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The Mancode: Exposed (A Humor Collection) [Kindle Edition]

Rachel Thompson , Jessica Swift
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

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Book Description

'I'm over forty. I don't have a blankie. I have vodka.'

Note: this is not a book of advice, how-to, or self-help. The author deconstructs stereotypes with satire. Totally different concept.

'I write about men, women, sex, & chocolate. My experiences, my truth, my martinis.'

*Note: Thompson employs hashtags (i.e., the # sign) in her collection. Google it. These are not typos, people #deargod.

Looking for a humorous take on family relationships or love and romance? Look no further.

Praise for The Mancode: Exposed -- already a #1 bestseller in Marriage, Parenting & Families AND Parenting & Relationships!

5/5 Star Reviews:

--As a long time warrior in the Battle of the Sexes, I would've won a lot more skirmishes had I had a copy of Mancode in my saddle. Reaching back toward my shotgun, I would've found this collection. Instead of shooting the man, I could've said, "Stop acting like a man!" Buy Mancode and stop wasting bullets.

~ Beth Wareham, author Power of No

--Finally! A woman who gets what I'm going through every day, from that whole spitting thing to my deep abiding love for chocolate. Well done!

~ Amber Scott, author of #1 Kindle bestsellers IRISH MOON, FIERCE DAWN, WANTED

--Mancode: Exposed is a scathingly funny, rapid fire and heartfelt look at men. Author Rachel Thompson delivers a satirical piece that invokes strong shades of Penny Marshall and Seth McFarlane.

~ Casey Ryan, Host & Creator, Cutting Room Floor radio program

If you're looking for satire, love and romance, and sex depicted with humor, buy this book!

Can't get enough of Thompson's snarky humor? Purchase her first release, A Walk In The Snark, her #1 bestselling collection of essays released January 2011, hitting #1 on the Motherhood list September, 2011 and has become a chart mainstay. Find out why!

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Can you laugh at yourself? 
That's the basic tenet of this book. It's supposed to make you think, make you angry, make you disagree and shake your fist at me in defiance. 
And then laugh. 
I take stereotypes and deconstruct them with satire. If it's not apparent that I wrote this book with tongue firmly in cheek, then this is clearly not the book for you. Return it, get a refund, don't waste your time. 
If, however, you enjoy laughing at yourself and see the humor in relationships, please enjoy! 

About the Author

You can find Rachel most days on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Goodreads, Pinterest, or Instagram, providing social media tips on her own interactive Twitter stream and popular blog, consulting with social media clients (See BadRedhead Media), or promoting her books A Walk In The Snark and The Mancode: Exposed, both Kindle bestsellers!
On December 20, 2012, she released Broken Pieces, her first non-humor collection of essays, prose and poetry to terrific reviews! Pick up a copy today! 

Thompson is also the Blog-To-Book expert for Triberr, giving regular webinars on taking your blog to book and how to ensure it sells!
She also started four popular book promotion sites for all types of authors. 
Rachel lived in the OC, aka Orange County, CA (home of Disneyland) for over seventeen years. In Fall, 2012 she moved back to the Sacramento area where she was raised. Somewhere in there, this redhead in a sea of blondes fits in being a full-time wife and mom to her two young children and just one husband. She loves coffee, the occasional dirty martini, and Nutella. She misses sleep. 
Rachel was profiled by Sean Gardner (April, 2011) in the Huffington Post Books section regarding social media and ePublishing, was chosen by BlogWorld as one of twenty-three 
'Brilliant Bloggers' in March, 2012, and recently shouted out in Forbes THREE times (August and September, 2012)! She's also a monthly columnist for the San Francisco Book Review and guest writer for 12Most and BitRebels. Check it out! 

