It's been a tough year for the average single man. He won’t roll over in the morning and find his female Internet chat-pal waiting with breakfast in bed. The prospects at the office Christmas party will be: a woman with a face that resembles the “Before” photo in a Retin-A ad; or one whose sole interest is in becoming the next Vice-President of Marketing; or a third who is trying to pick up the other two.
How is a man supposed to wade through the muck of the bar scene, personal ads, and blind dates with Aunt Millie’s hairdresser and not need a dose of Prozac? He needs a little help. What he doesn’t want are some sterilized pointers from some Masters and Johnson type. Instead he needs some “storming down the sidelines coaching” and positive reinforcement from that "guy down the road" who always seems to know what to do.
The Complete Male Handbook for Sex, Dating, and Other Trivial Stuff attempts to provide the single male with the guidance he needs. Consider this a comedy-laced journey from bar life to the altar, a book that strives to give the average guy the confidence he needs to find Ms. Right...without turning him off by sounding like a preaching know-it-all. The Complete Male Handbook weaves together the first-person story of the successes and pratfalls of the Peter Bartula’s own dating endeavors with third-person how-to's and a look at the changes men go through as they climb the ladder of a successful relationship.
The Complete Male Handbook for Sex, Dating, and Other Trivial Stuff investigates contemporary dating in a way that will keep the Generation X, Generation Next, or the Perplexed Male from trading the book for the remote control.
"If you're dating, The Complete Male Handbook for Sex, Dating, and Other Trivial Stuff is a fun read as you walk along dating's Yellow-Brick Road. If you're married, read it anyway. It's a thought-provoking trip down Memory Lane. And if you're married and dating--WHATTA YA THINKIN'!" - Chris Blocher, The Blocher Literary Review
Peter Bartula was born into a nomadic Latvian family of gypsy sheep-herders who were Maytag repairpeople on the side. Eventually his father found a niche as the man who sticks his head in the lion's mouth in a little known circus, and moved the family to the U.S. After 6 years of college where he majored in "Barley/Hops Engineering", Bartula entered the working world and obtained a part-time night-job hanging out at bars and putting his degree to use. These life experiences gave him the expertise needed to create this book. Bartula offers these words of advice to his readers: "Remember that the dating-world may have it's downside, but some day you'll be married with screaming kids and a mortgage that you can't afford - so live every night like it is your last."