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A quick, hilarious read! I've seen the author promoting this book on social media and was excited when I found it on Netgalley.

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How to P Off Men: 109 Things to Say to Shatter the Male Ego by K. Prue, published by Sourcebooks, is a delightful bitterböse quick read that for sure will destroy the fargile male ego. 5 stars.
Blurb:Have you ever been badgered by an annoying pick-up artist at the bar? Ever felt a burning desire to emotionally torture a friend's boyfriend in an act of revenge? Have you ever endured just talking to a man before?
If so, then this book is for you.
With more than 100 phrases, questions, and comebacks, How to Piss Off Men is your essential guide to sending even the most relentless mansplainer into an existential crisis.

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This book was hilarious! Besides that it had some pretty good ideas too. I especially liked the "nice moped" to a guy on a Harley. Because, really, it kinda is. I can't wait for this book to release so I can recommend it to all my friends and family.

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This was such a fun read. I've seen Prue's series on social media that was the inspiration for this book. I am looking forward to seeing a physical, final version of this because I think it will look fun and be fun to flip through. I laughed a lot and think this would make a fun coffee table book and a gift book.

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This was a really enjoyable book by Kyle Prue. I actually know him from social media, but he’s also written books before. While this book holds a lot of laughs, I appreciate that Kyle took the time to dive into safety and the patriarchy. There’s a time and a place to actually use commentary like this, and making sure that readers are aware of that reflects good social responsibility.

This was a quick, hilarious, and easy read. Thank you for the ARC!

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Written by an author/comedian and subtitled 109 Things to Say to Shatter the Male Ego, this short book is filled with questions, quips and retorts to help combat toxic masculinity, along with commentary by the writer.

Given the title, how could I resist this selection? A very quick read, it had me repeatedly laughing out loud and I have to say it takes something very good to make me do that. A humorous break from some of the heavier reading I have been doing, it was a delightful read. I am going to try to remember some of the lines and hope I get to use them sometime.

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Kyle prue is one of the internet’s most prolific influencers, and his quick Wit and snark leap off the page in this how to manual that anyone that has to deal with men should pick up haha

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This was a lot of fun. It was a quick, sharp read that got to the heart of some inter-gender dynamics that are amusing when you take a step back.

My thanks to Sourcebooks and NetGalley for access to a digital copy of this book.

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An absolutely funny book to gift or to keep for yourself!
I loved the little suggestions and chuckled a lot!

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Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I have to admit that I am not familiar with the author. It would appear that he has done some things online based on some other reviews that I glanced over. So, my draw to this book was the title and not the author. I found this to be a really easy and quick read. I knocked it out in less than an hour and I think that all women and even some men know a few situations where we would have liked to use these or still know someone we would like to use these on. Obviously, if you do decide to use any of them please be careful and note the warnings at the beginning of the book.

I think this would make a great gift for someone or like a coffee table book. Put it out somewhere where you want it to be noticed and start a conversation. I think that Prue is a talented enough writer that I'll be seeing what else I can find by him. While I did find this funny, I do think that readers should probably pace themselves rather than just blaze through it like I did.

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This book was hilarious. It was very entertaining but also quite educational! It’s a fun, quick read that I would absolutely recommend for anyone who wants something light and fun to read!

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Pretty funny! I like Kyle Prue's Instagram series, so was happy to get an ARC from NetGalley. I think this would be better as a coffee table book than an ebook since some of the formatting was a bit weird. I thought the book was funny, but it was SO short and definitely feel like more of a book you'd gift someone during a white elephant / secret santa vs. something you would purchase for yourself to sit down and read. I knocked the entire thing out on a plane ride than was less than an hour, so there isn't much there. But again, I think it's perfect for what it is.

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Rating : 3.5 stars

Thank you Netgalley and sourcebooks for the ARC in exchange of an honest review.

The sole reason for me to request this book was "The title". I mean how can you not want to read the book with the title? Of course you do.

We are so conditioned since we are born that we do not see anything wrong in a lot many things that goes around us. What especially gets on my nerves is mansplaining. And there are times when I personally feel that I should have said something smart and I could not. This book is a huge help in such cases.

It's funny, not hilarious but there are some laugh a loud moments in the book. What I will personally recommend is reading this book randomly. Just open a random page , read few pages and close it to enjoy some other time when a man has pissed you off. Reading it a time won't be such a good idea.

Overall a fun read to enjoy some witty humour.

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I loved everything about this book. Highly entertaining, very funny and so topical. I love that the author navigates from pure sarcasm to an anecdote that pushes you deep into thought. My only wish while reading this was how I wished every quote/phrase has a detailed anecdotal/topical essay because clearly, the author is a gifted writer. I wanted more.
My absolute favourite part was the last paragraph of this book - the perfect analogy to explain a concept so overarching & abstract, yet so embedded in our bones.
Amazing especially since I read it immediately after A Tale of Two Titties!!

