Wednesday, September 11

Book Review: He's Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt & Liz Tuccillo

He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding GuysAuthor:  Greg Behrendt & Liz Tuccillo
Title: He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys
Genre: Nonfiction, Self Help, Humor
Pages: 208
Published: 2004
Where I Got It: Borrowed friend's copy

Everyone can use a daily wake-up call.

Now in bite-size mantras, the abridged empathetic wit and wisdom of the number one New York Times bestseller He's Just Not That Into You will recharge and inspire your dating outlook one wake-up call at a time. 

For ages women have come together over coffee, cocktails, or late-night phone chats to analyze the puzzling behavior of men. Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo are here to say that despite good intentions you're wasting your time. Men are not complicated, although they'd like you to think they are. And there are no mixed messages. 

'He's Just Not That Into You' based on a popular episode of Sex and the City educates otherwise smart women on how to tell when a guy just doesn't like them enough, so they can stop wasting time making excuses for a dead-end relationship. This book knows you're a beautiful, smart, funny woman who deserves better.

My friend has been in love with this book for a while and I noticed on Goodreads I have a lot of friends who simply LOVE This book. I wanted to check out all the hype for myself. And I am pleasantly surprised. Even though I'm in a 6 year relationship, I found this so helpful. It really made me look at my past single life and cringe. I made SO many excuses for bad behavior of the male folk. 

This book is a self help for all women (and men) to avoid shitty relationships. Stop making excuses for people especially men. Men are not complex creatures. If he doesn't call you or forgets you then he isn't THAT into you. 

This is my favorite snip bit from the book. I read it a million times:

"Being lonely, being alone, for many people, sucks. I get it, I get it, I get it. But I still have to say that, yes, my true belief is that being with somebody who makes you feel shitty or doesn't honor the person you are, is worse...

You are delicious. Be brave, my sweet. I know you can get lonely. I know you can crave companionship and sex and love so badly that it physically hurts. But I truly believe that the only way you can find out that there's something better out there is to first BELIEVE there's something better out there. I'll believe it for you until you're ready."

THIS! If you read anything from the book read this. I feel like it is not only something you can take for relationships but anything and anyone in life. If it makes you feel shitty and miserable then why keep it in your life? 

The humor was amazing. I love Greg. I want to sit down with him and talk with him. Why can't he be my brother? 

I do love that Liz had her pieces. Sometimes you need to hear the same thing told by a woman who has been there and done that. 

I can't express how much I love this book. I am going to buy my own copy because I want to re-read this in the future especially the ending bits. So profound. So good. 

This is getting a 5 star stamp. I recommend this highly even if you are in the best relationship ever. Sometimes you need to just hear these things. And the lessons can be applied to friendships, work, family, etc. All good. So good. 


Sophia Rose said...

Yeah, that does sound fabulous. And, that quote resonates with me, too. Glad you gave it a go, Carole!

Melliane said...

Oh that's great!

Blodeuedd said...

a 5! Nice!
And yes I could read this

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, it's a good one for sure!

Melliane, :D

B, yesss!