Before we start with the review, I wanted to say I received this copy from Quirk Books, and I'm not entirely sure if it is for review because of the way I received it, but this is an honest review (and a very long run on sentence).
The Geek's Guide to Dating by Eric Smith
Genres: Non Fiction, Comedy, Self-help
Synopsis (from Goodreads)
You keep your action figures in their original packaging. Your bedsheets are officially licensed Star Wars merchandise. You’re hooked on Elder Scrolls and Metal Gear but now you’ve discovered an even bigger obsession: the new girl who just moved in down the hall. What’s a geek to do? Take some tips from Eric Smith in The Geek’s Guide to Dating. This hilarious primer leads geeks of all ages through the perils and pitfalls of meeting women, going on dates, getting serious, breaking up, and establishing a successful lifelong relationship (hint: it’s time to invest in new bedsheets). Full of whimsical 8-bit illustrations, The Geek’s Guide to Dating will teach fanboys everywhere to love long and prosper.
First thing is first, I had no idea what genre this book is. It is definitely non-fiction, but other than that I'm not sure. However, what I can tell you is that I found this book absolutely hilarious. While it is addressed to guys, I as a girl, really enjoyed it. I read a few of the reviews, and a lot of people were complaining how it was that it was advice mostly for guys, but at the beginning of the book there is a page telling you why it is that way. Also if you read through the whole book, most of the time, the author addresses the reader as Player one and the significant other as player two, which I thought was a really smart idea. Because while some of the advice was gender specific, but a lot of the advice was good advice for any gender. Not only that, but I thought the drawing and art was brilliant. I am a fan of 8-bit drawings, and I thought they were absolutely adorable. I thought a lot of the references were great especially the ones to Ready Player One, which was my favorite book so far this year. Overall I just found this book to be a really enjoyable read, and I'm so glad I got the chance to read it.