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13 10, 2009

Review: Friends Like These by Danny Wallace

By | October 13th, 2009|Categories: Humor, Memoirs, Nonfiction|Tags: , |1 Comment

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Reviewed by Bookish Britt

Remember when you were about knee-high and swore you would be best friends forever with whoever you’d bonded with over recess? You had those bracelets with two halves of a heart, pinky-swore, or did one of the various things to reassure your naive self that no matter what, you’d always keep in touch. I know I did. With the help of social networking sites like Facebook, we are lulled into complacency that we’ve reconnected with our past BFF’s. But Danny Wallace, author of Yes Man and now Friends Like These, actually did the hard part of tracking down the friends in his elementary school address book and connecting the past with the present.

Right around when Wallace realized that his 30th birthday was looming overhead, he realized that this milestone meant that he had to be a man. He had

10 08, 2009

Review: The Maxims of Manhood: 100 Rules Every Real Man Must Live By by Jeff Wilser

By | August 10th, 2009|Categories: Entertainment, For Men, Gift Ideas, Humor, Nonfiction|Tags: , |1 Comment

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Reviewed by Al H.

The Maxims of Manhood: 100 Rules Every Real Man Must Live By is a humor/reference book delving into the very minds of real men everywhere. A map of the male thought processes. And yes, to all the women reading this, men do have thought processes.

Jeff Wilser, the author of this handbook to all things masculine, has broken the male mystique into 100 simple rules. Each rule consists of an explanation, an example (Maxim In Action) and any possible exceptions (Maxim Exceptions) and can be read during a single trip to the bathroom. A definite bonus. Few men are willing to slog through anything more complicated. We’ll miss the game!

The maxims are not laugh-out-loud funny. Instead, they’re a great tongue-in-cheek chucklefest. Another bonus. A real man will rarely show his