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The Mancode: Exposed by Rachel Thompson

I am kicking back today with a Cabin Goddess Bacon Bloody Mary, a bag of Lindt Truffles & the ManBeast tethered to his gaming console to give me time to read in peace. I recently featured three great ladies in their Dog Days of Summer Sale and featured both Ann Charles, Terri Giuliano Long as well as Rachel Thompson, (to follow).  I had a blast on the radio show with them and really am glad I know these three great ladies.

*swirling my drink with a green bean wrapped in crisp bacon* I ended up getting a lovely flu and decided that vodka, bacon and a nice plateful of home-fries will be the cure that ails me this morning. Later I will be found hiding with my Kindle giggling as I spend at least an hour reading selections from The Mancode: Exposed  while sitting on my pity pot!

This is one of those great books you can pick up and turn to a page and just start reading. It is full of a great collection of essays and is one I think we all need to have in our arsenal! I keep coming across things that make me laugh so hard enough I start snorting, and if anyone has talked to me live, once I start snorting there is no stopping me! SO check out my post HERE and grab Rachel’s book or any and all of the THREE books by THREE fabulous ladies. You may have missed the sale, but that does not mean I won’t be yodeling from the top of the mountain tops to state “BUY THESE BOOKS!”

(Make sure you check out The Indie Exchanges Blog Talk Radio SHOW SPECIAL Spreecast on Rachel’s channel. OMG it was the Charlies Angels on Literary Crack for the WIN! I will embed the shows below but now? Let’s talk about snark!)

This is Rachel’s second book and it comes with a VERY distinct and important warning:

***You will either LOVE this controversial book or you will HATE it. If you have no sense of humor, DO NOT BUY IT.***

  • I’m over forty. I don’t have a blankie. I have vodka.
  • I’m no ‘ologist.’ I don’t give advice. If that’s what you’re looking for, go buy Dr. Suit And Tie’s book.
  • I write about men, women, sex, & chocolate. My experiences, my truth, my martinis.
  • *Note: Thompson employs hashtags (i.e., the # sign) in her work. Google it. These are not typos, people #deargod.

Note on the hashtags. BUY the book, and you can highlight it, note it and then copy it to your tweets to share it from your kindle.amazon.com site! #OMG it is so much fun!! FOR EXAMPLE…

  • Guy yesterday told me, point by point, how he disagreed with my theory that chicks talk in circles, men in points #umpointtaken

OR

  • You will never hear a man say “Yes. I agree. Smaller IS better.” #justsaying
giggling..OR
  • I’m a #snarky bitch. Tried to warn you. If you can’t handle the snark, get out of the kitchen. I certainly did.

Hey, don’t get this? I have to say it maybe because (to steal a phrase from Rachel…) THAT’S ‘CAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE A VAGINA! Now  I have to say that Geoff read a few of these and has listened to me read some out load last night and he was rolling and laughing his ass off. He even texted a few things, but see… Geoff as much as I kid about him being a ManBeast is actually more of a feminist than I am!

Praise for The Mancode: Exposed — already a #1 bestseller in Marriage, Parenting & Families AND Parenting & Relationships and now trending on Love & Romance!

–As a long time warrior in the Battle of the Sexes, I would have won a lot more skirmishes had I had a copy of the Mancode in my saddle. Reaching back towards my shotgun, I would have found this book instead. Instead of shooting the man, I could have said, “Stop acting like a man!” Get smart: Buy the Mancode and stop wasting bullets. ~Beth Wareham, former senior editor at Simon & Schuster, publishing consultant

5/5 Star Reviews: 

-As a long time warrior in the Battle of the Sexes, I would’ve won a lot more skirmishes had I had a copy of Mancode in my saddle. Reaching back toward my shotgun, I would’ve found this book. Instead of shooting the man, I could’ve said, “Stop acting like a man!” Buy Mancode and stop wasting bullets. Beth Wareham, author Power of No

-Finally! A woman who gets what I’m going through every day, front hat whole spitting thing to my deep abiding love for chocolate. Well done! Amber Scott, author of #1 Kindle bestsellers IRISH MOON, FIERCE DAWN, WANTED

-Mancode: Exposed is a scathingly funny, rapid fire and heartfelt looks at guys. Author Rachel Thompson delivers a satirical piece that invokes strong shades of Penny Marshall and Seth McFarlane. Casey Ryan, Host & Creator, Cutting Room Floor radio program

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I sat here wondering what to write and then I went over to her website and She had some great stuff so I think I will make another Bloody Mary and perhaps move onto a Chocolate-tini for lunch.. oh and a BLT, need to line the stomach for more Vodka and Chocolate!!

