Geek guide to dating

19 Mar

So I guess what I’m trying to say is that, by comparison, by Eric Smith is the worst dating/self-help book ever written because it is so genuinely delightful without being at all presumptuous.

In fact, it’s so spot-on and utterly enjoyable that I think it should be up there with Please don’t take that to mean that I think this book is brilliant, revolutionary, and/or mindblowing-ly imaginative. And of course it’s non-fiction, which already makes it a strange and unfair comparison to those aforementioned tomes.

“…sincere in helping dweebs discover that love is really the final frontier.”—Den of Geeks “…a solid manual.” —Official Xbox Magazine “The Geek’s Guide to Dating could be the answer to a single geek’s prayers.”—Suvudu “Eric Smith’s The Geek’s Guide to Dating sets out to aid geeky guys everywhere with humorous instructions on finding the Princess Peach to their Mario.”—Pop Sugar“…this is a welcome alternative to the ‘pick-up artist’ phenomenon courting this same demographic.”—Publishers Weekly“[The Geek’s Guide to Dating] offers serious advice for getting a girl and knowing how to keep her…a perfect stocking stuffer!

”—Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight “If dating seems more like a dismal game of Frogger instead of a fun Zelda adventure, you need to read “The Geek’s Guide to Dating” by Eric Smith!

What I mean is that the realms of science fiction and fantasy have a philosophical history of humanism, of treating people justly and right, and of individuals rising up to challenge the perceived injustices of their kingdom/galaxy/whatever.

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Smith does a great service for both sexes by disabusing men of the concepts of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl and “the friendzone,” while also discouraging “idiosyncratic ‘trademark’ wardrobe items” such as fedoras.On Valentine’s Day last week, I was sent a rather lovely surprise from the team at Quirk Books. You can pick it up for the Kindle, Nook, or i OS tablet of choice on the cheap, this whole month. Big thank you, as always, to Katherine over at Quirk Books.The Geek’s Guide to Dating, my lil’ non-fiction humor book that published in 2013, sold into Spanish. It’s the first time a translation of the book has gotten new art and a different cover, which is exciting, though I do of course love the work of my pal Juan Carlos Solon. The Geek’s Guide to Dating was my first published humor book, with Quirk Books back at the end of 2013. It made a few Best Books of the Year lists, and it’s sold into seven languages so far, with a few more on the way I can’t quite talk about yet. It’s my lil’ book that keeps on going, and I love it. She’s a rockstar when it comes to foreign rights, and I love seeing this little book pop up everywhere. Looks like The Geek’s Guide to Dating is on sale for the month of February!That lady rummaging like mad through the dollar comics?Maybe she —but if she’s on a quest, you might just be another annoying NPC.