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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Author Guest Post: Rachel Thompson, Author of The Mancode: Exposed

In association with Virtual Book Tour Cafe, Jersey Girl Book Reviews welcomes Rachel Thompson, author of The Mancode: Exposed!

My book, The Mancode: Exposed, now a Kindle Top 100 bestseller, is my second collection of humorous, non-fiction essays designed to give people a laugh over everyday interactions with their mates (the first, A Walk In The Snark came out in January, 2011 and reached #1 on the Kindle Motherhood list for the first time in September where it’s now a mainstay).

I am a chick. I write from a chick’s point of view—ergo the title.

I’ve been married for nineteen years, had several long-term relationships prior, and even worked with primarily men in a male-dominated industry for over fifteen years. This by no means makes me an dude expert, so let’s get that out of the way. I’m not an ologist and make no claims to be (well, except maybe a snarkologist – I may have to rethink that statement).

If you are or ever have been in a relationship, you might find what I write about funny: sex, love, chocolate, anatomy and physiology, and dealing with stereotypes head on. See, I don’t think we’re all that complicated. Call me crazy.

Again, not an expert here but I do have a degree in Communication Studies and I am a certified trainer in several Comm training programs (former life, ya know). What I write about is really behavior that, ya know, makes me laugh. Sometimes the two are difficult to distinguish between though.

And hey, sometimes it’s just physical, right?

For example, why do men fall asleep after sex? Is this a behavioral or communication? There are certainly serotonin, endorphin effects that occur…blah blah blah. Whatever.

Why does it happen? Women have been asking that question since the dawn of time.

Who cares?

Thank goodness for Kindles.

For men, women can be confusing creatures. We’re moody, prickly, and my best suggestion is that men, rather than try to understand us, learn to speak chocolate. For some reason (again with the endorphins), the gooey dark stuff seems to soothe the savage shemale.

Run, don’t walk to your local candy store, fellas. Keep a healthy supply on hand for that time of the month -- or Monday Night Football.

We love our guys. We appreciate how hard you work and everything you do. It’s just that sometimes, say, when we’re sick and maybe for instance you’re on deadline and the house is a disaster cause let’s face it – men are not fabulous multi-taskers; women have cornered the market on that hot mess – there is a need for a new and different solution: Rent-A-Husband!

Yea, see this could really fill a need. But let’s make a few things very clear up front:

·         I don’t want to sleep with Rental. I just want him to make my tea and toast.
·         He’ll have to do the grocery shopping with #deargod a minimum of phonecalls AND he’ll have to put it all away. A girl can dream.
·         Laundry would be the ultimate. Watching him fold it might cause too much excitement however, and I’d have to go lie down.

This whole Rental thing might work out. Of course, there’s always the Cabana Boy option, when washboard abs are required.

Ooh, must go pick out menu choices…

If you enjoyed this guest post, imagine what you’ll think of the book! You can find both of my eBooks exclusively on Amazon – remember, no Kindle required – simple download their free Kindle apps for your smartphone, computer, tablet, or cloud.

Connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, my blog, or email – wherever snark is sold. And remember, all commenters are eligible to win a free Kindle anywhere along my tour! So, get busy people. 

BUY THE BOOK: The Mancode Exposed


  1. Love this interview - have to get this book. Great job Rachel.

  2. Thank you, Frank. It's fun visiting Kathleen over here, she rocks. I hope more people visit and discover all she has to offer and share their favorite books as well. Hope you enjoy my book! xo

  3. I've got this book on my tbr pile and I am looking forward to checking it out. I can always use some humor in my life!

  4. Terrific interview, Rachel! MANCODE is a terrific book. I love the Rent-a-Husband chapter, but Rachel is right - definitely check out the rest of the book!

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Kathleen! I love your blog!!

