How to Date Men When You Hate Men
From New Yorker and Onion writer and comedian Blythe Roberson, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a comedy philosophy book aimed at interrogating what it means to date men within the trappings of modern society. Blythe Roberson’s sharp observational humor is met by her open-hearted willingness to revel in the ugliest warts and shimmering highs of choosing to live our liv...more
A writer for the Stephen Colbert Show writes a parody of a dating manual. If one is a fan of Colbert they might like it. The author herself doesn't seem to know much about dating, or about anything else, really, except for PC talking points.
The funniest part is that the author doesn't see the irony inherent in an Ivy Leaguer telling other people to check their privilege.
This wasn't bad, it just wasn't for me.
I went in expecting a funny feminist analysis of modern dating. This read MUCH more like a mix between memoir and self-help. Again, that's not BAD, it's just not my jam.
It didn't help that my own dating experiences (and just general opinions about romance and dating) differ wildly from Roberson's.
I would have liked a more in-depth look at how Roberson's experiences reflect greater problems in society. I agree with Roberson's assertion that wom ...more
This is a tale of the 27-year-old author's meager dating life. I say meager, because the author believes she has never actually dated anybody. She occasionally talks about how she's "boned" and "boinked" numerous men.
Everyone else falls under categories such as "crushes," "boys she kisses," or "friends," which leads me to believe the author is actually a 12-year-old girl, since that's how my pre-teen daught ...more
First, let me say that this book is not about hating men. It chronicles the authors experiences dating while giving commentary on societal expectations placed on men and women. I found myself laughing out loud for a good chunk of the book, and some of the passages sound just like conversations I’ve had myself with my friends. It’s a little unorganized at times, but overall it was an enjoyable read. I think what I liked most was her love fo ...more
Particular topics of interest:
-Is this actually a date?
-Years long cru ...more
First of all, this is the perfect title to read visibly on the subway, and that's probably a good enough reason to pick it up. Roberson writes in a conversational tone with frequent laugh-out-loud-level-funny bits. There might not offer any new or life-changing insights, but hey, it always feels better to be able to laugh with someone about the way things are and why. Definitely will be passing this one along to my friends!
Rounded up because mathematical reasons and Reasons.
If you're the kind of person who reads the title and gets offended, you should probably read this book — but we all know you won't. How to Date Men When You Hate Men is NOT about hating men, but it's about dating men when you live in a patriarchal society that teaches men to mistreat and look down upon women. Even the most "woke" men are prey to this: they benefit from a society that women do not, and so this book is a perspective of w ...more
This above statement sums it all up.
It's a funny, lighthearted, breath of fresh air for anyone who finds themselves questioning life, love, dating, romance, and everything in between.
All the traps, pitfalls, pressures to perform and achieve are included at no extra costs to the readers.
Marriage as a validation of worth. Single hood as stardom ...more
“This makes it seem like I suck at introductions, which I emphatically DO NOT! I am very proud of being, like, okay at introductions, and I plan to slowly improve over the next twenty to seven hundred years.”
I do think that as an older person I am not quite the target aud ...more
I thought the title was funny and I wanted to read something that's completely different from what I've been reading. It's shown up all over my social media and it piqued my interest.
I also just listened to every episode of Nicole Byar's podcast "Why Won't You Date Me?" so I was in the mood for some feminist dating stories.
That's basically what this is.
It's very feminist, and it's the author telling you about all the ways she didn't realize she was on a date and every time ...more
How to Date Men when You Hate Men is one of the funniest books I've read in a long time. It is a quick easy read. I found myself identifying with the author and the pitfalls of being single. There were plenty of laugh out loud moments where you find yourself nodding along to what she is saying. I recommend this book no matter what your dating status is, you will find yourself laughing along.
If all funny books written by comedians were ranked by now much they made you want to go into stand-up, Roberson's book would be at the top. Catch me next week at open mics throughout Oklahoma attempting to make jokes about this very topic. To the straight white cisgendered men who've asked me to do emotional labor for them these past 23 years, I'll consider us even (or at least give you a 10% off coupon) if you buy and actua ...more