The author of How to Talk to Girls may have some things in common with other relationship authors, but the most distinguishing factor--the one that really sets him apart from the pack--is that he's never actually been on a date. That's because he's um, nine.
According to the New York Post, Alec Greven wrote a handwritten, $3 pamphlet that he sold at his school book fair, which was subsequently snapped up by publishers and turned into a real book that hit nationwide shelves last week. His motivation? "I saw a lot of boys that had trouble talking to girls," Alec said.
Preach on Alec. Clearly, someone had to come along and fill that important gap in today's literary market.
"The fourth-grader from Castle Rock, Colo., advises Lothario wannabes to stop showing off, go easy on the compliments to avoid looking desperate - and be wary of 'pretty girls.'
'It is easy to spot pretty girls because they have big earrings, fancy dresses and all the jewelry,' he writes in Chapter Three.
'Pretty girls are like cars that need a lot of oil.'
He advises, 'The best choice for most boys is a regular girl. Remember, some pretty girls are coldhearted when it comes to boys. Don't let them get to you."
Word up little playa. Word up.