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What a Nice Guy

2.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  30 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Do you know any nice guys? Perhaps you’re married to or good friends with one. Well, consider the possibility that this nice guy is so frustrated with his relationship failures that he needs to vent to keep from turning into a bad boy with anger issues. Then, try not to spit hot coffee as you read his sarcastic rants about why men and women don’t seem to fit.

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Published September 8th 2011 by Phil Torcivia (first published September 7th 2011)
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Christine Cunningham
I admit reading some of the articles in this book were laughable and that all of them were meant to be taken with a grain of salt. That being said I had a very hard time completing this book. It was like trying to watch Dane Cook perform. Yes, a few laughs at the beginning and then you become distracted by the bizarre prancing, and wild-eyed looks punctuated with angry hand-on-hip stances.

I understand that this brand of humor has its place in society, and I applaud the author for finding a way t
M.j. Holmes
Nov 08, 2011 M.j. Holmes rated it really liked it
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"When asked what type of woman I'm attracted to and what I'm looking for in a relationship, I hear Nature giggle at each answer." ~from the chapter 'BOTTLED'

Keeping in mind I have yet to read this book's predecessors, and that I'm happily married with children, I found Mr. Torcivia's work an entertaining piece. The fifth of his collections of weblog entries, he writes of love, the sexes, and getting snipped.
If his other works equal this one, then you can be sure you'll not find
Terry LaBarba
Mar 27, 2012 Terry LaBarba rated it it was amazing
**Humorous, Yet Loaded with Insight**

I found myself reading this one to quickly escape, knowing the segments were short, easily picking it up and putting it down as I needed to fit it into a hectic and tumultuous time for me. The comedy of it was soothing and lightened my heart, but this book runs deeper than the casual read. There's a lot of self discovery that can happen when you recognize yourself within the accounts.

Torcivia has a way with words. His ability to find another way to say, or ca
Jan 30, 2012 Meghan rated it liked it
I came across this book on the Women’s Literary Cafe website and requested it as one of my January review picks. It wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be, but I ended up enjoying it for what it was.

What a Nice Guy by Phil Torcivia is a book comprised of various vignettes about life, love, and relationships from the blog that Phil keeps. Many of them are humorous, although there are people who would probably consider some of them crass as well. As a divorced man approaching age 50, Phil has h
Dec 31, 2012 Leslie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who needs a good laugh...and if you need some dating tips
Shelves: humor-comedy
If you need a pick me up (if you choose not to indulge in alcohol or recreational drugs), then you should read this book. I don't find many books that could make me laugh out loud, but I definitely was with this book.

It's basically a book composed of the author's thoughts in the world of men, women, sex, dating and other things categorized under miscellaneous. All told with a great sense of humor (at least in my opinion - I know there are people out there who may get offended w/his language and
Jan 20, 2016 David rated it did not like it
This is a series of newspaper columns by a God-hating, misogynist boozehound who has the morals of an alleycat. Don't bother.
Apr 15, 2012 Suzanne rated it liked it
This actually got funnier towards the end. I almost gave up on it halfway through, but I found some quiet time to really get into it, and I'm glad I finished it. The author is funny enough to smile through numerous disgusting admissions, and I could really sense his sincerity. I believe he really is a nice guy.
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I couldnt finish reading this book I found it hard to get into it. Not the normal thing I would typically read but I gave it a try!
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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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