Yes, I know that we aren't going to win any literary prizes with this "guide book", but we "just want to have fun". Most importantly, we want you to have fun as well, both by reading as you wrap the book and especially through the act of giving.
No one will like all the jokes, or even be 100% comfortable with them all. What we hope is that nearly everyone will find something that tickles their fancy, or even makes them smile.
Wouldn't it be great if we actually helped a relationship or two, for real. Who knows, as stranger things have happened.
Michael is a writer of romantic fiction, Jody of crime with nice romantic twists and Richard, well, he has pinched a bit of tragedy from neoclassical and classical times. One can't get to tragedy without a heavy dose of emotional turmoil.
Do men need a guide to understanding women?
Richard does, Michael does (though not as much as Richard). Then of course we needed sugar and spice. Jody has been this guides true guide. She has kept we mere males off the straight and narrow thought that is all we think about if left in our natural state of nature.
On personal footings, we like most of you, are equally affected by the lows and the highs. So many of those peaks and troughs turning on a few words. So, just perhaps there is some serious science behind this book. Um... okay, ok, OK... Just possibly, not a lot.