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Thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks (non-fiction) for this advanced reader's copy in exchange for an honest review.

As a woman, the title was what immediately made me want to read this book. I'm not familiar with the author on social media, so this was not content I had seen before.

There were several laugh in your head moments, but nothing was funny enough to be comical, more satirical. At first, it was funny, but then as I kept reading it, I became a little bored. I feel like the book became less funny towards the end. This may be because I read it straight through and did not pick it up at different intervals. I think that this would be a great coffee table book and conversation starter.

Some of the "insults" were not original - I would have loved to see some original comical things to say to men. And honestly, most of the insults women already know, so I did not learn anything new to say - which actually would have been pretty funny.

The part I enjoyed most was actually the paragraph at the end, where the author draws similarities to how the male "patriarchy" serves to put both men and women in boxes, not just women. I thought that this was an insightful statement. Other than that, I don't think I would read this book again or recommend it other than a funny thing to have on a coffee table when guests are over or maybe reading material in a waiting room.

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I love Kyle Prue. I love this book. I laughed out loud on almost every page. I swear everyone should own this book.

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EASY FIVE STARS.

I am so thankful to Sourcebooks, Kyle Prue, and Netgalley for granting me advanced access to this one before it hits shelves on September 17, 2024. My husband and I said and cackled at Kyle's wise insight and advice for what seemed like hours, in agreeance with how to piss off men.

Women are placed in a box by both society and the patriarchy, and it's about time that we snap back in terms of getting the last laugh and standing up for ourselves. Told through 109 different comebacks, Kyle Prue kept me laughing and stocking my personal agenda with responses for every toxic man in my life and my surrounding environments.

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If this is the first review you read for this book, I hope I tempt you for a quick and humorous read.

Kyle Prue, man who looks like he could tell YOU what you want at a coffee shop while also forgetting his own shoes, brings his classic take-downs from TikTok and puts them in an easily readable and convenient book for when you might need to lower a man's (or anyone, really) ego when they overstep your boundaries. Many of these are already online, but having the book feels like getting a special treat in that the reader is also privvy to insider thoughts and recommendations by the author himself.

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I’d never heard of Kyle Prue before, so I had no idea what to expect before reading this. I’ll admit, I was sceptical of this book. My initial thoughts were:

1. “Will it be ironic because he’s mansplaining the topic to me?”

2. “Will this even make me laugh/smile/chuckle?”

3. “Will this cisgender white man succeed in helping equip others to clap back at toxic masculinity?”

4. “Will he misguidedly or accidentally offend perfectly nice, lovely men/women/non-binary folk/LGBTQIA+ peeps?”

5.“Why can’t I just take this as sheer entertainment value instead of overanalysing every single freaking thing?”

A lot of questions. Yes.
Answers, (in my humble opinion):

1. This didn’t seem mansplainy/condescending and it was often self-aware and self-deprecating, drawing on his own personal experiences.
2. Some stuff did make me smile/chuckle.
3. Yes, possibly, there seems to be anecdotal evidence.
4. While I can’t speak for everyone, as a cis woman, I wasn’t offended. However, it could trigger men who are upholders of a particular version of masculinity that is unhealthy and perpetuates sexist and homophobic beliefs and patriarchal behaviours.
5. Dunno, oops, I'm fun at parties, I swear.

Look, the wisecracks aren’t revolutionary, but some of them entertained me, not all of them. Yet I appreciate where Kyle’s heart is at. He writes, “Did I write this book so that women could learn to bully men? No. Did I write this book because I hate men? No… I wrote this book because I think it’s time to… let our anger inform us of our hurt and finally heal from it.” So I guess, if you feel triggered by this book's contents, maybe it's time for a bit of introspection and self-reflection. 🤔

Favourite/most practical phrase? “I’ll just google it” - good to use if someone is intent on mansplaining to you (I've had this done to me throughout my whole career). If you're wondering if you're guilty of this, here is a handy flow chart: https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20180727-mansplaining-explained-in-one-chart

Notes:

• I read this on Kindle, but it would probs be better as a print book on your coffee table to display amongst friends, family, and perhaps even relatives if you’re feeling bold.

• Humour and art are super subjective, so YMMV on what you find amusing/useful/offensive.

I was going to not rate this for that reason, but I decided that all things considered above, 3.5, rounded up to a generous 4 stars might suffice. Also because I just watched the author’s Planet of the Apes audition tape, which was more entertaining: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C8AwVTZyvTM/

My heartfelt thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks for the digital arc in exchange for an honest review.

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Absolutely amazing, I laughed out loud on almost every page and I had to show my mom a bunch too. Can’t wait for it to be published so I can buy a finished copy!

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