The Mancode: Exposed Paperback – January 6, 2015
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~Beth Wareham, author of 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, bestselling author of Irish Moon
"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
About the Author
Not just an advocate for sexual abuse survivors, Rachel is the creator and founder of the hashtag phenomenon #MondayBlogs and the live Twitter chat, #SexAbuseChat, co-hosted with certified therapist/survivor, Bobbi Parish.
She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family.
- Item Weight : 6.6 ounces
- Paperback : 140 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1620156768
- ISBN-13 : 978-1620156766
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.35 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : Booktrope Editions (January 6, 2015)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #18,477,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top reviews from the United States
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This is great bit of comedy and satire that most people, male or female, will enjoy reading. Rachel's writing style lends itself to the humor of the essays in this book. I really felt more like someone was talking to me about their perceptions, rather than just reading them in a book.
This isn't any type of serious "exposure" of man logic. In fact, many of the things described in the book as being mancode, I don't do. Though I have been accused of being more "female" than male. But, back on topic. This is a book for those wanting to take a lighter side look at men, women, and how they interact to form some resemblance of a relationship.
If I had to pick one thing about this book that bothered me, and I don't HAVE to, but the hashtags (#) were a bit of a minor inconvenience for me. It is part of the style of the book, and the author warns you they are coming, so I was prepared to deal with them. While I am accustomed to these on Twitter, every time I see a #, I read it as hashtag. I would see #Mancode but read it as hashtag mancode. So that is my nit-picky item on this book.
The fact that I was forced to be so nit-picky tells you how good this really is. If you enjoy a bit of humor and find the difference between males and females fun, you will enjoy this book.
* "The Mancode: Exposed has sex in it. If that offends you, move along. It's sarcastic and snarky. If your sensibilities run toward the conservative, you might not want to read any farther. (Pssst: I also throw in the occasional well-placed curse word or two.)"
* "... this particular section, we talk bodies. If you're comfortable deconstructing things like the penis or vagina, I'm your girl. Hang out, stay awhile. Put on your Pradas and let's go, baby. "
* "... a #snarky bitch. Tried to warn you. If you can't handle the snark, get out of the kitchen. I certainly did. **"
Well, I'm not easily scared, and so I stayed. I'm glad I did.
The Mancode: Exposed is witty, snarky, sarcastic, and sweet, all rolled into one fun, easy read.
That's not an easy feat to pull off, but Thompson puts together an entertaining collection of essays on her take on the dynamics of men, women, and their interactions.
Although I found it a little heavy on stereotypes, it would be hard to argue against the basic reality of the differences between men and women. Serious scientific evidence abounds for the truth of how men's brains and women's brains work differently. Thompson "deconstructs" those differences in the real world of marriage and parenthood, using her own life as a case study of sorts.
The writing is funny and often biting, but there's a kindness underlying it all. Thompson unabashedly claims to be snarky, but I see sweetness underneath the snarkiness and bitchiness. That made me feel comfortable with the outward wickedness. Knowing that she takes some examples to the extreme for artistic effect let me sit back and enjoy the snarky ride.
Make no mistake, though, readers will do well to take Thompson's warnings seriously. If you're easily offended, The Mancode: Exposed is not for you. The subject matter and language are not for the dainty among us. Although I'm basically a dainty person, I have a slightly raunchy and, dare I say it, snarky streak in me. Just wide enough to be delightfully entertained by Mancode.
If you have such a streak, small or wide, take a look at The Mancode: Exposed. I'll be surprised if you don't find at least a few laugh-out-loud pages.
Warning; do not read this book while eating or drinking, it is hazardous.
Top reviews from other countries
L'autrice riesce a fare un'analisi oggettiva; sa riportare anche quelli che sono i pregi dell'uomo, così come spesso evidenzia i difetti delle donne e sa farne una divertente analisi!
Insomma non si risparmia nessuno, uomo o donna che sia! E l'analisi delle relazioni tra la coppia è sempre presente!
Ne viene fuori un libro molto piacevole e coinvolgente!
La lettura in inglese richiede certo un impegno maggiore, ma, nonostante ciò, non ho avuto grandi difficoltà e ho potuto apprezzare il libro!
P.S: fino a qualche giorno fa era in download gratis qui! :D
Kein Humor, kein Spaß...Bitte nicht kaufen es sind nur verschenktes Geld!
If I only knew before..I wouldn't have bought it...what a time and money waste! Don't buy it!