Saturday, November 29, 2008

he's just not that into you.

Book Review:  In his #1 NY Times Bestseller, Greg Behrendt appears to be some kind of  love guru summing up the answers to all the questions I have had recently about the opposite sex. Showing a general understanding for how girls tend to interpret male behavior, his straight-forward yet encouraging connotation (giving you the advice to move on while simultaneously making you almost feel sorry the pathetic creatures) leaves no gray areas for excusing typical male behavior or allowing hopeless romantics to give guys the benefit of the doubt. Its like h.j.n.t.i.y. should be some type of modern day manual that every guy can reference to and say "i will break your heart like page 42 and this is how you can get over it". I read h.j.n.t.i.y. in one afternoon by the pool and now whenever anyone comes to me looking for advice about guys, I tell them that I wish I knew why your boyf of 2 years woke up one day and decided he didn't love you and never has or why the guy you met on won't return your texts and then politely refer them to this book... I laughed when I recently received this email from a girl I met at a neonatal didactic: 
Hey Jocelyn! How are you? How's work? I just wanted to let you know that I've read that book "He's Just Not That Into You." It definitely made me laugh and sympathize with many of the girls' stories. Thank you so much for the suggestion to read it! I've already passed it on to a friend of mine! =) You remember that guy I was telling you about ... it didn't work out in the end after all! I suppose you were right all along! I guess I just wanted it to work out too much. Thanks for all of your advice!  
Can you imagine me... a real relationship expert... giving applicable advice about love? If she only knew the emotional entanglements I got myself into with the opposite sex!! Maybe I'll abandon my original thoughts of writing an empowering memoir and write a No-Excuse Truth to Understanding Girls instead...

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