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Guys Are Waffles, Girls Are Spaghetti

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Boy meets Girl; Boy wonders what in the world Girl is talking about and how he will ever keep up. Girl wonders what is wrong with Boy. Enter, Waffles and Spaghetti--every teen's guide to figuring out the opposite sex and understanding and valuing our unique differences.

In a pivotal time of their development and social lives, teens are left to try and understand one another
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ebook, 240 pages
Published September 15th 2009 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published 2000)
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Makayla
Jan 06, 2010 Makayla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
First of all if you have never heard of Chad Eastham, He is awesome. He does tons of stuff with the Revolve Tour and I have had been lucky enough to see him in person twice. In this book he talks about the differences of guys and girls and he talks about dating and he gives lots of tips. He is also a Christian author and so this book isn't all about sex before marriage, he talks about how waiting till marriage is better. Also, if you didn't quite enjoy the book, I kissed dating goodbye, then you ...more
Devan Myers
Jan 04, 2010 Devan Myers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some time around November I went to Pennslvania to attend something called The Revolve Tour, a Tour that allows girls middle school and up to come together and hear what these people have to say. It envolves Music, Life in God's eyes and teen situations that all of us have gone through. One of the speakers i enjoyed the most was Chad Eastam, he really caught my attention with what he had to say. In this book, you will read about what a guy wants in a girl, what a girl wants in a guy, why girls t ...more
Bridget
Jul 27, 2016 Bridget rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Extraordinarily unconvincing and narrow-mindedly moralistic; this book had some truly parochial, sexist, cisnormative advice for teenagers, desperate to keep them in a conservative bubble. Shudder.
Amy
May 04, 2011 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chad Eastham's Guys Like Girls Who . . . hugely influenced me in high school so it was with both excitement and trepidation that I finally picked up Guys Are Waffles, Girls Are Spaghetti. It is always dangerous reading a favorite author after a 6 year break. You change. Your perception of life changes. Can anything really live up to what it once was?
Well, I think this book does. I'm not the intended audience (teenagers) but I found the book helped me understand teenagers better. It was funny and
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Kasi Green
Feb 27, 2017 Kasi Green rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book, "Guys Are Waffles, Girls Are Spaghetti" written by Chad Eastham with Bill and Pam Farrel was an informative, nonfiction book. It was in sections by 13 chapters, with a study guide and questions throughout the chapters. The main author, Chad gave background information about the main idea of the book, stating how there is an analogy that reveals the differences and similarities between males and females (Eastham et al. X). This analogy was, boys are more like waffles, while girls are li ...more
J.S.
Jul 11, 2014 J.S. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion, vine
Someone once forwarded me a short little video called "A Tale of Two Brains." It's an advertisement for a longer DVD, but it discussed the differences between the male and female brains, comparing them to boxes and a ball of wires respectively. It appeared to be a marriage enrichment seminar and seemed to make sense and was, frankly, very funny! (Note: I have not seen the DVD and am not endorsing it).

When I saw this book I was reminded of that short clip and my then 15 year-old son was interest
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Alicia
Okay, so.. Where to start?
Originally when I started reading this book, my first thought was "Oh! This is cute. I like this." Then I realized it was based around religion/God. I have nothing against that. But I thuoght it was overdone from time to time. But, until I got to page 158, I had every intention of giving this book four stars.
Then, as you already noticed, I got to page 158 and my eyes about popped out of their sockets. WHAAAT IS THIS!?! Okay, so in case you don't know/don't have the book
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Olivia
Feb 25, 2016 Olivia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christians, Teens, Advice Seekers, Someone Seeking a Relationship.
Recommended to Olivia by: Savanna Farrington
gen·er·al·i·za·tion
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noun
noun: generalization; plural noun: generalizations; noun: generalisation; plural noun:generalisations
a general statement or concept obtained by inference from specific cases.
"he was making sweeping generalizations"
the action of generalizing.
"Guys are Waffles, Girls are Spaghetti" is a cute and simple way to describe a very generalized look into the male and female mind.
Bearing in mind that this book is based in the majority of people and is not a foolp
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Andy Dale
Aug 30, 2015 Andy Dale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about the differences between guys and girls and dating. It's geared toward teenagers and has a slight religious basis, but you don't have to be religious or a teenager to get something from this book. The main point of the book is that girls inter relate their whole lives like a bowl of spaghetti, while guys compartmentalize like different sections and walls of a waffle. I don't think this entirely relates to all people, but it is informative to most. A few things I got from the bo ...more
Haley Keller
Jun 15, 2012 Haley Keller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a great book. It's full of humour, and I love the way it compares male and female brains. I think this is a great book for teens. It teaches you how the opposite sex thinks in a way that isn't boring at all. I should point out that this is a Christian book with some references to God and the Bible, although it's not overly loaded with religious stuff.