  5. Thank you everyone for commenting on this post. Rachel's books A Walk In The Snark and The Mancode: Exposed are books that are humorous with a touch of snark ... doesn't everyone need a little humor in their lives? lol ;p

    Thank you Rachel & Terri for the kind words about my little old blog site. *blushes*

  6. If you like a good laugh, you'll love Rachel's books!

  7. "Snarkologist" ROFL
    *Wipes eyes* I swear, I see your name, your book and there is always something new to crack me up! I can't wait to read your other books. Thanks for the post.
    -Dawn aka dawnmomoffour

  8. Thanks for the comments ladies! Rachel is definitely the Queen of Snark. lol

  9. Great post Rachel! Sorry I was MIA yesterday. Thanks for hosting Kathleen :)

  10. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to host Rachel on my site BK! I definitely enjoyed hosting this event! :)

  11. Martin shows his disappointment towards Adams

    Agen Bola terpercaya reported, Norwich City captain Russell Martin insists the club's players are "fully behind" new manager Neil Adams. Chris Hughton was sacked by Norwich on Sunday in the wake of a disappointing home defeat to West Brom.
    Martin is keen to look forward with a crucial clash against fellow strugglers Fulham taking place on Saturday. Martin said: "There's always a tinge of disappointment when a manager is relieved of his duties because ultimately it means we haven't performed enough for them" as reported by Agen Bola terpercaya
    He added: "But we're now fully behind Neil Adams. It's an exciting appointment for the club. We're looking forward to it and getting right behind him as we go into a big game on Saturday and looking to win the game. as reported by Agen Bola terpercaya
    "As players you have to move on quickly, whether you win, lose or draw. We're all looking forward to Saturday - in effect it's probably one of the biggest games in the career of some of the lads in there.’’

  12. Poyet: Sunderland must try its best in the next game

    Agen Bola terpercaya reported, Following Sunderland’s loss 5-1 to Tottenham, Poyet believes his Sunderland side needs a "miracle" to stay in the Premier League. Emmanuel Adebayor scored twice and Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Gylfi Sigurdsson also got one goal each.
    A fourth consecutive top-flight defeat for Sunderland leaves them bottom of the table and seven points behind 17th-placed Norwich City. Sunderland still has to play with Chelsea and Manchester City, as well as Everton and Manchester United, but hopeless of winning. as reported by Agen Bola terpercaya
    He said: "It's very hard to take. I imagine how hard it is for the fans who travelled and everybody at the club. But there's no place to hide, I'm responsible because I'm in charge and I'll take full responsibility.” as reported by Agen Bola terpercaya
    He added: "(It is) definitely more difficult now. We need a miracle probably, something very unique. If not it's going to be practically impossible."

  13. Sherwood not sure of his club’s future

    Agen Bola terpercaya reported, A defiant Tim Sherwood admitted he was in the dark regarding his future after overseeing Tottenham's 5-1 demolition of Sunderland.
    Sherwood was again left to fend off more questions about his future after the game, stating that he had been given no assurances that he will still be in the job at the start of the 2014-15 campaign. as reported by Agen Bola terpercaya
    He said: "I'd rather talk about the game (than his future). I can't comment on anything about my employment, you'd have to ask my employers. My record has been very good, my record is second to none in the Premier League compared to any other manager that has been here." as reported by Agen Bola terpercaya
    He added: "There was never any pressure to get into the Champions League. I'm doing my best every game to get this team high up the league and I’ll do that until the end. We've got five games left and I think we can win all five."

  14. Speculation does not affect Sherwood’s job

    Agen Bola terpercaya reported, Tim Sherwood said speculation about his future as Tottenham manager has not affected his focus on helping the club finish the season strongly. He replaced Andre Villas-Boas in December.
    Following the victory over Sunderland, Sherwood said: "[The speculation] doesn't affect me. I'm going to focus on getting the best out of the players in the final games. Nothing has changed. I have had the chat about next season, players I have identified and pre-season" as reported by Agen Bola terpercaya
    He added: "It was a good end to a day where we needed to win the game. We came here and we knew we had to respond to the [4-0 defeat] against Liverpool, and we did that today. as reported by Agen Bola terpercaya
    "After giving them a goal - we're making a habit of this and we have to stop it - I thought we controlled the game from start to finish. We created 29 attempts to score a goal - it was the most dominant football match you're ever going to see."

  15. Charlotte Bobcats meraih satu tempat di Playoff

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 - Charlotte Bobcats dipaksa bekerja keras untuk mengalahkan Cleveland Cavaliers hingga overtime. Kemenangan itu sekaligus memberi Bobcats satu tiket ke babak playoff.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya - Dalam pertandingan di Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Minggu (6/4/2014) WIB, Bobcats harus melewatibabak overtime sebelum menang 96-94 atas Cavaliers. Ini adalah kemenangan keempat yang dicatat secara beruntun oleh tim arahan Steve Clifford itu.

