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Manslations : Decoding the Secret Language of Men
by Jeff MAC


Overview - THE ULTIMATE INTERPRETER OF GUY BEHAVIOR

Why doesn't my man get me flowers?
"Easy - because flowers don't do anything cool."

Will I scare him off if I call him first?
"No way. Well, not unless he's actually terrified of his phone, in which case you likely have bigger problems."

Why can't he just talk to me about our relationship?  Read more...


 
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Overview
THE ULTIMATE INTERPRETER OF GUY BEHAVIOR

Why doesn't my man get me flowers?
"Easy - because flowers don't do anything cool."

Will I scare him off if I call him first?
"No way. Well, not unless he's actually terrified of his phone, in which case you likely have bigger problems."

Why can't he just talk to me about our relationship?
"Yeah . . . and how come a gazelle never waits around to see if that lion is friendly?"

Men sometimes seem impossible to understand. But it turns out they're about as easy to read as coloring books - if you know what you're looking for. Manslations answers all these questions and more in this hilarious - and honest - guide to what men say, who they are, and why they behave the way they do.

""When that guy told you - within thirty seconds of introducing himself at the bar - that he drives a hybrid because he cares about the environment, the manslation is that he was trying to work his way into your bikini areas.""

Manslations reveals the golden rule that helps you figure out what never to worry about (and what to lose sleep over), plus the two key questions that will help unlock the meaning behind even the most confusing male actions. Capped off by a man-to-woman phrasebook, this is the only relationship guide you'll ever need.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781402214288
  • ISBN-10: 1402214286
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks
  • Publish Date: January 2009
  • Page Count: 208
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.54 x 0.51 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.68 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 45.
  • Review Date: 2008-10-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Comedian Mac wants to cure women of their confusion about how men think and what their words really mean. His book, relying heavily on broad comedy—which mostly works—and wearisome clichés of the “man as caveman,” is at once entertaining and disturbing. An analysis of the first date and a handy glossary of terms to decipher the real meanings of “I give great massages” and “of course I wasn't looking at her” are entertaining and uncomfortably accurate, but the author unwittingly turns his own gender from “simple” to simpleminded in his portrayal of men as profoundly uncomplicated creatures primarily motivated by sex. On occasion he lets women in on some valuable truths: for example, men don't fear intimacy, challenging women or commitment—unless they don't like you—or that men are capable of having sex with women “they actively dislike.” He does a fine job of warning women against certain unsavory types as well as alerting women to their own bad habits—participating in flattering delusions (“he's not calling me because he's scared of how much he likes me”). (Jan.)

 
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Decoding men

Women always claim men are so hard to understand—but could that be because we're reading into them the complexity we see in ourselves? Jeff Mac thinks so. In Manslations, the stand-up comic offers something of a you're-too-smart-for-your-own-good (that's us, ladies!) handbook to understanding men. With Mac as your guide, it's suddenly easy to interpret what the man in your life is saying. Do his words and actions contradict each other? There's truth in the old axiom, Mac says: "listen" to the actions and you'll find mixed signals aren't so mixed after all. Unsure whether he likes you? Again, Mac breaks it down: if he's getting physical and keeping you around even when he's not, you're golden. Mac is like your best well-meaning but often blunt guy friend—one who's happily involved and therefore willing to share insight into relationships. Ladies, we're wrong when we assume men are hard to understand, and that's perhaps the most useful manslation of all.

 
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