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Manology: Secrets of Your Man’s Mind Revealed by Tyrese Gibson and Rev Run

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As a single man, I am always on the lookout for books that reveal the inner secrets of a “good” relationship. This book aims to share the secrets from the “bro-code,” but it is really a chat between friends as they muse about women, relationship, and life.

Rev Run is known as the popular rapper and man of the cloth, and his successful reality television show Run’s House showcase his stable home. Actor and singer Tyrese is a reformed “man whore” who would do anything to consume his insatiable sexual appetite.  He is crude and to the point and these two unlikely individuals became friends after Rev Run sent out a tweet about fidelity.  Tyrese contacted Rev Run and shared his opposing views and which lead to an unlikely friendship, where Rev Run became Tyrese “mantor, ”his male “mentor.”

The book had promise, but it seems more of a give and take of the obvious. I was disappointed that there were no more projected themes that can be applicable for men or women.  I am surprised that these two men do write and preach to woman as it was the man’s power to persuade women in order to “bed” them.  In the end, it takes two to tango and my premise has always been that women always know how the evening is going to end. The book paints a portrait of the victim woman to the devious ways of the male mind.

The writing can be crude and explicit but makes for a tongue and check perspective on a very complex subject- the antics between men and women – one area that goes all the way back to Adam and Eve.  We still don’t know the truth and probably never will.

This book will make you think about your own perspective and as the authors note, “the bold truth isn’t pretty, but it’s better than living a lie.”

Book Facts:

Manology: Secrets of Your Man’s Mind Revealed by Tyrese Gibson and Rev Run

2013 Touchstone 258 PP

ISBN: 978-1-4516-8184-0

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An Evening with David Sedaris at Fox Theatre April 16

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ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 24, 2015) – The Fox Theatre is pleased to present An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One DayDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm.

Celebrating the June 3, 2014 paperback release of his latest title, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, author David Sedaris comes to Atlanta for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.

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Dr. Mike’s “The Fallacy of the Calorie”

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Dr. Mike (Michael S. Fenster, MD) has a sense of humor in dispersing his dietary and nutritional advice in The Fallacy of the Calorie, but what’s also funny is the fact that this cardiologist is dishing out all this information while criticizing supposed self-proclaimed food experts.

Take this passage, for example: “These days it seems as if everybody has an opinion about food and health. People watch Dr. Oz, tune in to the Food Network, or read some anecdotal diatribe on the Internet and all of a sudden they’re full of expert opinions and analysis.”

Dr. Mike mentions only Dr. Oz by name. He then goes on to allude to a bunch of straw men who give consumers lots of conflicting food guidance before launching into his own enterprising book of culinary realness. Dr. Mike is in your face and sounds like a go-getter, I guess. He says if I’m happy with the food I eat and my state of wellness, health, verdure, heartiness is a-okay, then this is not the book for me. PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. If only!

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SPX 2014 Programming Schedule

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SPX is fast approaching! Check out the release about this year’s panels and programming to plan your weekend. They all sound remarkable, highlighting diversity in the comics and cartooning industry that is often overlooked.

The Small Press Expo is pleased to announce the SPX 2014 Programming Schedule.  SPX continuing the festival’s established tradition of rich, thought-provoking programming featuring leading comics artists and critics in conversation. As in previous years, the Programming Schedule will feature two simultaneous tracks on both Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th.

SPX 2014 programming highlights include special Q&A sessions with headline guests Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, Charles Burns, Raina Telgemeier, Drew Friedman. Eleanor Davis, Mimi Pond and John Porcellino, many of whom will also join in other panel discussions.

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