As you may know Mancode by Rachel Thompson is the featured bestseller for a day for January 6, 2012 and will be on sale all day for just 99 cents, as will all the great bonus buys that appear further down the page. For my review of Rachel’s side-splitting comedic book Mancode just click here. It will open in a new window and when you’re done reading it you can come back here and join us for Rachel’s wonderful guest post and more about this month’s Bestseller for a Day special offers.
GUEST POST by Rachel Thompson
I started writing THE MANCODE: EXPOSED with this main goal for every essay: is this something that people want to say but wouldn’t dare? If so, I’d write it down.
Because see, I like to deconstruct things. Take the penis. #okaywait
No, let’s do. One of my essays is called THE PENIS. DECONSTRUCTED. How could I possibly have a book called The Mancode: Exposed without talking about the penis? It just wouldn’t be kosher (not that I keep kosher or anything).
Most guys see that title and run away. It’s about…well, you just have to read it.
The whole concept of writing about the Mancode came about as I was writing my first book A Walk In The Snark (released January, 2011). The themes of that book are men and women and all that goes along with that: love, loss, humor, sadness, and, of course, Mancode and Chickspeak. It hit #1 on the Motherhood list in September for the first time and has consistently been #1; Snark also made five more top lists this past December. including beating out Go The F*ck To Sleep on the Parenting and Families list which was SO cool!
Mancode is clearly a humorous and popular topic, which received a huge response in the first book: so I wrote a book of only Mancode essays. I released it just after Thanksgiving and it’s already made the Top 20 on the Parenting and Family list on Amazon as well as Marriage and Hot New Releases lists. Hmmm….
So I thought I’d share a few popular excerpts:
THAT’S CAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE A VAGINA (from the Anatomy and Physiology section):
“I often say to my husband, when he can’t figure out why I have to go get a pedicure or I’m going to DIE, ‘That’s because you don’t have a vagina.’
Now, unless you’re a chick, a gay man, or well, Ryan Seacrest, you probably can’t relate to that statement. However, any girl worth her weight in OPI’s ‘I’m Really Not A Waitress’ red knows exactly what I’m talking about. Snap.”
LIME IN THE COCONUT:
“Women are soft and curvy. In case you haven’t noticed, we have boobs. Which is why we talk in circles. Men are leaner, walk tall and carry a, um (okay, in some cases, questionable and only in their mind), big stick.
Therefore, they talk in points.”
IF I HAD A HAMMER (from the CHOCOLATE CONFESSIONS section):
“Men are fixers. They see women crying so they bring in their toolbox and follow Steps 1, 2, 3, and 4 to make it better. Yet, they can’t understand why there are no directions on the Internet for Dealing with a Crying Female and, even if there were, why they’re not working, dammit! And finally, why scratching their balls while staring at us helplessly isn’t helping matters.
I mean, it seems to work for them, right?”
ARE WE GONNA HAVE SEX OR WHAT? (from the COITUS AND COMMUNICATION section):
“By now you’ve probably figured out that when chicks have sex, you need to stimulate our brains as well as our bodies. Think about that for a moment. I’ll wait. * Whistles *
Which is why that type of question bothers us so much. It’s not that we don’t want to have sex with you. Of course we do. (I see you scratching your head. In case you’re wondering, this is Chickspeak. It was a class in school in school you didn’t take but totally should have.)
So that gives you a taste of Mancode: Exposed. If you’re interested in picking up a copy, it’s available for Bestseller For A Day today through midnight for only 99cents! Just go straight to Amazon and purchase a copy. While you’re there, pick up FIVE free Bonus Buys! Then head over to the Bestseller For A Day site to register for the chance to win a free Kindle & the rebates– super easy.
Thanks Tracy for featuring me here today! You rock. Would love to hear your readers’ thoughts!
More About Today’s Bestseller for a Day and Bonus Buys
Is it possible to truly expose men?
Thompson explores controversial questions like:
- Can we outrun our DNA?
- Will we women always be slaves to our talkative nature (après sex)?
- Will men never be free of the chains of emotional withholding?