I think a lot of teens would really enjoy this book, and it has a lot of things that will help you communicate with and understa
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Fenix Rose
Apr 09, 2012 Fenix Rose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good read, funny yet informative and every male and female can relate and learn from this no matter if teen or "grown up". I love that illustation of girls having spegetti brains and boys waffle ones. It so makes alot of sense. It was nice that certian heavy topics like sex were approached with honesty. Not just saying NO, but why to wait, and why not waiting and being too physcial damages a relationship. Not just teen relationships but adult ones as well. Certianly that is not the impression ...more
Rebekah Gyger
I started reading this after it was suggested by Jill Williamson a week or so ago as a good way to learn about the thought process of males and females in order to write more believable characters. While this books does not deal with writing, it does show a bit of what goes on in peoples' heads.

While I found a few chapters new and relevant, for the most part, I already knew most of the ideas or concepts. It seems like a good book for teens who are really, really confused, but not for those that
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Brittany
Aug 16, 2011 Brittany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book!!! It was funny at times which lightened the tension on some subject matters. But while joking at times this book is meant to take seriously. I loved how the book is for more of the Christian and Catholic kids, but they tell you to make your own decisions. Not everything has to be perfect because face it no one is. The book says it's up to you to decide when the time is right and when you're ready to do something. Basically this book is telling you to be yourself, but also givi ...more
Mspositivity
Dec 09, 2012 Mspositivity rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book greatly! There were so many logical insights on life that almost anyone can relate to, as well as wit to lighten the heavier subjects covered in this book. Unfortunately I was a little turned off by the amount of religious content. Yes, I do understand to each his own and that the author works in a church enviornment, but for the agnostic readers of the world I for one was a tad uncomfortable with the religious references. For those who are religious though the references are ...more
Hannah
Jul 13, 2011 Hannah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ok I don't read any nonfiction for fun. The last non-fiction book I read for pleasure was The Professor and the Madman (I was a Sophomore in college) and I liked it because it read like fiction. This dosen't read like fiction. It can be preachy about God at times, but it is worth the read! It is meant to be read by teens in high school, and while I was reading it I thought "so that's why that happened." It explains the differences between guys and girls in a way that make since. It is much like ...more
Jill Williamson
Jun 18, 2010 Jill Williamson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review by Jill Williamson

Chad Eastham makes me laugh. And that's a very good thing when you're talking about serious subjects, like relationships. In this book, Chad explains how girls' brains and guys' brains are different and how that affects the way girls and guys behave. It's fascinating and oh so true.

This book is gold. There is so much wisdom between these pages. You want to know what's up with boys? Or why girls do that? Whatever your question is, Chad knows the answer. This book will h
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Mackenzie Lane
I read this book sophomore year of high school, I believe, and I remember laughing so hard I cried. It's incredibly witty, and downright informative without being preachy.

The author, Chad, has a way with words that are relatable to the teenage demographic without being overly "teenagery." It's a line so thin most authors cross it, but Chad must have an extraordinary optometrist because he saw that line and he camped out right at the edge of perfection.

This book is geared toward Christians, als
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Dailyn
I LOVED this book. Sure, there were a couple of parts that sorta freaked me out and made me start to over analyze myself, but I thought that this boom was INCREDIBLY informative. And FUNNY. I loved the light-hearted feel that the author brought to the book. It made everything feel more normal and not quite as serious or freaky.

