Every Rose Has Its Thorn: The Rock 'n' Roll Field Guide to Guys
A hilarious and invaluable handbook to using rock-star archetypes, from Axl to Zappa, to decode and take charge of your own dating life.
Through close readings of the life stories of rock gods of every stripe, Nerve.com dating advice columnist Erin Bradley has created ten "types"-from the fun-loving (and frequently intoxicated) Dr. Feelgood to Mom-approved Johnny B. Goode-based on these rockers and the cardinal traits that they most exemplify as boyfriends and dating partners. Each chapter focuses on one primary rock 'n' roller who embodies the archetype, using his history and romantic foibles as a jumping-off point for understanding guys and their dating habits-including the best ways to find, date, or end a relationship with each. Types include:
*Sweet Child O' Mine
Prime Suspect: The Jonas Brother
It's fun to hang around this guy who's barely legal (or maybe just acts that way) in the apartment that his mom still pays for . . . but is he going to dump you with a ten-second call on his cell like Joe Jonas? Know what you're getting into when dating the young (and the terminally immature).
Prime Suspect: Anthony Kiedis of the Red hot Chili Peppers
The famously hypersexual Kiedis, well known for mistaking a single tube sock for a pair of pants, is the patron saint of this type-this kind of guy might be into threesomes, foursomes, and stuff that might be illegal in a few states. Is there a place in your life for a sexy guy who isn't really interested in a real relationship?
Prime Suspect: Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee married Pam Anderson after knowing her for just five days. Why? We suspect his reputed love of a good party may have played a role. How to navigate (and extricate yourself from) life with a man who drinks, parties, and gets into nonstop trouble, yet still charms the pants off you.
Each chapter features rundowns of the major characteristics of each type; real-world stories and advice from women who have dated them; a "who's who" of the other rock stars who fall into the same category; and a notated black-and-white original illustration of each guy, as he is found in his natural habitat.
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