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Boys and their toys : understanding men by understanding their relationship with gadgets

Boys and their toys : understanding men by understanding their relationship with gadgets

Author: Bill Adler, Jr.
Publisher: New York : AMACOM, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"If you've ever noticed that the man in your life seems to spend more time with his snazzy new fishing rod, stereo system, digital golf club, or cell phone headset than he does with you, you're not alone. Separating a guy from his gadgets is virtually impossible. But the key to truly understanding men lies in understanding how they relate to these toys of theirs." "In Boys and Their Toys, you'll find out how the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adler, Bill, 1957-
Boys and their toys.
New York : AMACOM, ©2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Adler, Jr.
ISBN: 081447344X 9780814473443
OCLC Number: 70775628
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
How to pick (or adapt to) your man based on what kind of toy he wants --
Toys lure in women, just like good worms lure in fish --
Toys prevent boredom and thus prevent insanity (on the part of everyone that bored guys come into contact with) --
Men need to be spontaneous, and toys offer a safe way to maintain their youthful spontaneity --
Gadgets prevent infidelity --
Men hate ambiguity --
Protector toys: how guys expose their nurturing side through technology, even if they don't know it --
Toys help relieve stress in men --
they really do --
The whole midlife crisis thing and gadgets --
Girls and their curls: women like stuff, too, and what this means for men --
The dark side: men use gadgets to fend off meaningful conversations and emotional entanglements --
For some men, gadgets are a substitute for watching sports 24/7: there really is no such thing as a non-gadget guy (and you should be so lucky to be married to this kind of man) --
The meaning of BlackBerry --
The Wile E. Coyote phenomenon: why are men undeterred by gadget failure? --
Responsibility: Bill Adler, Jr.
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Explains how men use toys to assert their independence and freedom, relieve stress, connect to their lost childhood, and even express their nurturing side. This book reveals how women can: learn how  Read more...


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