Product Details

  • File Size: 236 KB
  • Print Length: 140 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Rachel Thompson (November 29, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006G5EMCK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #306,984 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I gotta say... I Really Liked This One! January 5, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a really well written book which had me laughing out loud innumerable times as I read it. Unusual for a book of this genre, it doesn't disparage men at all, it simply and humorously points out some of the stereotypical traits of men and gives the author's take on them. It is obvious that she doesn't hate men as so many other female authors of books in this genre seem to. She, in fact, revels in the differences between "us and them" and faces the challenges of her committed relationship; i.e., marriage, with the wit and understanding which comes from giving half a damn about the person she chose to spend her life with. Applause...more applause!!! Yea!

After reading a number of books in this genre and being appalled by the vitriolic and obvious disdain (bordering on, or crossing the line into hatred) for men which many of these authors espouse, it was really refreshing to find this book which so eloquently and tactfully (yet humorously) made its points. Oh sure, I can't agree that this book and all its views pertain to each and every man...but there are parts to which each guy can lay claim and hopefully sit back and have a laugh at himself and, perhaps, even learn a thing or two. I give this one 4 ½ stars...oops...gotta go. I hear the wife calling:
"Yes dear..."
"Where are you???"
"I'm in the garage reading a book."
"Really! What is it?"
"Nothing..." #Mancode
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43 of 49 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Rachel Thompson scratched the surface of the differences on how men and women communicate and approach life in her first book, A WALK IN THE SNARK. THE MANCODE: EXPOSED digs deeper into this challenge, citing a wide array of examples that a man and woman in a relationship can relate to - or even men and women who interrelate but aren't in a relationship, for that matter. With her trademark "snarky" take, Rachel keeps things flowing with short, witty essays carefully organized into four distinct thematic sections. A quick read that will leave you smiling (or maybe even laughing) as you go but thinking when you're done.
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52 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I laughed so hard, I cried! November 30, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is laugh out loud comedy, folks. Save a trip to your local comedy club and BUY THIS BOOK!

After reading the author's last book, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. She did not disappoint me. The Mancode: Exposed is the bare naked truth. Rachel Thompson is witty and clever. She exposes the truth on men, women, sex, and relationships. Her 'deconstructions' are new perspectives on how we look at the opposite sex.

I found myself relating to so many things inside these digital pages. It not only had me laughing out loud, and getting weird looks from my family, it helped me understand my husband and our relationship better. This is sure to be a bestseller in no time.

If you're looking for great entertainment or you're in need of good humor, I highly recommend this book.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterical! December 1, 2011
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Mancode had me laughing from page one. This is not a dainty hee hee kind of chuckle but a Laugh Out Loud kind of funny. Rachel hit it on the head so many times, I swear she was talking about my own darling hubbie! Perhaps some mancode quirks are truly universal. Looking forward to the third book!!
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56 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars #Mancode at its Best! November 30, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Macode: Exposed by Rachel Thompson aka @RachelintheOC

According to the dictionary, the definition of Snark is - Combination of "snide" and "remark". Sarcastic comment(s). Also snarky (adj.) and snarkily (adv.)

According to me, the definition is RachelintheOC, Rachel Thompson, Mancode vs. Chickspeak, A Walk In The Snark, Mancode Exposed!

I absolutely just love the work of Rachel Thompson. Not only is she an amazing person, her writing is witty, humorous, and OMG Brilliant! Where the heck does she come up with this stuff? She never fails to bring a smile to one's face and if you have followed her blog or read her first book, A Walk in the Snark, then you know exactly what I'm talking about. If you haven't done either of the above, well let me tell you, you're missing out on some good stuff. So hop on over to [...], buckle up, and enjoy the ride! You will love it!

In Macode Exposed Thompson hits more on the man aspect of her rants and deconstruction, but boy oh boy is she right on. Don't fret guys, she also incorporates some Chickspeak as well. From a man's personal domain - his garage, to California Barbies, to a guys "One Size Fits All Fix It" box, you are sure to be laughing with her antics and explanations!

