- File Size: 2495 KB
- Print Length: 137 pages
- Publisher: Ashton Cartwright (September 10, 2012)
- Publication Date: September 10, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0099HFADC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,138,074 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Don't get me wrong, girls, there is plenty of tongue for your cheeks, too! Maybe if this book were given to all 14 year olds they would laugh themselves silly and proceed in a proper manner to single-hood. Then staying single until attaining a strong self-worth, fall into relationships that might, actually, work. Or teach a new paradigm: Healthy adults don't need to be in relationships to be healthy adults!
I loved the cartoons and the jokes along the way. But I especially loved the puns directed at the author, by the author! Even more I loved the testimonies at the end by the author's parents and friends. Somehow, I see Mr. Cartwright as a strong, self-assured guy who can not only take it but dish it out in equal measures! Healthy, strong parentage, huh?
Hey, but tongues aside, I think you have potential as an author, Ashton! More!!!!!
I don't normally laugh out loud when I read, but this book made me do just that. And there were parts where I wanted to just read paragraphs out to the nearest people (unfortunately I was on a train most of the time I was reading this, and I looked around, but the surly-faced bloke sitting near me in his tweed jacket just didn't seem like he would fully appreciate me giving him the advice as per the book).
Great tongue-in-cheek look at relationship self help books. Probably sums up the authors thoughts on that genre of writing quite well. Though I did think that there were certain sections that described me to a tee... (so what if I am a WoW player, play DnD and am a Chuck Norris joke connoisseur).
While you may not get useful relationship advice, you will hopefully get a good chuckle, I know I did.
by Ashton Cartwright
I purchased this book for my Kindle thinking it was to be a silly, feather-light humor book. After reading it, I realize it is nothing of the kind. This slim tome is filled with pithy wisdom, penetrating insights, and stunning artwork.
Pithy Wisdom: "Relationships have been the single biggest cause of stress, failure, heartache, indebtedness, and outright physical revulsion since one amoeba decided to merge cellular walls with another ..." How true, and how heart-rendingly expressed!
Penetrating Insights: Male cartoon's thoughts: "I am bald, fat, and unwashed, yet I still consider myself attractive." Female cartoon's thoughts: "I am beautiful, sophisticated, and intelligent, yet I still consider myself unattractive!" One wonders how a man so young could have such deep understanding of the inner lives of cartoons.
Stunning Artwork: The book is punctuated with droll ironic cartoon couples, expertly drawn to seem at first to be virtually identical, but upon further inspection to be exactly alike. How incisive is this commentary on our self-importance and the author's limited graphics abilities!
Ashton Cartwright has created a form of humor never seen before. A single look at his Amazon author's portrait reveals a tortured, sensitive young man obviously deeply wounded by unrequited and spurned love. But this plucky talent has given us here a written guide book to the minefields we call romance.
Well worth the read, I was laughing most of the way through, the exception being when an example of idiocy was highlighted which reflected all too easily on my past relationship endeavours. Thankfully I now have a go-to manual to guide the way!
I recommend this book to anyone who has been in a relationship or thought of being in one, or is alive.
Most recent customer reviews
not for every one but very witty and funny