A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend

For Every Guy Who Wants to Be One/For Every Girl Who Wants to Build One

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781401302917

USD: $22.95  /  CAD: $28.95

ON SALE: January 23rd 2007

Genre: Mind, Body, Spirit / Self-help / Personal Growth / Happiness


Most dating books are written for women — what a mistake that is. Women know how to date . . . It’s men who need the help! At last: a blithe, bold, and bawdy guide to building a better boyfriend

At some point, every guy — player, geek, mama’s boy, “regular Joe” — meets a woman who makes him want to be a boyfriend. A good boyfriend. Problem is, unless he’s had some first-rate training (by a previous girlfriend, a sister, a mom), he probably doesn’t even know what that means. Felicity Huffman and Patricia Wolff come to the rescue with a rollicking — and whip-smart — handbook to navigating the minefield of male-female relationships.

Directed at men (though of course it’s women who’ll buy it, then leave it at their boyfriend’s place — accidentally on purpose), A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend lays out the many steps involved in becoming a good boyfriend, while still maintaining guy-dignity. It covers issues like:

Who decides when you become a boyfriend (answer: She does.)
How to look like you’re listening, even when you’re not (If you’re busted, just say “You’re so pretty, I’m distracted.”)
Ten things never to say on the first date (#4: “I just did that to freak you out.”)
Finding the middle ground between too cool (think third grade) and too eager (think surprise visits)
Why becoming a good boyfriend is a lot like training for the A team

Filled with humor, ribaldry, common sense, and assorted outdoor skills, A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend is the next dating guide to dominate the bestseller lists.

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