Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Guys Are Waffles, Girls Are Spaghetti - Book Review

Thanks to Thomas Nelson and Mama Buzz, I had a chance to review another fun book. This easy to read book is great for teens who want help understanding the opposite sex better (and I mean really...we could all use some help in that area!)

Guys are Waffles, Girls are Spaghetti


Retails for $12.99
For Ages 12- 17

Book Synopsis from the back of the book

In this hilarious, yet amazingly insightful book, discover the secrets behind why guys and girls think and act so differently. Guys' brains have little compartments like a waffle, and there they keep most aspects of their lives separated. Girls brains are like spaghetti, because they tend to keep everything in their lives connected. Learn how to talk so a "waffle" will listen, and how to understand the "spaghetti-ish" conversations that you will encounter your entire life. Learning about waffles and spaghetti will make a difference in real-lilfe issues like dating, sex, friendships, body language, and communication skills of every kind. So dig in for the insights you've been craving.

When talking about the difference between guys and girls, it's hard to put those differences into a word picture that makes sense. After reading Guys Are Waffles, Girls Are Spaghetti, the title did just that (and it made me a little hungry, I'll admit it)! This book is quite funny and written in a way that teens will enjoy. With chapter titles like "Crying in the Bathroom", "Talking More Better", "Shoot Your Barber", and "Your Brain Doesn't Work...Completely", you can't help but be amused. But what's even better is that while you're being amused, you're also taking in some good info. Like you'd expect with a title like this, the book is chock full of info on understanding the opposite sex. It starts with basic info on chromosomes and brain structure and operation and moves on to cover communication styles, listening styles, dating, and sex.

Although this book is great for interpersonal relationships, it's also great at helping your teen understand himself or herself better. This book sparked some great conversations with my daughter about why she acts the way she does, what she learned about the way boys act, and even some interesting conversations about boundaries in dating. (She's not allowed to date yet, but when she is, I want her to be very clear in her boundaries and expectations!)

If you have teens around your house, this would be a great book to keep on your bookshelf (and even if you don't, you and your hubby may learn something you didn't know!)

*Disclosure: This book was provided to the Mama Buzz site and Mama Buzz reviewers, free of charge, in exchange for today's blog tour*


Blogger Sharon said...

I heard the author(s) interviewed last year and I can agree with you... I learned a lot about myself and my husband from their explanations! Now each time I serve waffles for our toddler it reminds me of how differently we're wired (praise God!)

Great job the review.

October 28, 2009 at 5:23 PM  

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