Real Men Don't Apologize

Real Men Don't Apologize

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by Jim Belushi
     
 

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In this "guys guide to life," the star of the hit TV show According to Jim talks about how men can continue to be real men while still managing to make things work with the opposite sex.

Jim Belushi is a national celebrity who has starred in numerous movies as well as the current hit TV show airing on ABC, According to Jim. His "guy's guy"…  See more details below

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In this "guys guide to life," the star of the hit TV show According to Jim talks about how men can continue to be real men while still managing to make things work with the opposite sex.

Jim Belushi is a national celebrity who has starred in numerous movies as well as the current hit TV show airing on ABC, According to Jim. His "guy's guy" take on things led to a huge following among both men and women who cant get enough of Jim and his irrepressible take on life. Now he's sharing his unique perspective with a funny new book about dating, marriage, and sex that is sure to hit home with every redblooded American male and the women who love them.

Any guy will relate to Belushi's self-discovered advice from the school of hard knocks. In character with his TV show, Belushi has strong opinions on how real men should act, and he relates his ideas with the trademark irreverent humor that has made him famous. Sample chapters from Real Men Dont Apologize! include:

  • How to Be a Man
  • How to Get a Phone Number
  • Boot Camp for Men
  • Sex and the Single Man Over 18
  • and many more!

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Editorial Reviews

Real men don't ask questions, but if they did, Jim Belushi is the just the kind of guy they would look to for advice. As every According to Jim show proves, masculine Jim knows what men really want to know but are afraid to ask. Things like "How can I get my wife to do what I want?" or "How do I behave at a strip club?" or "What's the best way to get that cute blonde's cell phone number?" In Real Men Don't Apologize, Jim bares all -- but not that way.
Library Journal
A good comic actor in his own right, Jim Belushi has long been known only as John Belushi's brother. Now he's branching out from the stage and screen (he currently stars in ABC's According to Jim) to the printed word, and his brash, blustering personality transfers well to book form. If he continues in this vein, he'll no longer be mentioned in the same breath as his brother, but alongside humorists like Dave Barry. In each of the book's three sections-"How To Be a Man," "Dating," and "The Book of Love"-Belushi reveals not just the braggadocio that the book's title implies but also lots of insight delivered with heart. This is not to say that readers (particularly female readers) won't find some cringe-worthy moments, but overall, the book is honest, funny, and enjoyable. Highly recommended for public libraries, and academic libraries should consider for purchase as well.-Audrey Snowden, Cleveland P.L. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401383060
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
05/09/2006
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
File size:
580 KB
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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Are you a Man? Take this simple quiz to find out!

You are having a fight with your wife/girlfriend/sex partner. You've made your point, you've listened to her side. Now:
a. Let her rehash it, go over each of your points, tell you why she disagrees and/or is made angry by them.
b. Leave the room.
c. Bring up that thing she did New Year's Eve three years ago you are still pissed about.
d. Take her. Right there. Assuming it's not a fight over dinner in a restaurant you want to come back to.

The answer is b. If you don't know why, it is explained in detail later in the book.

You come out of a bar, three guys are slapping around a smaller guy in the parking lot. You:
a. Go back in the bar and tell the bouncer. It's his job.
b. Keep walking. Small guys can be jerks. He probably deserved it.
c. Join in. Either side, it doesn't matter. It's a fight! Hit someone!
d. Stop it. We're all men, facing the same problems, the same fears.

The samurai of Japan had a code, and part of this code is never take longer than seven seconds to make a decision. Your response to this situation is pure instinct, and therefore can't be wrong. You get one point if you chose one and stayed with it, lose two if you changed your mind.

Your wife/girlfriend/kid buys you a book written by a gruff-but-lovable TV actor. You:
a. Ask her how she got the floormats you asked for into such a small package.
b. Thank her, and use it to rest your beer on because you can never find the damn coaster she wants you to use.
c. Thank your lucky stars that all the wisdom you need to lead an honorable, manly life has finally been placed between two covers at a reasonable price.
d. Flip through it, looking for pictures or graphs.

It's c of course. Two points for that one.

--from the Introduction to Real Men Don't Apologize!

Meet the Author

Jim Belushi, the star of According to Jim and SNL alum, has starred in several television series and feature films during his career. His list of credits includes About Last Night, the K-9 franchise, Taking Care of Business, Oliver Stone's Salvador, and Going Related. In addition to performing in the debut of David Mamet's Obie Award-winning Sexual Perversity in Chicago, he has starred in other acclaimed performances for the stage, including True West and The Pirates of Penzance. He is also a member of Chicago's famed Second City improvisational comedy troupe. He lives in California.

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Real Men Don't Apologize 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Gman2989 More than 1 year ago
This book is great. You must read this if you are a man. Not many books are this spot on.
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i believe thst if your man is a real man than you don't have to worry about his infidleity but, you do have to worry if he is a wonderful person and a wonderful teacher.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While at first the reader may disregard this book as simply humor. If you read and pay attention the positive and funny message wihtin give good advice for your life. Men and Women should read and enjoy this work.