Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys: A Fairly Short Book
For thousands of years, women have asked themselves: "What is the deal with guys, anyway? What are they thinking?" The answer, of course, is: virtually nothing. If you're a guy -- or you're attempting to share a remote cont...more
Let's say a guy named Roger is attracted to a woman named Elaine. He asks her out to a movie; she accepts; they have a pretty good time. A few nights later he asks her out to dinner, and again they enjoy themselves. They continue to see each other regularly, and after a while neither one of them is seeing anybody else.
And then, one evening when they're driving home, a thought occurs to Ela...more
Barry's mission (that he chose to accept) is to keep the reader laughing and this book absolutely delivers. Recommended reading for every guy, in order to learn more about themselves (as long as they don't get emotional), and for every fema...more
If you're reading this, and there's a good chance that you are, you probably know a guy. You may even be a guy, though the way Barry talks about them, you wouldn't think that guys would be into book reviews. If you know a guy, then this book is for you - it will illuminate some classic guy behaviors and shine some lights into the dark corners that...more
That being said, there is no denying that despite the lack of mystery some among the species of guys (like Dave Barry) are blessed with an amazing sense of humour. This is my first introduction to Dave Barry, and he's found himself a fan. His seeming effortlessness to keep us...more
“The guy body is unlike the female body. And I am not talking here about the obvious peaks and valleys. I am talking about a unique guy physical problem, a severe genetic handicap that poses a grave risk to the health of the guy body; namely, it is under the control of the guy mind.
“The guy mind does not believe in medical care. Guys will generally not seek medical treatment, for themselves or...more
So I came to this short, silly book without expectations. It's a quick romp through history and societal norms as seen through the eyes of a typical "guy." This book is not another men vs. women book. Barry defines his guys as a subset of humanity. They are usually male although women with certain levels of immaturity would qualify too.
Women, if you want to know why a 40-year old can still chuckle when someone passes gas, or why boys don't seem to know they are pu...more
I loved the diagrams and anecdotes in here. A lot of things definitely rang (scarily) true and made me think of my husband. However, I would be embarrassed to give this to my dad or some other "guys" to read - I know it's all in fun but it's definitely overly derogatory to men at points. It gets old after awhile; it's probably...more
1. Dave, to his table of his son and son's friends, who are beating on each other, while observing a table nearby of charming little girls eating daintily: "Stop punching!" "We're not punching!" ::punch punch::
2. Guys' need to "take a look", no matter how big the problem or how small their capacity to solve it.
Brilliant. Must read for all women, even...more
My bestie and I stayed up all night reading this aloud to each other, laughing our heads off.
I had forgotten all about that until this morning when I was reminded of this little gem...now I'm off to dig through boxes in my basement hoping I can unearth it for a re-read.
Dave has also written a total of 30 books, although virtually none of them contain useful information. Two of his books were used as...more