    Kemenangan ini mengantar Bobcats lolos ke babak playoff untuk pertama kalinya sejak 2010. Mereka kini menempati posisi ketujuh klasemen Wilayah Timur.

    "Ini adalah prestasi signifikan untuk tim kami, dan pencapaian ini menempatkan kami di tempat yang berbeda di liga. Anak-anak di ruang ganti sangat bersemangat dan sudah seharusnya seperti itu karena kami punya tim yang bagus dan kelompok yang berisi orang-orang yang layak mendapatkannya." jelas Clifford.

    Sementara itu, kekalahan ini membuat asa Cavaliers untuk lolos ke playoff makin menipis. Cavaliers masih tertinggal 3 1/2 gim dari Atlanta Hawks yang ada di peringkat delapan untuk satu tempat terakhir di babak playoff dari Wilayah Timur.


  16. Chelsea tidak salah beli Mohammed Salah

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 - Manajer Chelsea Jose Mourinho benar-benar mensyukuri keputusan klubnya untuk membeli Mohamed Salah. Seiring berjalannya waktu, Mourinho makin yakin Salah akan menjadi pemain penting untuk The Blues.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya - Salah mendarat di Stamford Bridge pada bulan Januari silam. Winger berkebangsaan Mesir itu didatangkan dari klub Swiss, Basel. Sejak pindah ke Chelsea, Salah yang kini berusia 21 tahun terhitung sangat jarang bermain.

    Satu-satunya laga di mana Salah menjadi starter bersama Chelsea adalah ketika klub London Barat itu mengalahkan Stoke City 3-0, Sabtu (5/4/2014). Salah bermain penuh pada laga tersebut dan mencetak gol pembuka untuk timnya.

    "Saya pikir Chelsea bekerja dengan sangat baik. Kami menjual seorang pemain hebat (Juan Mata) ... sebuah produk jadi yang berada dalam momen terbaik dalam kariernya. Kami membeli seorang bocah dari habitat yang berbeda, seorang pemain Mesir yang bermain di Swiss," ujar Mourinho.

    "Kami tahu dia butuh waktu. Kami tahu musim depan dia akan menjadi seorang pemain untuk kami. Musim ini, selangkah demi selangkah, dia bermain 10 menit di sini dan di sana. Dia adalah tipe pemain yang kami butuhkan karena kami punya winger-winger yang lebih suka bermain dengan bola di kaki mereka. Dia adalah tipe pemain yang melakukan hal tersebut ke dalam ruang kosong." lanjutnya.

    "Chelsea bekerja dengan sangat baik karena telah mendatangkannya. Musim depan dia, Eden (Hazard), Willian, dan Oscar, akan punya lebih banyak kekuatan dan pengalaman. Mereka memiliki masa depan yang bagus," tutupnya.

  17. Courtois mengaku berat melawan Villarreal

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 - Atletico Madrid memetik kememenangan saat berhadapan dengan Villarreal di lanjutan La Liga. Kendati menuai tiga angka, raihan itu didapat dengan usaha yang cukup berat.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya - Saat melakoni pertandingan di Vicente Calderon, Sabtu (5/4/2014) malam WIB, Los Colchoneros memetik kemenangan dengan skor akhir 1-0. Gol tunggal dari Raul Garcia menjadi penentunya.

    Soal laga melawan 'Kapal Selam Kuning', kiper Atletico Thibaut Courtois mengakuinya sebagai pertandingan yang berat. Apalagi, tenaga mereka terkuras untuk pertandingan melawan Barcelona di perempatfinal Liga Champions yang berlangsung tengah pekan.

    "Itu merupakan pertandingan yang sangat berat. Kami bisa membuka keunggulan, tapi setelah itu kamu mulai merasa kelelahan. Saya tak berpikir bahwa kami mulai kehabisan bahan bakar, tapi laga terakhir di hari Selasa merupakan pertandingan berat dan itu menguras cukup tenanga dan kami menyadari itu hari ini," imbuhnya.