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I Love Geeks: The Official Handbook Paperback – January 17, 2009

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About the Author

Carrie Tucker has been a staff writer for sonicnet.com and mtv.com, as well as a current contributing writer to Anthem and Filter magazines. Ms Tucker (a self proclaimed nerd) with over a decade of experience in marketing and PR writing for the music industry and lifestyle brands. She currently lives in New York with a boyfriend (a fellow nerd).
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (January 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605500232
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605500232
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,573,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By David Ernesto Padilla on April 13, 2009
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This girl definitely knows what she is talking about. At least, from the geek boyfriend's point of view. I sincerely hope her advice will help girlfriends everywhere.
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Hey ladies, tired of meatheads? Carrie Tucker, a self-professed nerd, breaks it all down for the girl who hopes to land a geek in the wild and figure out how to deal with his obsessions (i.e. don't change him, nod politely as he cries over the possibility of a Firefly movie). After a quiz to determine the breadth (and depth) of your guy's nerdiness, and a brief history lesson - from D&D to DOS prompts - each chapter defines and addresses the mindset of various genres, from Anime to graphic novels to video games to film and television to sci-fi to...sports (90-pound weaklings need some survival tactic against guys pressing them against lockers, I suppose). The absence of information on music and literary geeks is puzzling, but this is an otherwise informative primer for women sick of waking up nude in an alley after blacking out at the local sports bar.
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I mainly bought because my boyfriend over a year is a huge Star Wars fan and has brought out my geek side. It's funny, amusing, and I found things in there I knew, things I impressed the boy with -- not really because he saw me reading from it as I recited my new knowledge, and things I didn't know. Great book!
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As a female geek, I felt like checking this book out. I was hoping to find something that would have been amusing rather than offensive. Despite how she has little blurbs from fellow ladies dating geeks, I feel as if the majority of the book is just written off of her own experiences with dating geeks and nerds. I saw references to beloved games being called "cute" among other words that just make me cringe when I try to think of what a dating a geek guide should have. Please, if you already are a geek girl, don't pick up this book. You will cringe at many points.
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I disagree that this is condescending. It's mainly for wit in my eyes, and not to really be taken seriously.

Despite that, it has a lot of information in it about things a girlfriend "should know" about certain things their geek is into. ie. There's a timeline of major events in gaming. I like how recent it is, since it adds to the entertainment value. Ms. Tucker has done her research, and is able to write about computers, gaming, movies, and anime, while making it a fun read. The slang used made it more enjoyable, but the sensitive parts concerning what really is great about dating a geek made me appreciate mine more. If only for that, it's a great buy.
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