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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 aboutand 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 wi
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 13th 2009 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published 2000)
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Jan 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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 rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 27, 2016 rated it did not like it
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.
May 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2018, couldn-t-finish
I wanted to like this book because I love the metaphor but I couldn't get past the religious and somewhat sexist comments to get more than half way through
May 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Mariano Antolin
Oct 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
This book covers a pretty mature topic. ( I Reccommend this only to mature readers.) The book, “Guys are Waffles, Girls are Spaghetti”, is about understanding youre opposite gender. Guys and girls have there differences, but as they are different, they are also the same. Understanding the opposite gender is not easy, and this book tells you all about it. Some times its hard to understand what girls are saying, and what they really mean, and this book clearly states what they say, versus what the ...more
Miguel Campoverde
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Chad Eastham His strengths were him being descriptive and made sure we got his idea and where he was coming from. A realistic part in the book is when him and a couple of friends used a survey and put in what’s the most attractive about girls and what’s not. A non-realistic part is there was a part saying what a girl wants in a relationship but all girls want different things in a relationship. He could make the book better by to being so one sided and is always on one sex. He is supposed to be ...more
Sydney White
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was very informative. I love how the author describes how boys think. They are so confusing at points in life and I don’t understand what they are talking about. I think something that was very informative about this was they way the author talked about his personal life with theses things. I think the book could have been more interesting if the author could have said things about other peoples lives. so if you are confused with the other gender read this book it will tell you all you ...more
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Let me just start off with saying this book was weird/interesting. I really can’t put it into words but talked a lot about sex. It was a interesting read though. The one thing the author could do to improve is make it a bit more shorter than like 200 pages. And it would be cool to see if they made a kids version so every one could read this book. But other wise it was a good book 4/5 stars I don’t know if I would read this again.
Kasi Green
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
Fanta Fofana
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book should be read about 2 times to really get the concept like this deep like DEEP!

This book has good advice on dating, relationships and way girls and guys brains work .
Brittany Joiner
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Thought this was going to be more of a scientific discussion about how male and female brains are different. Not really. Also, meant for teenagers.
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brittney Crook
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Still so good!
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
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
Jul 21, 2010 rated it it was ok
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
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Christians, Teens, Advice Seekers, Someone Seeking a Relationship.
Recommended to Olivia by: Savanna Farrington
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
Andy Dale
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
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 rated it really liked it
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
Fenix Rose
Apr 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 30, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Aug 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
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 rated it it was amazing
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
Mackenzie Lane
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
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.
Jun 05, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Dec 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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 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
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