- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Flatiron Books (8 January 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1250193427
- ISBN-13: 978-1250193421
- Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 2.4 x 20.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 431 g
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"With biting wit, Roberson explores the dynamics of heterosexual dating in the age of #MeToo." -- The New York Times
"This is a perfect book for women of all ages who have found that, despite their best efforts, dating men rarely works out in their favor." -- Publishers Weekly
"Roberson's achievement in remaining funny while excavating her pain is just straightforwardly heroic." -- The New Republic
"When too many men are monopolizing the headlines with their reprehensible behavior, Roberson takes a closer look at the system that breeds and normalizes this bad behavior, and guides us through the perils of dating -- from crushes to break-ups -- with a healthy dose of heart, humor, and feminism." -- PAPER Magazine
"How To Date Men When You Hate Men is an incredibly funny read that was surely not written when Blythe was supposed to be working for me." - Stephen Colbert
"I'm going to be that person in their 30s who says something about someone in their 20s as if I am so removed from that time period: if you are in your 20s, most things make no sense, but thank sweet baby Jesus that Blythe Roberson's How to Date Men When You Hate Men exists, and it's something I wish I had during that time. Funny, sharp, and feminist fun in a way we're led to believe isn't possible. You'll have a blast reading this and then date...or not date anyone because you are living your best single life with new best friend Roberson by your side." - Phoebe Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of You Can't Touch My Hair
"Men oppress us; we also want to smooch them. Blythe manages to not only laugh at the pain of holding these two truths at once, but to find meaning, inspiration and empowerment in it. I've brought this book up in 1,000 conversations since I read it." - Hallie Bateman, illustrator of What to Do When I'm Gone
"This book is so funny and insightful, and it makes us both so glad we're married to each other and forever exempt from dating men!" - Maris Kreizman, author of Slaughterhouse 90210, and Josh Gondelman, author of Nice Try
About the Author
Blythe Roberson is a writer and comedian whose work has been published by the New Yorker, The Onion, ClickHole, VICE Magazine, and others, and has been mentioned by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and New York Mag. She works as a researcher at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Blythe is the author of How to Date Men When You Hate Men.
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I thought it was fairly superficial and hypocritical at times. At one point she bashes on the scale, rating and graphing of women but then goes on to rate her own crushes and essentially graph them. I dont have a problem with the rating. I did not think it was consistent to say Men shouldn’t do this but I can. We all weigh the pros and cons differently. If her point was that Men shouldn’t publicly rate/shame women I agree. Keeping your thoughts and place markers for potential partners should not be done in a public forum or in such a way that it could make them feel bad for not living up to your standards.
The book was entertaining and her sarcatic humor was fun. I walked away hoping she finds love and thinking it would be ironic if he was either 10+years her elder or 10+ years her younger due to some of her reactions to the age differences of some of her celebrity crushes partnerships and her thinking it is “gross”.
I hope she keeps writing as she continues on her journey. Though I didnt always agree with her I loved that we had a lot in common and her humor was a treat.
If this is a memoir, what it's missing in that old equation is time. (Memoir = tragedy + time.) Not enough time has passed for the author to have the perspective needed to really give this subject the weight, time, and effort it deserves. Also lacking are narratives from other women. (Tho, to be fair, haven't finished it. Don't think I can.) Is she elevating any voices of WOC? If she's 'woke,' (ugh that word) this could've been a great platform to offer diverse voices on this subject. Outside of a few clever moments, this book fails to deliver on so many levels.