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Is it true that nice guys finish last? It sure seems that way as a divorced man fights his way through a comedic dating scene. Will he ever find his soul mate? Phil has been called the male version of Carrie Bradshaw. Enjoy his humorous essays about relationships and the struggles we all have finding and keeping lovers. Women appreciate his open view into the minds of men.Is it true that nice guys finish last? It sure seems that way as a divorced man fights his way through a comedic dating scene. Will he ever find his soul mate? Phil has been called the male version of Carrie Bradshaw. Enjoy his humorous essays about relationships and the struggles we all have finding and keeping lovers. Women appreciate his open view into the minds of men. Artist Mike Swaim adds to the hilarity with his brilliant sketches, giving another dimension to Phil's quest for love.Excerpt from Just a Nice Guy - Commitment Test for MenMen say they are ready for monogamy, but are they just saying that to hasten the clothing removal process? I've put together a simple test a woman can give her man to see if he is truly ready or just a horny bastard.1. When I see Kim Kardashian's butt on TV, I ...a.    Drool.b.    Sport wood.c.    Give thanks and praise.d.    Change the channel.2. The thing I look forward to most about getting married is ...a.    The built-in maid I get to have sex with.b.    The bachelor party.c.    Not having to date.d.    Companionship.3. If my woman asks me to stay home with her and watch Grey's Anatomy ...a.    I laugh, grab my keys, and head to the nudie bar.b.    I whine and pout.c.    I agree, as long as she agrees to provide oral favors afterward.d.    I rub her feet while we hang on every word.4. Her friends make me want to ...a.    Touch myself.b.    Wear noise-cancelling headphones.c.    Find excuses to avoid them.d.    Be one of the girls and hang out.5. If times get tough and we have to move in with her parents ...a.    I'll beg to be euthanized.b.    I'll become a meth addict.c.    I'll lock myself in a room and play Xbox.d.    I'll contribute by doing household chores and mowing the lawn.6. A fun honeymoon would include ...a.    My bride's confession of bisexuality.b.    Seats along the third base line.c.    A topless beach.d.    Riding horses on the beach with my new soul mate.7. Once married, I would no longer ...a.    Trim my ball hair as often.b.    Chase curvy women on Plenty of Fish.c.    Hold my farts.d.    Feel incomplete.8. When I come home from work ...a.    Da shawty betta have my dinna ready ... yup, YUP!b.    I hope to find my wife naked on the pool table.c.    I look forward to a peaceful dump while reading the newspaper.d.    I'll hand my lovely wife flowers and ask how her day was....

Title : Just a Nice Guy
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ISBN : 11169684
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Number of Pages : 364 Pages
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Just a Nice Guy Reviews

  • Mary Evans
    2018-09-08 01:35

    What a great read! This is a wonderful book for summer's about relationships, understanding the opposite sex, and dating all in a vain of not instruction but humor! I belong to several sites I review new books and authors. This book was on our list for review. Not one I would normally pick up for a read...but the picture of the author, Phil Torcivia along with the title of the book piqued my usual curiosity and there you have it..all the right reasons to read a book!At first glance you would think, 'OH, please..spare me, not another book on dating'. The literary world is not big enough to hold yet another dating instruction manual. Ah, but..far from the truth of it, this is not a dating book. It is a litany of humorous dialogs of the author's experiences that actually help us to learn more about the opposite sex. I am a married woman, who has been married for 30yrs. I learned more about what makes a man tick by reading this book than ever in my personal life. Men just don't open up with what's really on their mind. Phil can tell us by the mere fact he is a writer.In the warnings of this book, he asks potential readers, 'If you are offended by a little adult humor, don't read this book'. I hate material that is built solely on the basis of shock value of the obscene. This book does use adult humor but it fits and fits well..I laughed from beginning to end. Each section in the book is divided into approximately 2 page discussions of different areas of relationships. Each discussion reminds me of a discussion I might have with Phil if he were sitting in my home talking to me personally in a dialogue, I can see him here, wine glass in hand with an easy flow to his tale... It is this personal tone that sets the scene and keeps you turning the page....Two thumbs up! Get this one and enjoy!