Rent-A-Husband was brilliant though I really love the idea of a Cabana boy. I absolutely loved Mark on the World, where men may actually need to be marking their territories. It just goes on and on, and I'm telling you this is stuff you need to get your hands on, guys and gals alike. I believe with Thompson's books, it may just open up the lines of communication in relationships, which let's admit it, that's where many fall short, (no she's not a therapist, but what better way to crack that code than with humor and a book to prove it?)!
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rachel exposed it ... and I liked it! December 1, 2011
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Rachel Thompson, the Mistress of Snark, has her razor sharp wit honed to a fine edge in her second book The Mancode: Exposed. I was introduced to Ms. Thompson, and her unique brand of humor and insight, with her first book, A Walk in the Snark, and in this newest look into the world according to Rachel she has surpassed herself. Her "deconstruction" of all things male shows a wisdom gained from decades of marriage and raising a rambunctious son. As a man I find myself saying, "well, yeah? The remote is an important part of human civilization."

Rachel's humor, as she rips open the sometimes strange complexities which she terms the "mancode" and lays bare our most private quirks, strokes our male egos even as she grinds hard on our more irritating habits. Her deep love for the men she berates comes through as she tries to make sense of our mysterious male behavior. This book will have both men and women rolling in laughter and nodding in agreement. Anyone who has ever lived with another person will find common ground in her observations.

I recommend The Mancode: Exposed to every reader from young men and women starting to date to old married couples. You don't need to read A Walk in the Snark first, but if you appreciate Rachel's humor I would recommend it as well. She also has a blog for even more snarkalicious deconstructions.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre
I bought the book expecting to laugh a lot at original takes on common stereotypes and experiences. Instead, I just laughed once or twice. Read more
Published 2 months ago by J. Linson
3.0 out of 5 stars It had some funny things in it
It was a little scattered storywise. It had some funny things in it, but it was more like a transcript of a standup comic.
Published 2 months ago by Penguinns
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Awfully bad writing. Painful to read. Not funny. Couldn't finish it.
Published 2 months ago by Vanessa Hilton
1.0 out of 5 stars Such a boring book. Honestly
Such a boring book. Honestly, if it isn't free, don't waste you money. If it is free, don't waste your time.
Published 3 months ago by justMe
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
didn't liked much
Published 4 months ago by Nereo Mendoza
2.0 out of 5 stars sorry but I did try hard
I tried hard. It took me a long time to read this book and I wanted to give it a chance but I didn't like it or found it funny.
Published 5 months ago by Raphael Reynoso
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mancode: Exposed (A Humor Collection)
Lighthearted and humorous reading material. Good for a few laughs and repeated readings. Additional reading material downloaded to my Kindle unit.
Published 9 months ago by NJKID1010
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable read
I enjoyed this book, it gave laughs and giggles. It definitely will help for newlywed to keep in mind. Luckily for now this is more of a laugh than reality, but it was great. Read more
Published 10 months ago by bittersweet illumination 98
2.0 out of 5 stars Would have been a cute magazine article
Women love chocolate; men love their remotes. That pretty much sums up the book! The author does have some other humorous observations. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Kerri
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Read
Funny and surprisingly real. From a current drug rep, I am relieved to know there is life and laughs after the golden handcuffs come off:)
Published 11 months ago by rebecca
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More About the Author

Twitter: @RachelintheOC

Rachel Thompson (aka RachelintheOC) is a bestselling author, now represented by Booktrope, and social media/author marketing consultant (BadRedhead Media and Author Social Media Boot Camp).

Her three books, A Walk In The Snark, The Mancode: Exposed and Broken Pieces are all #1 Kindle bestsellers! Midwest Book Review and two Amazon Top 10 Hall of Fame reviewers all gave Broken Pieces five stars!

Her articles appear regularly in the Huffington Post, San Francisco Book Review (BadRedhead Says...),,, and

She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut.

Buy Now : A Walk in the Snark * Mancode: Exposed * Broken Pieces

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