 

Rachel Thompson

I’m a chick who writes stuff that makes you laugh. My book A Walk In The Snark hit #1 on the Kindle Motherhood list this past September (do you think they know I talk about sex? Shhh.). It’s since hit about oh, I’ve lost count. #woot! I’ve been nominated for Funniest Blog, Best Humor Writer & Redhead Who Makes A Killer Dirty Martini (okay, I made the last one up, but it’s true. Honest.).

I released The Mancode: Exposed right after Thanksgiving 2011 and by January, it placed in the Amazon Top 100 Paid!

Two books of snarky goodness, baby.

I’ve been told I write in the style of that Dickens guy. Kidding.

I’m a mom, a wife, and a recovering pharmaceuticals rep. It’s been a long process but I’m doing okay, thanks.

I also used to sell Trojan brand condoms. Yeah, it’s hilarious, I know. I did it for three years way back when, and I was their top salesperson in the Western Region, a dubious honor at best. My number-one customer was the Mustang Ranch. No, seriously. The Mustang Ranch. I couldn’t make stuff like that up.

The experience definitely gave me insights into the… er… ins and outs of men.

So it should come as no great surprise that I write about how men (The Mancode) and women (Chickspeak) approach most things differently. And since I did, in fact, grow past my Trojan days (in more ways than one or-insert your own joke here), I’ve thrown in a few tidbits about marriage, kids, being a mom, living in the OC (ya know-being a pale redhead living in a sea of blondes), coffee, and vodka. Not necessarily in that order, depending on the day.

Don’t read my books to find advice about how to be sweet or nice. I’m pretty much allergic to both of those words. Actually don’t read this book for advice on anything. (My lawyer made me put that in just in case you know, you thought I could save your marriage or something – not).

Or if you are looking for some light, heartfelt humor in everyday life (Erma Bombeck-style), well, I’m really not your girl, either. Nothin’ homespun about the Queen of Snark, baby. Mostly I just laugh at stuff and make up words (See “Refrigeratoritis and Manesia.”) Yet somehow it all seems to work.

And don’t call me cute. (Hint: Babies and puppies are cute. Grown women are soooo not.)

Special note to men: I write frequently about “The Mancode”-like how you guys do goofy stuff and we women try, and often fail, to understand. (Um, change the toilet paper roll much? Yeah, that’s what I thought.) If that offends your sensibilities, this may not be the book for you. Yeah, I’m crushed.

Like everyone, I’ve also had some rough times. I share those with you, too. Life can’t always be martinis and beaches. Wait, this is the OC (Orange County, CA, for those of you from Canada, or people on the East Coast who don’t know California beyond LA). Naw, not even here.

So, welcome to RachelintheOC.

Now go read an essay or two and find something to laugh at, would ya?

I have to go help my husband find the butter. Again.

More About Rachel:

You can find Rachel most days on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Pinterest, or Instagram, providing social media tips on her own interactive Twitter stream and popular blog, consulting with social media clients (See BadRedhead Media), or promoting her books A Walk In The Snarkand The Mancode: Exposed, both Kindle bestsellers!

 Thompson is also the Blog-To-Book expert for Triberr, giving regular webinars on taking your blog to book and how to ensure it sells!

She also started four popular book promotion sites for all types of authors.

Rachel lives in the OC, aka Orange County, CA (home of Disneyland). Somewhere in there, this redhead in a sea of blondes fits in being a full-time wife and mom to her two young children and just one husband. She loves coffee, the occasional dirty martini, and Nutella. She misses sleep.Rachel was profiled by Sean Gardner (April, 2011) in the Huffington Post Books section, regarding social media and ePublishing; and was chosen by BlogWorld as one of twenty-three  ’Brilliant Bloggers’ in March, 2012. Check it out!

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