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Just a Nice Guy

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  29 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Is it true that nice guys finish last? It sure seems that way as a divorced man fights his way through a comedic dating scene. Will he ever find his soul mate? Phil has been called the male version of Carrie Bradshaw. Enjoy his humorous essays about relationships and the struggles we all have finding and keeping lovers. Women appreciate his open view into the minds of men. ...more
Paperback, 364 pages
Published May 4th 2011 by Createspace (first published April 19th 2011)
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Mary Evans
May 30, 2011 Mary Evans rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
What a great read! This is a wonderful book for summer's about relationships, understanding the opposite sex, and dating all in a vain of not instruction but humor! I belong to several sites I review new books and authors. This book was on our list for review. Not one I would normally pick up for a read...but the picture of the author, Phil Torcivia along with the title of the book piqued my usual curiosity and there you have it..all the right reasons to read a book!

At first glance
Jennifer Defoy
As I was loading this into my e-reader and getting ready to read I was thinking to myself "What does go on in the minds of men?" My immediate answer to myself was "sex". After reading this book, what is my new answer "mostly sex". It's an age old problem, women want to know what men think, and men want to get into their pants...

I really enjoyed this book. It was witty, comical, and entertaining. There were quite a few times when I would laugh, then have to read the passage to my boyfriend so he
Darcus Murray
Jul 14, 2011 Darcus Murray rated it really liked it
This book was provided for free by the author through GoodReads FirstReads.

I have to say that this book was amazing and I can't wait to read more from Phil Torcivia. Not my normal kind of read, but it was hilarious and I enjoyed it immensly. And it was a quick read (or maybe I read fast?). Either way, I loved Just A Nice Guy.

This book is basically an insiders look on the dating scene, the hilarity of men and women looking for that one person that they want to spend their lives (or more realisti
Kate Givans
Apr 22, 2011 Kate Givans rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seriously, the BEST read yet. Each book seems to get a little better and a little funnier. Loved this one the most. Can't wait till it comes out in paperback!
Jul 09, 2011 Julie rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book through Goodreads First Reads!!!
First, I must say that this is unlike any other books I have read and definitely unlike any other books I have given 4 stars to!
It shocked me that I found this book laugh out loud funny!! It was so crude and used such foul language... yet it made me giggle! I have recently been frustrated with the happily ever after that it seems authors feel they must give and therefore I think this book was just plain refreshing! I could just imagine Phil at St
Apr 25, 2011 Carol rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a collection of raw and raunchy essays that attempt to explain the thoughts of a middle aged man who has returned to the dating world. If you are offended by foul language, graphic descriptions of sexual acts, or political incorrectness, then this book is not for you. There are many funny lines and I did find myself chuckling, but there were other times when it seemed like an essay just rambled a bit too much. The author probably is "Just a Nice Guy" who has been hurt by past relati ...more
May 25, 2011 Tima rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about an almost 50 year old divorced man who doubts he will ever remarry, but keeps dating, even if it’s just for a sleeping partner. It reads like a blog through out the year of 2010 and covers many topics. But the main theme through out the book is the author’s view of the dating world and his opinions on the subject.
The author will be the first to tell you that it’s crude and, at times, sexist. So do not read this book if you do not like bad language or are easily offended. The a
Kim (Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews)
This is essentially a collection of a years worth of blog posts on love, sex and dating. They follow the authors trial and tribulations of trying to kick start his love life but with the dreaded S-E-X always getting in the way.

This was very funny. The author pokes fun at the dating game whilst laying bare his own shortcomings. He tells us what goes on in both women and mens heads and lets us in on the secrets of what we REALLY mean when we say something. I enjoyed this. I laughed out loud in pla
Jul 25, 2011 Stephanie rated it liked it
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I received this book through a First Reads giveaway.

I enjoyed the wit contained within these short stories, but I just couldn't get in to this book. Maybe it's because I haven't had much of a "dating life" (I'm engaged to the third guy I ever dated) or maybe it's just because I'm a woman and my thought process is quite different. However, I think that my fiance will enjoy this book (which is saying something because he absolutely hates reading), and I look forward to giving him this book to read
Roz Carter
Do not pick up this book if:
*You haven't dated in the last 15 years
*You have never seen an episode of Sex and the City
*You have never seen a George Carlin show
*You are easily offended by raunchy humor

If none of the above apply you will enjoy this collection of humorous essays about the perils of dating in the 21st century from a male perspective.

A zippy collection that makes you want to read the further adventures of Phil.
Jun 11, 2013 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I found this book really interesting and educational. It’s well written and easy to understand. However, some of the American language is different to our English; e.g. fanny in American is someone’s bottom, which made me laugh (sorry).

It’s from a guy’s perspective about dating. Beware though; some of what he writes may offend the delicate. But on a whole it’s funny and entertaining.

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Jul 14, 2011 Deb rated it it was amazing
I was undecided at first about this book. As I kept reading I became very interested. Thank you Phil for opening my eyes to the opposite sex. I liked that you didn't hold anything back and I now know some of how men think. I, of course, will use this to my advantage. I would recommend that every woman read this book. Thanks for the emotional roller coaster ride.
Taylor Simons
Jul 14, 2011 Taylor Simons rated it liked it
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I do have to say it was a bit of shocker for me. I have never read something like this before.Not only is the author throwing himself out there, it clearly shows he actually took the time to remember every detail to what was going on. I actually liked it.
May 17, 2012 Renne rated it really liked it
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Definitely a fun book to read,whether you're a woman or a man. There is something everyone can relate to in this book. Light hearted and humorous to be sure!
Kristina Franken
Sep 04, 2012 Kristina Franken rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this book for anyone

FTC: I received a free copy of this book and was not reimbursed in any other way.
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Torcivia is a divorced man who transplanted himself from Pennsylvania into the treacherous dating pool in Southern California. His feline companions, Syd and Symon, share his home in San Diego and an occasional dish of leftover tuna. Torcivia loves nothing better than bellying up to the bar with his favorite social lubrication (wine) and watching the bizarre mating rituals of the locals, which he ...more
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