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Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Mancode Exposed: Book Review

Today, I'm reviewing The Mancode Exposed by Rachel Thompson.  Rachel's giving away a random chocolate treat at every blog, and one commenter will be randomly chosen from all the commenters to receive a $25 gift certificate from Amazon.  You can follow her tour at

“See, guys are born with this code that women know nothing about.” From The Mancode Exposed by Rachel Thompson.

This book which is only 129 pages is funny. Scathingly funny.  Ms. Thompson has a great handle on the incomprehensible things guys do.  Things like spitting or passing gas, leaving hair on their faces and hogging the remote control.  She also tries to explain why it’s so hard for men to admit how much they like another guy. (Nothing but like here.  No romantic thing.)

And there’s plenty more she has to say! You should pay attention to the hashtags she uses in the book.  You can google them.

I like her explanation of how men and women in her family stay together.  Humor.  And she knows a lot about it.  Here’s the intro from the book.


Is it possible to truly expose men?

Let me rephrase that.

Did it all start with Eve tempting Adam? Sure, if you believe in that stuff. (Hey, apples

are good for you, man. Ask Benjamin Franklin.)

What this book is truly about: me, exposing my beliefs, experiences, and thoughts on

men and women. Stripping off the pretense of stereotypes, undressing myself for your

reading pleasure.

Okay, wait.

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.)

Men, women, sex, love, stereotypes. Important world topics like garages, lingerie, and

um, chocolate? It’s a melting pot (okay, now I’m just getting hungry).

But more than that, it’s about all the levels in which we communicate…viewed through

my looking glass of humor and deconstructed.

You can read the sections in this book in any order, though if you’re starving, I don’t

suggest starting with Chocolate Confessions.

Anatomy and Physiology alone creates many fun predicamentsboobs and cocks are often subjects of humor because come on, that’s just comedy gold. Someone says “Nuts!” and people laugh, right? Fair warning: this ain’t your mama’s biology class.

Coitus and Communication. We all do both. Some more, better, or worse than others.

Many people lose their humor when it comes to communicating about sex, but I find that

it’s the connection between the two that fascinates me and for some reason, tends to bring out the snark.

Chocolate Confessions. Let’s face it—chicks love chocolate. Men would be wise to

understand that. We try to (Nutella) warn you. We’ve shown you our (Godiva) weakness. Honestly. Keep up.

DNA and Stereotypes. Possibly the most controversial section. I explore questions like, Can we outrun our DNA? Will we women always be slaves to our talkative nature (apr├Ęs sex)? Will you men never be free of the chains of your emotional withholding? Can we transfer man’s paper towel changing abilities from garage to kitchen?

Read and see for yourself.

The book is a quick, entertaining read on a subject that women are very fond of: men.  And chocolate.  And shoes.


marybelle said...

"Scathingly funny" works for me. I can see my Christmas shopping being sorted in one fell swoop - to the women at least.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Rachel today.

MomJane said...

I haven't read this book yet, but I intend to. I wonder if she mentions men scratching their privates.

Elaine Cantrell said...

She does mention scratching!

Anonymous said...

Chocolate Confessions sound good to me...


Lana A said...

Chocolate addiction would be more correct for me but weakness works as well. I loved Mancode and it's a good gift to one's girlfriends!

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cheralyn said...

Amusing post! Sounds like an interesting read. cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com