- Can we transfer man’s paper towel changing abilities from garage to kitchen?
But more than that, it’s about all the levels in which we communicate…viewed through Thompson’s looking glass of humor and deconstructed with her special brand of snark.
I absolutely just love the work of Rachel Thompson. Not only is she an amazing person, her writing is witty, humorous, and OMG Brilliant! Where the heck does she come up with this stuff?
~BK Walker, bkwalkerbooks.com
As a long time warrior in the Battle of the Sexes, I would have won a lot more skirmishes had I had a copy of the Mancode in my saddle. Reaching back towards my shotgun, I would have found this book instead. Instead of shooting the man, I could have said, “Stop acting like a man!”
Get smart: Buy the Mancode and stop wasting bullets.
~Beth Wareham, author Power of No
Dr. Carolyn McCray has treated thousands of small dogs over the years and seen some big heroic acts from tiny dogs. And lots and lots of silliness. After years of simply telling her stories to friends and colleagues she was finally convinced to put these tender and playful stories into a collection.
Hence Pups in Tea Cups: Tales of “Littleness” overcoming BIG odds was born.
“Pups in Tea Cups is an amazing, heartfelt collection of stories sure to pull on the heartstrings of any dog lover. Truly an inspiring, touching, and immensely enjoyable read!”
“Being a veterinarian, Dr. Carolyn McCray has been at the heart of many a true story where “Littleness” in the form of Chihuahuas, Yorkies, Poodles, Pugs, and many more, have changed people’s lives, even saving a few. I re-read many tales just to be able to laugh and even cry again. I can’t imagine a better book for any dog lover out there!”
Dee Dee is just a bitter mother, a chick with a potty mouth, who didn’t expect it to be this hard. She loves Martinis (she swears, she didn’t drink before she had kids), parties (socially sanctioned places to gather and drink) and kids who are quiet. She is a full-figured girl, redefining Fat Chic while wearing very high heels or the world’s most expensive orthopedic shoes.
Dee Dee has an opinion on everything, and as you can probably tell already, she’s dying to share it in “The Dee View!”
“The Dee View has got it all. The highs, the lows, and the sometime horrors of living, loving, and parenting in the 21st century. My snark hat goes off to her!”
The Mancode: Exposed – Kindle Bestseller
“This book was a riot! Profane at times, and poignant at others. Just like Dee Dee has an opinion about everything, you will have an opinion about this book!”
Irish Moon, #1 Kindle Historical Romance
Has a funk has been following you like a shadow ever since that last rejection letter showed up in your inbox?
Does just the thought of writing make your stomach hurt?
Your critique partner insists you should try an outline because it would help you so, so much yet the very idea makes you gag. Ugh.
Never fear! MUSE FOOD is here!
“I am a bit of a plotter, a lot of a panster. I have a general idea of where my plot will go, and the basis for my characters and why/how they will react in certain situations, but I allow my work to develop organically. That is the magic of writing for me.”
-Kathryne Kennedy, author, The Fire Lord’s Lover
“I am a total tortoise. I’m not a fast writer, I don’t do bursts where I write a book in a month or whatever…I can’t even imagine that!”
-Carolyn Crane, author, Double Cross
The Myth of Mr. Mom is a collaborative non-fiction essay anthology written by stay-at-home dads that shares the personal stories of eight men from around the world.
The goal of the book is to help bring awareness to the fact that men are just as capable as women of being the primary caregiver, homemaker, and stay-at-home parent. We feel that there is a societal bias against stay-at-home dads that does not exist for stay-at-home mothers and seek to bring our stories to the public.
Filled with humorous anecdotes and eye-opening personal experiences, The Myth of Mr. Mom is simultaneously inspiring and entertaining.
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“There I was with a self-edited manuscript, no cover art, and not a lick of real knowledge about the publishing industry.” -Jackie Chanel, Untitled
“Being in this game is fun, but understand, it’s a lot of work. More than any amount of work I envisioned at the beginning. It’s worth it.” -Augusto Pinaud, The Writer