Note: There is some “mature” language in this post—so be aware of that.


One of my favourite romantic comedy films has been He’s Just Not That Into You, ever since I first watched it. The other day I was re-watching it, for background noise, while I was getting work done and then when the credits rolled I found out that it was actually based off of a book written by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. Well, sort of. So, what did I do?

I read the book.

It was for fun, when I started. I mean, who wouldn’t get a laugh out of things like this:

“What kind of weird science experiment are you doing with your emotions?”

“If he has a problem with anything in your relationship, he’s supposed to talk to you about it, not put-his-penis-in-a-strange-vagina about it.”

“An ‘I Love You’ (or any semblance thereof) while under the influence of anything stronger than grape juice won’t hold up in court or in life.”

Honestly, amidst the humour that is woven throughout this book, and as much as I started out reading this only for fun and because it was related to my favourite romantic comedy…there is some useful information to take away from it. Like this:

“Remember, you are the catch. They are out to snare you. They are not the tasty little mako that will be so good mesquite grilled in a nice lemon sauce. You are. Well, you know what I mean.”

Okay there’s a little humour in that one too—but the point stands. One of the authors, Greg, is described as that older brother in our heads, demanding that we demand the best. In different words, sure, but still—the point is there.

“What woman, really, couldn’t use a man in her ear, reminding her that she’s smart and valuable and worthy and gorgeous and deserving of everything she ever wanted? Not a one.”

Honestly, even if you decide to read this for fun, I think it’s still worth it.


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