A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend

For Every Guy Who Wants to Be One/For Every Girl Who Wants to Build One

By Felicity Huffman; Patricia Wolff
(Hachette Books, Hardcover, 9781401302917, 288pp.)

Publication Date: February 2007

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD

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Most dating books are written for women -- what a mistake that is. Women know how to date . . . It's men who need the help! At last: a blithe, bold, and bawdy guide to building a better boyfriend

At some point, every guy -- player, geek, mama's boy, "regular Joe" -- meets a woman who makes him want to be a boyfriend. A good boyfriend. Problem is, unless he's had some first-rate training (by a previous girlfriend, a sister, a mom), he probably doesn't even know what that means. Felicity Huffman and Patricia Wolff come to the rescue with a rollicking -- and whip-smart -- handbook to navigating the minefield of male-female relationships.

Directed at men (though of course it's women who'll buy it, then leave it at their boyfriend's place -- accidentally on purpose), A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend lays out the many steps involved in becoming a good boyfriend, while still maintaining guy-dignity. It covers issues like:

-Who decides when you become a boyfriend (answer: She does.) -How to look like you're listening, even when you're not (If you're busted, just say "You're so pretty, I'm distracted.") -Ten things never to say on the first date (#4: "I just did that to freak you out.") -Finding the middle ground between too cool (think third grade) and too eager (think surprise visits) -Why becoming a good boyfriend is a lot like training for the A team

Filled with humor, ribaldry, common sense, and assorted outdoor skills, A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend is the next dating guide to dominate the bestseller lists.

About the Author

Felicity Huffman won an Emmy in 2005 for her portrayal of Lynette Scavo on TV's hit series Desperate Housewives. She also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in the same role. Her next film, Transamerica, will be released in theaters in early 2006, and her performance won her the Best Actress Award at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. Huffman has appeared in a number of feature films, television shows, and plays. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, actor/director William H. Macy and their two daughters. Patricia Wolff is a producer of both movies and plays. Wolff produced the world premiere of Mamet's play Oleanna off-Broadway as well as the film adaptation, and co-produced the movie Bring It On starring Kirsten Dunst and is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company. Patricia lives in Los Angeles with her son, Jack, and is an associate producer with Center Theatre Group.

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