Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Review of "A Guy's Guide to Life."

I was excited when I picked up A Guy's Guide to Life: How to Become a Man in 224 Pages or Less, the prospect of a book that really was willing to deal with the issues that a teenager encounters growing up, would be invaluable. Jason Boyett’s writing style is witty and engaging. And the book is filled with lots of great tips on helping a person navigate the teenage years.

Unfortunately, the book is also trite. I was hoping that this would be something that I could give to my teenage daughter’s boyfriends, but they would be too busy laughing at the silliness of some of the suggestions to really hear the important stuff.

The biggest problem for me is the book doesn’t really exist in the real world. It is a world that the youth that I know don’t live in – nor did they ever.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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