  • Jennifer Defoy
    2018-09-14 23:21

    As I was loading this into my e-reader and getting ready to read I was thinking to myself "What does go on in the minds of men?" My immediate answer to myself was "sex". After reading this book, what is my new answer "mostly sex". It's an age old problem, women want to know what men think, and men want to get into their pants... I really enjoyed this book. It was witty, comical, and entertaining. There were quite a few times when I would laugh, then have to read the passage to my boyfriend so he didn't think I was starting to go crazy (why is she sitting there laughing to herself?) Some of my favorites include the commitment tests, Creepy, the conversation with the cats about the obsession with women, and the Twelve Nights of Christmas. (There were more, but if I just list the table of contents you would probably quit reading this review.) Before reading Phil warned me in an e-mail "PLEASE make sure you have a liberal sense of humor and are not offended by coarse language or sexual content." I would say that was a fair warning. So take head... If you're easily offended you probably will not like this one. I found it to be highly offensive and hilarious. Not that I was offended by it, but I could see how it would offend others. I've found in my life that if I can find the humor in something I should laugh, because without laughter life is so boring. I think this book proves my point. It was a very fast read, and had I not been so busy I probably could have finished it in two sittings. I think I'll have to pick up some of Phil's other books. A review copy of this book was provided by the author. Swag was received in return for a review. This is a truthful and honest review.

  • Darcus Murray
    2018-09-18 18:21

    This book was provided for free by the author through GoodReads FirstReads.I have to say that this book was amazing and I can't wait to read more from Phil Torcivia. Not my normal kind of read, but it was hilarious and I enjoyed it immensly. And it was a quick read (or maybe I read fast?). Either way, I loved Just A Nice Guy. This book is basically an insiders look on the dating scene, the hilarity of men and women looking for that one person that they want to spend their lives (or more realistically, their beds) with. We get a look at what really goes on inside a man's brain, and occasionally the woman's. Nothing held back.This book is definitely not for younger readers. It is intended (and should be kept) as an adult read. It touches on everything from pets, "toys", sex, alcohol, what to do, what not to do, and everything in between, plus more. There's humor on practically every page, and the illustrations are graphic, amusing, and very well done.This is definitely a book I will pull off my bookshelf and read again in the future. And my husband has already claimed rights on reading it next. Phil Torcivia is an honest, raw, humorous author. And he does his job very well.

  • Kate Givans
    2018-09-05 22:25

    Seriously, the BEST read yet. Each book seems to get a little better and a little funnier. Loved this one the most. Can't wait till it comes out in paperback!

  • Julie
    2018-09-19 02:13

    I won this book through Goodreads First Reads!!! First, I must say that this is unlike any other books I have read and definitely unlike any other books I have given 4 stars to! It shocked me that I found this book laugh out loud funny!! It was so crude and used such foul language... yet it made me giggle! I have recently been frustrated with the happily ever after that it seems authors feel they must give and therefore I think this book was just plain refreshing! I could just imagine Phil at Starbucks or any bar sitting with a seat on either side of him waiting for just the right lady to come up! I found myself wishing that I could stumble upon him at the end of one of his conquests because I think he would be an absolutely hilarious guy to hang out with... and, since I am married and the complete opposite of the petite specimen that he described as his dream gal I could share some laughs without the awkwardness that you get from the many creepy people of this world... hear of his latest crazy antics and be on my way!!! Such a funny guy!!! Great book to read if you are looking for something outside the norm... and I totally love his lists!!! I am totally a list person and that really appealed to me!!! As did the way his book read like a daily journal or blog! Read it!!! Enjoy it!!! But if talk about the male species only thinking of sex and the use of excessive profanity bother you.... DON'T read it... you will simply be offended, curse me for recommending it, and judge me for enjoying it!!! HAHA!!!

