A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend: For Every Guy Who Wants to Be One/For Every Girl Who Wants to Build One

A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend: For Every Guy Who Wants to Be One/For Every Girl Who Wants to Build One

by Felicity Huffman, Patricia Wolff
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A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend: For Every Guy Who Wants to Be One/For Every Girl Who Wants to Build One by Felicity Huffman, Patricia Wolff

Most dating books are written for women — what a mistake that is. Women know how to date . . . It's men who need the help! At last: a blithe, bold, and bawdy guide to building a better boyfriend

At some point, every guy — player, geek, mama's boy, "regular Joe" — meets a woman who makes him want to be a boyfriend. A good boyfriend. Problem is, unless he's had some first-rate training (by a previous girlfriend, a sister, a mom), he probably doesn't even know what that means. Felicity Huffman and Patricia Wolff come to the rescue with a rollicking — and whip-smart — handbook to navigating the minefield of male-female relationships.

Directed at men (though of course it's women who'll buy it, then leave it at their boyfriend's place — accidentally on purpose), A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend lays out the many steps involved in becoming a good boyfriend, while still maintaining guy-dignity. It covers issues like:

-Who decides when you become a boyfriend (answer: She does.) -How to look like you're listening, even when you're not (If you're busted, just say "You're so pretty, I'm distracted.") -Ten things never to say on the first date (#4: "I just did that to freak you out.") -Finding the middle ground between too cool (think third grade) and too eager (think surprise visits) -Why becoming a good boyfriend is a lot like training for the A team

Filled with humor, ribaldry, common sense, and assorted outdoor skills, A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend is the next dating guide to dominate the bestseller lists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401302917
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 01/23/2007
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 658,875
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Felicity Huffman won an Emmy in 2005 for her portrayal of Lynette Scavo on TV's hit series Desperate Housewives. She also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in the same role. Her next film, Transamerica, will be released in theaters in early 2006, and her performance won her the Best Actress Award at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. Huffman has appeared in a number of feature films, television shows, and plays. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, actor/director William H. Macy and their two daughters. Patricia Wolff is a producer of both movies and plays. Wolff produced the world premiere of Mamet's play Oleanna off-Broadway as well as the film adaptation, and co-produced the movie Bring It On starring Kirsten Dunst and is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company. Patricia lives in Los Angeles with her son, Jack, and is an associate producer with Center Theatre Group.

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A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend: For Every Guy Who Wants to Be One/For Every Girl Who Wants to Build One 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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If so put im 14- in your headline maybe cell phone number?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was not at ALL what I was expecting, thinking it would be some sophmoric essay on 'how to pick up women' or some such nonsense. Just the opposite: it was well written, with a sense of humor, and highly intuitive. That said, you have to take this, and every book, with a grain of salt. Frankly, I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the reason that girls get so psychotic and crazy in relationships sometimes. What girls honestly thinks that if your boyfriend doesn't offer you junior mints that he doesn't love you, that is just pathetic. Maybe he is just a greedy pig. I am so disappointed that she would put her name on such a horrible book that would enourage some of the things this book does. You shouldn't have to build or train a boyfriend. Some things maybe need to change, but you shouldn't need to completely train one. And he shouldnt feel like he is training for the A team to become your boyfriend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im single and reddy to mingle!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this book good for girls?
Guest More than 1 year ago
What is it with books like this? They encourage psychotic behavior on both sides of a relationship. If two people are just honest and open with each other, and don't play the games that this book encourages, then there would be no need for this kind of junk to be published.