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Author Adler, Bill, 1957-

Title Boys and their toys [electronic resource] : understanding men by understanding their relationship with gadgets / Bill Adler, Jr.

Imprint New York : AMACOM, c2007.

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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xi, 164 p. : ill.
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction -- How to pick (or adapt to) your man based on what kind of toy he wants -- Toys lure in women, just like good worms lure in fish -- Toys prevent boredom and thus prevent insanity (on the part of everyone that bored guys come into contact with) -- Men need to be spontaneous, and toys offer a safe way to maintain their youthful spontaneity -- Gadgets prevent infidelity -- Men hate ambiguity -- Protector toys: how guys expose their nurturing side through technology, even if they don't know it -- Toys help relieve stress in men - they really do -- The whole midlife crisis thing and gadgets -- Girls and their curls: women like stuff, too, and what this means for men -- The dark side: men use gadgets to fend off meaningful conversations and emotional entanglements -- For some men, gadgets are a substitute for watching sports 24/7: there really is no such thing as a non-gadget guy (and you should be so lucky to be married to this kind of man) -- The meaning of BlackBerry -- The Wile E. Coyote phenomenon: why are men undeterred by gadget failure? -- Postscript.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Men -- Psychology.
Men -- Effect of technological innovations on.
Men -- Recreation -- Psychological aspects.
Recreation -- Equipment and supplies -- Psychological aspects.
Household electronics -- Psychological aspects.
Technology -- Psychological aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 081447344X
9780814473443

 
    
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