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Such a Nice Guy Paperback – October 16, 2009
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I believe this author gives one of the most 'it is what it is' outlooks on relationships, marriage and dating than most books out there on this subject. It is funny, shocking, eye opening, and real. It's a story about life. --Jeanie Herold
I absolutely loved this book from the first line! It's fun to see where most men's minds are and where most women's minds are. It's very refreshing to learn what the men are truly thinking! --Cassie Mae
Many of the stories made me think and all of them made me laugh. If you want a book filled with wit and insights into the male world and one that is a quick read, that you can pick up and turn randomly to any story, then this is the one. --Timothy D. Webster
From the Author
I'm just a man in his late forties who was fortunate enough to have a relatively baggage-free second shot at love and a sense of humor to avoid the depression that comes with rejection. I'm also lucky to be able to work from home, giving me the time to reflect and write about love on the West Coast. Finally, yes it's true: people in Southern California enjoy nicer weather and provide a large dose of physical and social dysfunction, giving me plenty of writing material.
This is not an autobiography. I embellish most of what I write to make it entertaining. Life is interesting, but to embellish is to add spice to the meat of a story. Forgive me for exaggerating and being judgmental and shallow at times. A nice, predictable, and politically correct Phil is a boring Phil--in person and in print. That's why I drink, and that's why I use my imagination.
Some people will find an essay or two they are convinced is about them. Rest assured that nothing in this book is about you, it's all about me: such a nice guy.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book talks about all different situations. If you are a man reading this you may find yourself in the same predicaments and agree with the way the author thinks. It's fun to see where most men's minds are and where most women's minds are. It's very refreshing to learn what the men are truly thinking!
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to laugh and learn more about men--from a man's point of view.
The common thread is that they are all humorous and shed much accurate insight into the workings of one man's mind and the male mind in general. It is a very easy book to read and you can pick it up and start reading anywhere in the book and find fun and enjoyment.
The book provides unusual insights into male and female dating motivations and habits. Although the stories center on a rather narrow part of society (middle aged people that go to bars) many of the insights apply to men and women throughout society. I recommend that you read this book with an open mind and a willingness to laugh at the world around you.
Luckily, thanks to author Phil Torcivia, women now have a way to gain some insight into the minds of men while being thoroughly entertained in the process. In his book, Such a Nice Guy, Phil Torcivia offers one hilarious anecdote after the other about the dating adventures of a middle-aged, divorced man. Though he readily admits to having embellished the situations that he describes for dramatic effect, it seems fairly obvious that both his perspective and imagination hold some valuable clues about how men perceive dating, relationships, and the women that they encounter along the way.
Though he touches upon a few subjects that are typically of a serious nature, such as infidelity, dissatisfying relationships, and emotional baggage, Torcivia puts such a humorous spin on each of them that his approach is sure to leave you tickled, if not laughing out loud altogether. Many of the stories in the book offer as much enlightenment as they do entertainment value. One such example can be found in a chapter titled, "If You Love Him, Leave for Him", wherein Torcivia makes a good case for why it is important to recognize when a relationship has run its course and to avoid staying with a partner for all the wrong reasons.
Another memorable and amusing chapter in Torcivia's book is titled "How Do I Work You?Read more ›
It is funny, shocking, eye opening, and real. It's a story about life. To put the book down and not finish it because you are put off by a few of the realities portrayed in some of the chapters is a mistake. If you take the time to read what the author is really relaying you will find he is actually not only nice, but considerate and has offered a realistic view of exactly what a nice guy is all about. There is no perfect out there and it is so much more fun to see the humor of it all than it is to pretend the truths portrayed about guys dont exists!! Hopefully all will see the incredible humor and maybe learn how to have a better relationship with your significant other by understanding them better and accepting that MEN!!...they will be what they will be... :-)! And we love them anyway!!!
Well done, Phil! A+++++
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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This guys is hysterical!
Bro-lit. Get yourself a single malt-neat- hunker in your man cave and savor the booze along with the tidbits of insight from philiosopher king Phil Torcivia.Published on March 7, 2013 by Anthony J Pietrafesa
This book had me laughing out loud more than "Nice Meeting You". I laughed so often, that people asked me what I was doing and I said reading -which they found difficult... Read morePublished on February 8, 2013 by DebM
Phil Torcivia's entire series of parodies is more than I can handle! His writing style is nothing short of hysterical!Published on January 8, 2013 by Anita
Phil Torcivia is both bad boy and good boy in one. I love the fresh taste in his outlook. His writing affects all my senses and emotions. Read morePublished on September 25, 2012 by Kathleen A. Taylor
I couldnt put this down or stop reading and once I flipped the last page, I went on to buy more from this author. Read morePublished on June 20, 2012 by Arlie Ann
I absolutely loved reading this book! I laughed the whole way through and even found some things to ponder... Read morePublished on April 29, 2011 by Kate Givans
I read this book over a few days and it was hilarious! Seeing things from a male point of view is always interesting and comical. Read morePublished on March 30, 2010 by Daisy
This book was definitely written by a man. All though I am female, I thought it was great. It was a fun read, and enlightening at the same time. Read morePublished on March 17, 2010 by J. Gagnon