Being able to have that peek into the differences of guys & girls brains & actions was fascinating. It made me understand the opposite gender so much better, and
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Amy
Aug 20, 2010 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We used this book for the youth Bible study that we lead. It was a really great book for that - the youth could definitely related to it, and we even learned a lot. While it is a "Christian" book, it is scripture heavy - really there is a verse for each chapter in the study notes at the end of the book and then maybe a few references to God in the chapter. We were hoping for something with a little more Biblical substance, but the youth really enjoyed talking about how God created differences be ...more
Laurie Niestrath
Guys are waffles, Girls are spaghetti is one of the best metaphors that I have encountered in a long time. It describes the differences between how boys and girls approach relationships and communication with far greater clarity than being from venus and mars. When was the last time any of us traveled to either of those planets.
The author is quite adept in conveying relationship differences and communication skills with young people. Some of the advice is rather unrealistic, in my opinion.
Jessica
This book was definitely suited for a younger age group than I am in, so maybe that's why I didn't find it particularly fantastic. I think if I had read it when I was a teenager it would have been better. Regardless, I did learn from this book and gained a new outlook on a lot of topics regarding relationships. (Just because you get older, doesn't mean waffles get any less confusing) I kind of felt that a lot of the quotes and references to God seemed plopped in out of place parts of the book, n ...more
Lindsey
Dec 08, 2010 Lindsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What to say about this book? I really don't know. ahaha. If you want to understand the opposite sex better...or if you want to understand why you do some things you do...read this book. and it gives you some really random and strange facts. Like, did you know that you get dumber everytime you kiss? or that Dolphins are the only other animals, besides humans, that have sex for enjoyment? ahahha. I would recommend this book to everyone
Ada  Library
I was trying to read this as I might have as a teen, which is this books main audience, but I think even then this book would have annoyed me for all it's stereotypes of both sexes. I think Eastham's strongest points are when he mentions scientific research, which strengthens or makes his point, but there wasn't enough of that for my taste. At a surface level there are things to be learned, but definitely not my cup of tea.
Ezra.Z
Feb 28, 2014 Ezra.Z rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book a lot. It's very informative and at the same time, very funny. If you are a about to be a teen, or already are, I would recommend this book as a guide to the next chapter in your life. I found it very useful for learning about the opposite sex, (Thats what the book's about). If you choose to read this short and wonderful book, knock yourself out.
Mary Alice
Feb 14, 2014 Mary Alice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of good illustrations in this book. Read it and gave it to my daughter a few years back- now it's time for the son to read it. Talks about brain development, communication differences in genders - and remembering not to rush everything. Know who you are in Christ- look to Him for direction and the rest will work out.
Beth E
The premise of this book is very interesting and a helpful way to understand the different thought patterns of the two sexes. I did not realize, when I picked up this book, that it was geared at teens, so it wasn't quite as interesting for myself (although a helpful reminder of what I'll experience in many years as my son grows up!).
James Ruprecht
"Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" for kids and young adults 8th grade and up. A number of Christian references used to make a point from time to time (occasional, not prevalent), but if you're not Christian, or even religious (like me), the points being made are still valid--don't throw the baby out with the bath water.
Grace
Oct 20, 2014 Grace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i read this book in eighth grade and it was amazing, not only insight into what it is like being a teen and struggling to make sense of the opposite sex, but goes into how to survive the difficult teenage years with grace and dignity. this book was funny, emotional, and helpful and im really happy i read it.
Amanda
Dec 16, 2014 Amanda rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was trying to read this as I might have as a teen, which is this books main audience, but I think even then this book would have annoyed me for all it's stereotypes of both sexes. I think Eastham's strongest points are when he mentions scientific research, which strengthens or makes his point, but there wasn't enough of that.
Chloé
Jul 01, 2015 Chloé rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a fun, important read! I really loved the idea of waffles and spaghetti, and it really helped me see things differently. I learned a lot from this book, and also laughed quite a lot from the sometimes ridiculous but always hilarious humor! I really love this book; I think its message is important and every teen should read it.
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