Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man Author:Tim Allen A humor book, an autobiography, a book that explains why men are different from women; and, guys, it's worth the cover price just for the helpful hints on how to deal with the opposite sex (if she asks how she looks in an outfit, never mention her backside, no matter what)--"Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man" is Tim Allen at hs all-out funnie... more »st.
Tim Allen explores the mysteries of the sexes, while giving us real insight into his own life and the twists and turns of fate that landed him both a prison term and the successful comedy career that culminated in the triple crown of show business: a #1 television show, feature film, and best-selling book simultaneously.« less
I'm a woman and I thought it was pretty funny...it's a bit offensive at times but anyone with a good sense of humor will absolutely love it!... Tim Allen gives insight into his own life while treating the reader like just another guy working on the car telling stories. It's not a serious work, and Tim Allen isn't promoting the degradation of women. He's simply telling jokes that many men in our society relate to.
I liked this book. I thought it was pretty funny at times. His humor was different than in his show. In the book he was more crude. In addition to being funny, he also provides some personal insight into how he really is.
Tim Allen takes you through rites of passage, from fixing up his banana-seat Stringray to his earliest moment of sexual awaremess, which occurred when he saw his first Playboy pinup, and realized that every woman is naked underneath her clothes. He ponders such questions as why women are always "chilly," when men are burning up; why men don't micd being called pigs; why women can't understand what men do in the garage all morning. There are hilarious meditations on everything form butt cracks to why men lie, to why women think they're always right.
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Tim Allen brings his comedy style from Home Improvement to this book. There were many times I found myself imagining his classic grunt after a short rant about men things, or when he describes the perfect man's bathroom. I did find much of the book to be more simple ramblings of stereotypical male roles and ideas. It was an enjoyable read and I would suggest this book to a friend.
Very funny book, reads like one of his stand up comic routines. Sometimes (but rarely) serious, sometimes (a lot) crude. All men will be able to relate to his wit and jokes. Women will get an inside look into what men think. Don't take anything in the book seriously and you'll enjoy a good laugh. The chapters on the Playboy magazine enlightenment are just down right hilarious.
This book made me laugh out loud! I loved his stories of growing up, having kids, and dealing with marriage. I was very disappointed after finding out he had divorced the woman he was with in this book since he had so many insightful veiws into making marriage work... hmmm...