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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Mancode: Exposed by Rachel Thompson

The Mancode: Exposed by Rachel Thompson
Published & Sold By: Amazon Digital Services
Release Date: November 29, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition / 208KB
Genre: Nonfiction / Humor / Relationships / Marriage

About The Author:

You can find Rachel most days on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, giving daily tips on the IndieBookIBC Twitter stream, contributing posts to the IBC blog or her own popular blog, consulting with her own social media clients, giving free social media workshops for writers, or promoting her books A Walk In The Snark and The Mancode: Exposed, both Kindle bestsellers!

She cowrote Dollars & Sense: The Definitive Guide To Self-Publishing (with Carolyn McCray & Amber Scott) and contributed a story to The Evil Within horror anthology as well as Our Indie Experience. Check them out!

She lives in the OC, aka Orange County, CA (home of Disneyland). Somewhere in there, this redhead in a sea of blondes fits in being a full-time wife and mom to her two young children and just one husband. she loves coffee, dirty martinis, and sleep.

Rachel and the IBC were profiled (April, 2011) in the Huffington Post Books section, regarding social media and ePublishing.


BUY THE BOOK: The Mancode: Exposed

Disclaimer: At the request of the author and Virtual Book Tour Cafe, a Kindle edition of this book was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest review and participation in the virtual book tour event.

Virtual Book Tour Event: On Tuesday, January 10, 2012, in association with Virtual Book Tour Cafe, Rachel Thompson participated in a virtual book tour event with an Author Guest Post on Jersey Girl Book Reviews. Book Description:

Is it possible to truly expose men?

Rachel Thompson explores controversial questions like:

  • Can we outrun our DNA?
  • Will we women always be slaves to our talkative nature (apres 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?

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.

Women see a man scratching his stuff and want to run away. Men see a woman rearranging her breasts, he's mesmerized. Imagine that!

I have this theory, based on too many martinis one night, that women speak in circles and men speak in points. Think about it!

My Book Review:

Do men and women ever really know and understand each other? Not according to the Queen of Snark, author Rachel Thompson! In her book, The Mancode: Exposed, Rachel aka "#badredhead," writes about how men (The Mancode) and women (Chickspeak) approach things differently. And you ask ... what is Mancode and Chickspeak? Well according to Ms. Snarkiness herself, Mancode is the crazy stuff men do that just drives us women crazy. And as for Chickspeak, well that is simple of course, it is the language that women use that other women understand, but of course men don't have a clue. Get it? *snickers*

The Mancode: Exposed is a wickedly humorous satirical look at how different men and women really are. Thompson takes on the old saying "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus," and gives it an updated snarky saying: "Men are from Seinfeld, Women are from Friends." It's all about the levels in which men and women communicate ... all viewed through her looking glass of humor, with a dash of snarkiness, chocolate and a dirty martini!

From the opening sentence of The Mancode: Exposed, I knew I had found my sister in the snark! It was like Rachel had stepped into my world and watched how my dear hubby and I do our marital dance of living together. In her witty, clever and no-holds barred straight up snarky way, Rachel deconstructs the issues surrounding men, women, sex, relationships and stereotypes, and provides her readers with a new perspective on how to relate to the opposite sex. As I read each chapter, I could relate to her many deconstructions: "mark on the world," "remote control hoarder," "Shrek," "manesia," "scratchy balls," and "refrigeratoritis." It had me thinking that she has a clone to my dear hubby, bless their hearts. *snickers* Now aren't you curious to read about these issues that Rachel deconstructs throughout the book? Just one more little tidbit to further whet your appetite, Rachel discusses the idea of having a Rent-A-Husband and a Cabana Boy ... an ideal situation, one that she calls her trifecta ... a menage a .... well you know .... Take it from me, get the book, it will have you laughing hysterically and shaking your head in total agreement, but one word to the wise, the man in your life may think that you have lost it, give you a dirty look, or *gasp* call you a man basher ... who me? *wink wink*

The Mancode: Exposed is a book written to bring humor to our lives, and Rachel did not leave me disappointed! She adds a new way to discuss the age old debate between men and women, so keep an open mind, lighten up and laugh at each other people! So if you are up for some snarky comedic relief, than this book is definitely for you!



  1. haha what a title!

  2. If you think the title is funny, then read the book! lol

  3. Yes, this book and previous ones are a must read!
    Thanks for the post.
    -Dawn aka dawnmomoffour

  4. Thanks for the comment Dawn! I agree, both books are must reads!