Dec 16, Amanda rated it it was ok My boyfriend bought this for me from ThinkGeek after many dropped hints. I honestly could have lived without reading it. Inouye claims that she is "geekier" than other girls, but for some reason this book is FULL of grammatical errors and typos.
That drives me insane. I know not everyone can spell, but for goodness sake, everyone can proofread, or get someone else to do it for them! Secondly, the bulk of this book is She completely debas My boyfriend bought this for me from ThinkGeek after many dropped hints. She completely debases people she considers "nerds," only slightly exulting geeks above their low station in life. She talks about how if you date a geek, and go to a geek convention, you should find a hot "booth babe" and commence mocking all the geeks.
And she is constantly referring to geeky guys as "ugly. There's no picture of her in her bio I wonder what SHE looks like. There are also a few chapters on how to "normalize" a geek. That seemed kind of pointless In short, this book could have been WAY better.
As someone who has been dating a geek for the last five years, I have often read how-to articles and so forth online that are similar to the idea of this book -- good-naturedly teasing geeky guys and giving women tips for living with them.
Those are far more entertaining than a book that is basically one long insult. Looking at ratings on Amazon, they are extremely polarized -- half and half 1 star and 5 star ratings. I guess you either love this book, or you hate it. I am giving it two stars, because it's a great concept, just horrible execution.
May 05, innae rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I especially enjoyed the cards at the end -- so funny. Jul 27, Katelyn rated it it was ok lots of problems with sexism and being rude in general. Feb 24, Bianca rated it did not like it Offensive and horribly wrong. Geeks and nerds doesn't have a strict correlation, rather causality. Many grammar errors even noticed by a non native speaker. Perhaps I am too much of an geek myself.
I rolled my eyes over most of the graphics because they were either old jokes or not funny at all. The curves are either too simplified or have no relevance and proposition whatsoever. Excluding the fact of m Offensive and horribly wrong. Excluding the fact of missing references. For example the color wheel paragraph Wardrobe from Newton has not the purpose of complementary colors. It was to show the blending of colors and the spectrum of a rainbow.
The color theory states that artists such as Boulet or Goethe brought the conclusion from the light spectrum to the complementary colors. So I cringed over such wrongly delivered informations. For a good book into geekdom I would recommend a rather funny one that doesn't drag everything trough the mudd and portrays geeks healthier.
Sure there are the stereotypes out there but that has not to be the case for each and everyone of them. The guide also contains a questionnaire that allows your geek to determine what type of geek he may be, as well as a Valentine's card written in binary code, and several other things that only a geek could understand.
Despite the humor of this guide, it was written in a very technical style which forced me to reread some paragraphs again. All in all, if you're looking for a laug This was a short but highly entertaining read, containing descriptions of categories of the specific geeks that exist. All in all, if you're looking for a laugh, check it out! I know it wasn't published by a large house, but it was- in some places- very badly produced. Errors stand out to me and somewhat ruin my reading experience.
I did LOVE the extras this book came with though, like a template for a "geek card" and a "geek test". Nov 04, Jason rated it really liked it I bought this book for my then girlfriend, now wife.
We both read it and both quite enjoyed it! I especially loved the field study at the end of the book! A must read for any woman who's dating or married to a geek! Jan 25, Adelicia rated it it was amazing Recommended to Adelicia by: Ben Brienzo One of the kinds of books that you will be laughing out loud to.
Ben gave it for me for Christmas. Rings very true, if you are dating a geek. I actually used some of the techniques suggested - and they work. May 21, Aimee Bond marked it as to-read As a geek myself, I can't wait to get my hands on this book! May 09, Kerree rated it really liked it Essential reading for ladies dating geeks