12 March, 2008
Book Review - He's Just Not That Into You
He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys by Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo is such an amazing read in so many different levels.
Firstly, its hilarious. Greg with his sarcastic humor tackles the innumerable dating/relationship questions. The chapter titles are just so funny!! They are non-complicated, to the point and most importantly, unforgettable. He' s Just Not That Into You If He's Not Asking You Out, Not Calling You, Not Dating You, Not Having Sex With You, Having Sex With Someone Else, Only Wants To See You When He's Drunk, Doesn't Want To Marry You, Breaking Up With You, Disappeared On You, Married (and Other Insane Variations of Being Unavailable), Selfish Jerk, a Bully, or a Really Big Freak.... For every strange behavior in your man... there is an explanation. There are so many situations in the book where you feel, thats me... I was there... thinking that!!
Secondly, the book makes sense. There are so many books we read, we just can't relate. But this book, almost all of us can associate with. The advice given are a little hard to digest, but they do make sense. Its so true what Greg say... why be in a relationship if you are unhappy, just to avoid being alone!!
Thirdly, the female perspective from Liz in the form of, why the advice or situation is hard for us, how the modern day female psyche works, is all so relevant. It always helps to know you are not the only one with relationship issues.
Fourthly, the points to take from the chapter and the little exercise in the end, are so cute and fun. The Q&A reemphasizes all the point made in the book.
And finally, its a positive book. Gives your ego a nice boost. Makes you think optimistically. Makes you want to face the situation. (atleast I hope it does.)
Its an easy read. Nothing path-breaking or unheard of, but gives a insight into your relationships - current, past, future.
Great book to know the difference between what a guy says and what he really means.... Its a must read for this reason alone. Also makes you realize, it doesn't help to lower your standards and expectations. Don't ever compromise for a guy who is just not that into you...
Posted by Archie at 3/12/2008