Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Book Review: Just a Nice Guy
Just a Nice Guy
By Phil Torcivia
Is it true that nice guys finish last? It sure seems that way as a divorced man fights his way through a comedic dating scene. Will he ever find his soul mate?
Phil has been called the male version of Carrie Bradshaw. Enjoy his humorous essays about relationships and the struggles we all have finding and keeping lovers. Women appreciate his open view into the minds of men.
Artist Mike Swaim adds to the hilarity with his brilliant sketches, giving another dimension to Phil's quest for love.
In the absence of a "Handbook on Men" something like this collection of essays (one other reviewer said journal entries...I like that description) will help women, and not just single ones, understand what men are thinking. I hesitate to say that it's indicative of all men, but these are frank, tell-it-like-it-is insights.
There were a few times reading that I felt slightly uncomfortable knowing what the author was thinking in a situation, but there were so many more times that I laughed out loud and even a few when I felt kinda sorry for him.
My favorite chapters were "Men Over 40 Shouldn't", "Artsy Fartsy" and "Quarantine".
Reading this isn't going to make you an expert on the male mind, but it will help you see what some (more than a majority?) are thinking in certain situations.
I received a digital copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Additional compensation is at the discretion of the author.