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Guys Are Waffles, Girls Are Spaghetti Paperback – September 13, 2009
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For almost ten years, Chad has helped develop initiatives, programs, and events for youth throughout the country. While running an educational based non-profit, Healthy Visions, he helped to start The Revolve Tour, a Thomas Nelson Live Event. Chad has spoken with hundreds of thousands of teens all over the country, while still vowing to "talk pretty normal." In his new book, The Truth About Breaking Up, Making Up, & Moving On . . . he tackles the difficult subjects, with his own spin. Even the difficult stuff, after all, is packed with some of life's best gifts, if we are willing to let go of fear, and look at things in new ways. The answers will start to reveal themselves, and that's good news for all of us.
Being locked up in juvenile and rehab for a chunk of his teen years (not a sob story just his story), he found himself working later, with at-risk-youth, often in chemical dependency counseling. Working in behavioral therapy, education, faith-based groups, and then camps from Colorado to Kodiak, Alaska. Throughout college and now almost ten years later, he finds the subjects, the people, and the adventures to be even more exhilarating to discuss with people . . . from all walks of life. Having a knack for researchy stuff, while still "talking pretty normal".
When Chad isn't traveling and sleeping on friends couches, he resides in Nashville... near a fire-pit, with friends and music, while still refusing to say "y'all."
Top Customer Reviews
Two things worth noting about this book:
1) While it is apparent that the authors are Christian and that obviously influences the content, it is not overtly religious and as such I don't think that even non-religious folks would be put off by the very occasional reference to their Christian worldview.
2) This book is stated to be written for teens, and some of the style of the writing is definitely geared towards the younger set, but I find the content is good for any age group as the principles are universal and ageless.
I really enjoyed reading through this book. Not only did it help me understand why girls act the way they do, but I also learned alot about my guy friends, and how our actions come across. The book is also pretty easy to follow. Instead of just a bunch of psychology and philosophical mind twisting junk, Chad explains some basic differences in a way that I can understand, like humor and football. The whole waffles and spaghetti thing totally makes sense to me. I just really liked this book.
I am going to talk to my youth pastor and see if we can use this for our next group discussion.
For my part, I'm not overly crazy about books that make such sweeping generalizations about gendered behavior, but on the other hand, a book with a ton of subtlety would not have been nearly as readable. For a starter introduction to personalities, I think this book is fine. Honestly, I think that for a young person even to get the idea that not everyone ticks in the same way is a valuable message!
Great book; does exactly what it sets out to do.
As I read the first two chapters, I realized that they were pretty much the same. I thought it was just some kind of continuation from the previous chapter but then I kept reading and every chapter pretty much reinforced the waffles and spaghetti theory that was previously mentioned in the beginning of the book. I pretty much got the idea that they were conveying throughout the entire book in the first chapter. As for the advice, it really fell short. From the description on the back, they made it seem like your life would be better and you would understand the opposite gender much better and that would somehow help you. The only advice that I got was don't do anything stupid and treat people with respect which I already knew. Another part of this book that was quite annoying was the author's commentary on just about every page. I had never seen this before and I now know why. It was very distracting when I was reading a chapter and would have to stop reading whatever the chapter was about and read the authors comments which were quite frequent.Read more ›
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This is one of my favorite books I rec this for men and women of all ages (this was written for teens, but I actually like this one even more). Read morePublished 24 days ago by kathy hansen
bought it for my teenage daughter, she says she likes it and I've seen her reading it.Published 3 months ago by Rachel
This book is well done. I had read the first version for adults Men are like waffles, women are like spaghetti several years ago. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Picky Kay
Listen, if you want your kids to grow up and have a healthy relationship in a marriage don't buy this book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jonathan Dacosta
I thought this book had a lot of good points to be made and I even laughed at a few analogies in there. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kirsty
One of my friends had this book, but she wouldn't let me read it. I really wanted to, and I'm not sorry I have. It's very interesting to read, as well as pretty funny. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Matthew Cajero-Smith
I enjoyed reading. It was a fast read and made perfect sense. I often refer back to it when I explain how girls think like Spaghetti and Guys think like waffles. Read morePublished on February 10, 2014 by Sienna Wolf