Is Your Straight Man Gay Enough?: The Ultimate Renovation Guide Tips from a Girl in Distress and Her Gay Best Friend

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Chronicle Books, Nov 18, 2004 - Social Science - 176 pages
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If Queer Eye for the Straight Guy has taught us anything, it's that women everywhere want their men to be a little more gay. Alas, the fab five can't knock down every man's door, and most women fear that the road from beer-swilling schlub to gallery-hopping Valentino is just too long and winding (and ladies, you know he won't ask for directions). Is Your Straight Man Gay Enough? is here to help. Nan Shipley and her gay best friend Jason Anthony take on straight-guy habits (crotch-scratching and air guitar), straight-guy style (he thinks dressing well means extra Thousand Island), and straight-guy home decor (Pleather and milk crates). Quick questionnaires identify problem areas, and straightforward advice helps women renovate their men. He can be more Sample Sale Saturday than Superbowl Sunday. He can cry at weddings and be nice to old ladies. He can trim his nose hairs, and still fix your leaky faucet. In short, he can be a little gay, all man, and a lot of fun.
 

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MEN: If you are contemplating that long trip down the aisle to make your wedding vows, here is a clear picture of the life that may just be waiting for you on the other side of the altar.
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this book while searching on the latest consumer culture slogan to hit the 'net: "Life is too short; buy the shoes!" If you have ever wondered what the engine is that really drives the consumer boom, look to the group that claims with pride to account for 85% of all discretionary spending.
If you are still in doubt, have a glance through the preview for this book. Five stars, because there are some men out there who are not quite as oblivious as the author likes to think we are.
 

Contents

A Trueishl Story
9
Women Are from Mars Men Are from Penis
13
How Much Is That Gay Best Friend in the Window?
17
Is Your Straight Man Gay Enough?
31
Conquering His Fear of Grooming
43
Spend It Like Beckham
59
Tantric Shopping and the Art of Giving
83
Say Anything
99
Parallel Pleasuring
123
House and Homo
139
Fancy Boy or Nancy Boy?
157
Afterword
171
About the Authors
174
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Jason Anthony has worked extensively in the film industry and has been Nan's best friend since they were both twelve years old. He lives in New York.

Nan Shipley is a New York-based literary scout married to a man who traded in ESPN for the Food Network, thanks to the help of Jason, Nan's gay best friend.

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