  • Carol
    2018-08-29 23:12

    This book is a collection of raw and raunchy essays that attempt to explain the thoughts of a middle aged man who has returned to the dating world. If you are offended by foul language, graphic descriptions of sexual acts, or political incorrectness, then this book is not for you. There are many funny lines and I did find myself chuckling, but there were other times when it seemed like an essay just rambled a bit too much. The author probably is "Just a Nice Guy" who has been hurt by past relationships and has turned to humor and his cats to cope. The book moves quickly and I do think some people would appreciate it more than I did. I felt like some of the humor was raunchy just to shock people. I have not been on the dating scene in quite some time and if what the author describes is an accurate picture of the current state of dating, I will sincerely pray that I don't ever have to date again.

  • Kim (Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews)
    2018-09-25 01:22

    This is essentially a collection of a years worth of blog posts on love, sex and dating. They follow the authors trial and tribulations of trying to kick start his love life but with the dreaded S-E-X always getting in the way.This was very funny. The author pokes fun at the dating game whilst laying bare his own shortcomings. He tells us what goes on in both women and mens heads and lets us in on the secrets of what we REALLY mean when we say something. I enjoyed this. I laughed out loud in places and had great fun with my partner doing the little quizzes. Although sex was mentioned, it was all in context. The dating game has never made me laugh so much!I recommend this as a great giggle and an insight into how men and women think.I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review.

  • Tima
    2018-08-31 20:12

    This book is about an almost 50 year old divorced man who doubts he will ever remarry, but keeps dating, even if it’s just for a sleeping partner. It reads like a blog through out the year of 2010 and covers many topics. But the main theme through out the book is the author’s view of the dating world and his opinions on the subject.The author will be the first to tell you that it’s crude and, at times, sexist. So do not read this book if you do not like bad language or are easily offended. The author is honest about his views and doesn’t mind using cuss words. He even made a list of his favorite.The book is a humorous take on how a man views the world and can be used as a glimpse into the male mind. I think it will also be enjoyed by men who will be able to commiserate on the many pitfalls of dating and growing older.I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

  • Stephanie
    2018-09-09 18:17

    I received this book through a First Reads giveaway.I enjoyed the wit contained within these short stories, but I just couldn't get in to this book. Maybe it's because I haven't had much of a "dating life" (I'm engaged to the third guy I ever dated) or maybe it's just because I'm a woman and my thought process is quite different. However, I think that my fiance will enjoy this book (which is saying something because he absolutely hates reading), and I look forward to giving him this book to read when he arrives home from Afghanistan. Thanks for allowing me the chance to read this book and be able to share it with him!

  • Roz Carter
    2018-08-31 22:15

    Do not pick up this book if: *You haven't dated in the last 15 years *You have never seen an episode of Sex and the City *You have never seen a George Carlin show *You are easily offended by raunchy humor If none of the above apply you will enjoy this collection of humorous essays about the perils of dating in the 21st century from a male perspective. A zippy collection that makes you want to read the further adventures of Phil.

  • Susan
    2018-09-04 01:26

    I found this book really interesting and educational. It’s well written and easy to understand. However, some of the American language is different to our English; e.g. fanny in American is someone’s bottom, which made me laugh (sorry). It’s from a guy’s perspective about dating. Beware though; some of what he writes may offend the delicate. But on a whole it’s funny and entertaining.You can see more at

  • Deb
    2018-08-30 02:29

    I was undecided at first about this book. As I kept reading I became very interested. Thank you Phil for opening my eyes to the opposite sex. I liked that you didn't hold anything back and I now know some of how men think. I, of course, will use this to my advantage. I would recommend that every woman read this book. Thanks for the emotional roller coaster ride.

  • Taylor Simons
    2018-09-04 21:32

    I do have to say it was a bit of shocker for me. I have never read something like this before.Not only is the author throwing himself out there, it clearly shows he actually took the time to remember every detail to what was going on. I actually liked it.

  • Kristina Franken
    2018-08-26 20:31

    I highly recommend this book for anyone FTC: I received a free copy of this book and was not reimbursed in any other way.

  • Renne
    2018-09-19 01:12

    Definitely a fun book to read,whether you're a woman or a man. There is something everyone can relate to in this book. Light hearted and humorous to be sure!

  • Phil Torcivia
    2018-09-03 20:16