading and entertainment. Guys, I wouldn't count on using any of this advice in real life!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2008

    The Bro Code

    I couldn't help but laugh the entire time I read the book. It's pretty funny how many trigger memories from my life with my best friends. <BR/><BR/>While the book is funny, it insults the continuity of the show. I watched the episode from season 3 ("The Goat") that introduced the Bro Code. In that show, certain articles of the Bro Code and the article numbers mentioned do not correspond to the book except for Article I and Article 34. The others have different article numbers in the book. Matt Kuhn, the write of the book, is a complete idiot.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Great book!

    Perfect, plenty of laughs and awesome adventure.
    I highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Pages and articles

    There are 195 pages and 150 articles

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Legandary!!!!!!

    This book deserves a freeze frame high-5!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Legen (wait for it) dary!!

    Awesome book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Hilarious

    Funny, short book. Fans of the show will love it. Those that arent fans still love it, but wont understand jokes that refer to "How I Met Your Mother". It's truly the ultimate guide on being a bro

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    THE bro code

    Awesome

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    I can't believe I found this

    Best find ever!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Funny stuff

    Need a good laugh this is the book for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2012

    Brotacular!

    I love How i met your mother and this book just makes me love it 10x more! Even though I am a women, I find this book so funny! I'm just sad that it was such a quick read. I'm planning on reading the Playbook next. Great book :) If you need a good laugh, READ THIS BOOK!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2014

    Add On

    Result Nine- Eris Cabin

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