Friday, September 6, 2013
Guys Are Waffles, Girls Are Spaghetti - Chad Eastman
Description: Boy meets Girl; Boy wonders what in the world Girl is talking about and how he will ever keep up. Girl wonders what is wrong with Boy. Enter, "Waffles and Spaghetti"--every teen's guide to figuring out the opposite sex and understanding and valuing our unique differences.
In a pivotal time of their development and social lives, teens are left to try and understand one another without much guidance. The purpose of this book is to help better understand themselves as well those from the "alien gender."
Guys' brains are like waffles--they keep their lives compartmentalized in boxes. Girls' brains are like spaghetti--everything in their life is connected to everything else. This book for teens includes brain development, social habits, differences in emotions, and relationship building skills for teens to develop early in their life. Loaded with humor and fun examples, this is a great way for teens to learn about healthy relationships with the opposite sex.
My Thoughts: I started reading this after it was suggested by Jill Williamson a week or so ago as a good way to learn about the thought process of males and females in order to write more believable characters. While this books does not deal with writing, it does show a bit of what goes on in peoples' heads.
While I found a few chapters new and relevant, for the most part, I already knew most of the ideas or concepts. It seems like a good book for teens who are really, really confused, but not for those that are not. Most of the three stars are because of the amusing stories told within. I did find myself laughing throughout much of it, but it was nothing new to me.
I also would definitely not let a pre-teen read this.
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