How to Talk to Girls

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Are you smart enough to take over a girl's heart?

Leave it to a nine-year-old to get down to the basics about how to win victory with a girl. How to talk to girls is for boys of all ages—from eight to eighty—and the girls they like. So read this book and then you're ready. Good luck!

Tips:

Comb your hair ...

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Overview

Are you smart enough to take over a girl's heart?

Leave it to a nine-year-old to get down to the basics about how to win victory with a girl. How to talk to girls is for boys of all ages—from eight to eighty—and the girls they like. So read this book and then you're ready. Good luck!

Tips:

Comb your hair and don't wear sweats
Control your hyperness (cut down on the sugar if you have to)
Don't act desperate

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heather Robertson Mason
How do you talk to a girl? There are grown men who still do not know the answer to this question, but the nine-year-old author of this book is ready to tell you. Some of his advice is right on, such as "To get a girl to like you, talk to her and get to know her." Some advice should be true, but often is not, such as "Girls always like smart boys." Some advice is just plain cute, such as "Your mom likes you to be clean and she is a girl." If you are an elementary school boy, this book's advice might help you catch a girl, but the author cautions readers to aim only for getting her to like you. Love, he says, should come later…like in middle school. For other readers, this book is just plain cute. The author knows more than his years would lead you to suspect. As an advice book for older kids, it probably will not work, but for younger kids (or older ones who want a smile) it is a sweet gift. One piece of advice that would work for all ages? "Whatever happens, don't let it make you crazy." Reviewer: Heather Robertson Mason
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061709999
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/25/2008
  • Pages: 46
  • Sales rank: 492,372
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.98 (w) x 7.24 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Alec Greven has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Today show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Early Show, Good Morning America, and CNN. Alec is the author of the New York Times bestselling How to Talk to Girls, How to Talk to Moms, How to Talk to Dads, and How to Talk to Santa. Alec lives in Castle Rock, Colorado, with his family.

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How to Talk to Girls

Chapter One

The Facts of Life

Sometimes, you get a girl to like you, then she ditches you.

Life is hard, move on!

Tip: About 73 percent of regular girls ditch boys; 98 percent of pretty girls ditch boys.

Or sometimes it just doesn't work out.

I had a crush on a girl in preschool.

Then my family had to move, so I had to let her wash out of my mind.

You also have to be aware that girls win most of the arguments and have most of the power. If you know that now, things might be easier.

Finally, if you try for too many girls, you will have jealousy issues and might end up with nobody. It is really best to go for just one.

If you do get a girl to like you, that is victory.

Winning victory is a dream for most boys, but it is very rare.

What does it take to win victory?

Read on and find out!

How to Talk to Girls. Copyright © by Alec Greven. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2008

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    Children and Writing

    Dear All, <BR/><BR/>Once word was out about this little boy and his "amazingly insightful" book into an 8 year olds' mind, I was perturbed on many different levels. After watching a few interviews with him and taking a jaunt down to the local bookstore to read what this child had to say, I had to wonder just how much his teachers and his mother put into this book themselves. Sure, there are childlike phrases throughout the book, but they seemed plotted to me. I don't believe this child wrote this entirely by himself, I don't feel it's cute and adorable just because he's 8 or 9, and I feel it's giving fame to someone who didn't do a heck of a lot to deserve it. This little boy will forever have money and fame because of something his teachers and parents helped him write, without ever having known what the true value of a hard earned dollar is. This might be cute to some people, but I feel it's rather offensive to other writers out there. <BR/>He's giving the wrong idea to children right now. How many 8 year olds do you know who come home after school completely focused on winning a girl's attention instead of playing with his friends? I believe girls still have "cooties" when they're 8. This book is pure nonsense and should have never entered the publishing world. I should applaud his mother and the other side kicks who put effort into this book, got it published, and gave him fame. Good job doing the work for him and fooling everyone out there!

    5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 4, 2008

    what he said is very true.

    Most kids are honest at his age, if they need to let you know something they will. I have 4 children, one boy 17, and three girls 14,10 and 9 and when this little boy was on this morning my son the 17 year old was home. And the boy said if they break up with you get over it, well my son has had only had two girlfriends and both of them broke up with him and it took him a long time to get over it.then the boy said to have hair combed and no sweat pants well my son was sitting on the couch, just out of the shower, hair not combed and sweat paints on.We all started to laugh. I think this boy may be onto something that men aren't.

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2010

    Why not...

