“At some point in my twenties, I began to wonder why arranged marriages had become passe.” Thus begins the journey through Nice Guys, Freaks & Creeps by Jennifer Knightstep – and it only gets better from there.
Whether you're in your teens, twenties, thirties, forties, or above, if you date, you know these men. You've probably been categorizing your exes in your head. Jennifer's stories are funny because they're real, and because they're real, they're funny. Her book flows like she's sitting around with a bunch of girlfriends, of which you are one, describing the horror stories we all know and cringe to remember.
You read about what it's like to have a dog deemed more important than you – to the point where your boyfriend won't let you drink out his water bottle, but his dog can eat off his fork! You read about nice guys with quirks, nice guys with problems, nice guys who aren't so nice. You learn that motivational speakers are to be avoided at all costs, that even the sweetest boys can be liars, and that even artistic, soulful boys can be jerks, by falling for your BFF and only using you to get a job as a pastry chef.
Among all the funny stories, told with wit, bubbly sarcasm, and an innate kindness to the men being written about, Jennifer also hones in on some hard truths. Nice has become a four letter word, and it's hard to fall for a guy who markets himself that way. At the same time, the author teaches us not to compromise our values – like, even if the really sweet, cute guy lies about something for the good of the relationship, it's still a lie. And even though the kind man you catch wearing your clothes doesn't seem like a freak, well … you never know what might happen in the future.
Nice Guys, Freaks & Creeps is more than just a dating memoir. It's a dating memoir for the real girl, the girls who just want a good guy to settle down with, have fun with, be with – but not really share clothes with. It shows you that you don't have to settle for a guy just because he's there, it teaches you what to avoid, and there's some good information for men in here, as well – especially if they really love animals.
Available in paperback and Kindle form, if you want to laugh and enjoy a series of stories that show you that your own dating life hasn't really been than bad, Nice Guys, Freaks & Creeps is definitely the one.
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