    You see... Ive never read the book, well probably because I'm a girl, but why can't anyone write a book, " How to talk to boys" ? I've seen every other How-to book, but not how to talk to boys. Its just a suggestion. Thanks.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    TO ALL

    Ok I have to admit this is a cute story but don't buy it, it's not worth it. You're better off asking someone who knows this kinda stuff. People say "Never trust a skinny chef" don't trust a single match maker. I got that from Shark Tank, awesome show by the ways.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

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    How to talk to girls

    My wife bought this for our 15 month old son as a gag gift. She does read it to him now and then as a joke. Not sure how great the story of it is.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2008

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    If You Really Love Me: 100 Questions on Dating, Relationships,and Sexual Purity by Jason Evert

    Dear all,<BR/>I know his teachers are impressed. But I wonder if his teachers educate him about sex education,etc, lest that he and the entire generation become too prosmicuous , since they have a " device" , now.<BR/>Please advise educators to recommend this good book, instead<BR/>If You Really Love Me: 100 Questions on Dating, Relationships,and Sexual Purity <BR/>by Jason Evert<BR/><BR/>ChotetVietNam, USA Pharmacist

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2008

    Insight on relationships viewed by a child

    The Young man who wrote this book was on the Today Show and I thought he was absolutley adorable. For those who find this book to be dislikable or disturbing in any way, you need to get a sense of humor and not take things so seriously. We could all use some insight to what children see and think. It is more then obvious that they see more in the area of relationships then what we give them credit.<BR/><BR/>I have not read this book yet but I plan to buy it based on what I heard on the Today Show to shed a little humor in the office as a joke for a friend.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    I speak the truth

    You wanna talk to a girl? Here's some advice from one- SUCK IT UP AND ASK HER IF SHE LIKES YOU!!!!!! Trust! That's all we want to hear!! Even if the answer is no, it's so great to know your cool enough that someone has a crush on you!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2008

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    Excuse me?

    First:normally 8-9 year olds don't have dances(as in the interview)<BR/>Second:is he saying that shy girls are BAD to talk to in his interview?Seriously,I'm shy so basically he's insulting all shy people in this world.<BR/>Lastly:a quote: "Fine words!I wonder where you stole them."-Jonathon Swift.<BR/>I believe that some of these words are his but are we supposed to believe that all of them are?I mean come on most people his age say that girls are "icky" or have "cooties."<BR/>I haven't read the book yet and I don't intend to.Basically I'm rating the interview on the book's page

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Bad

    Dont ever buy the sample. Plus the title isnt good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    I have a crush but every time i try to talk to him i say something stupid, help!!!!!!

    I have a crush on a really cute boy but i dont know what to say to him. Every time we talk i say or do something stupid. Also, i think hes hitting on another girl in my class so im really nervous!! Someone needs to help me right now or else my whole chance with him is gonna be RUINED!!!!!! I AM FREAKING OUT!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    To I'M FREAKING OUT

    Its ok if you mess up if he really likes you he wont care if you mess up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Geting a girl

    I need help!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Really guys we would be flattered if you actually open up.

    Dont worry about rejection there will be others if you just man up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    READ THIS NOW!

    Are you tired of not getting a girl? Are yoi the only one you know that doesnt have a crush? Are you tired of getting rejected each day? No more! I will give you advice because i know wha girls are REALLY THINKING. I am one, so ive had practice. My sisters and i are going to give you advice. Just respond to

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2013

    Guys must read ASAP

    hey im alexis and i would like to know how to get a guy to like you! Three guys like me but the one that i like most dosent really talk much:( neither do the others so im planing when i go to a new school to have different guys to like me so how do u make a guy like you and when he does how do you yalk to him reply to top secret

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    3 steps on how not to talk to girl*

    Tips on how not to talk to girls ) tip #1 never stare or you look, depsprite, tip #2 never say do you want to go out on a date immedily or you look stupid, tip #3 never ever after a date go to the girls house and ask her to strip butt naked tell her to lay on the bed and start having sweet SEX,

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Ss Worka

    It works

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Guys and parents thinking of buying this.

    This book is funny but the methods are not good.
    If you want some good information on how to get a girl to like you is that you just tell them or become there friend. Trust me im a guy and those things work. Im 15 and have 2 girlfriends allready because i told them how i feel or became there friend and learnd the things that they like. The good things about the book is that it is funny. He is nine or eight and these things are not going on in there mind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    To #1

    You seem really sweet :) how old are you (not tryna hit on you) just that theres not alot of sweet guys anymore reply to k we should be friends (by the way im a girl) v

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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