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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Alec Greven Kid Author? No...

Current mood: annoyed

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Okay I don't know how many people have seen this kid (he's been on a variety of talk shows) but he's like 10 and he wrote this book called "How To talk To Girls". He also apparently wrote another book called "How To Talk To Moms"...

It's just ridiculous how big this kid has gotten and it's clearly only because he's so young and has written a book and people think it's cute. It's sure as hell not because he's intelligent at all. To prove my point I shall include some quotes from his book, "How To Talk To Girls"->


"About 73 percent of regular girls ditch boys; 98 percent of pretty girls ditch boys. (Don't we know it!)

Don't act desperate. Girls don't like desperate boys.

Most boys in elementary school can hold on to a girl for only 30 days.

When you see a pretty girl, don't let her tractor beam pull you in.

Go for a talkative girl if you are shy. Then you only have to say one sentence, and she will do the rest of the talking.

Don't brag or she will ditch you.

Don't scream if you can't get the girl even after you've tried everything. If it doesn't work out, just let it go."


First of all, where the hell is this kid getting his facts from. It's almost funny (and maybe its supposed to be) except that its so stupid I can't laugh. He probably doesn't write all of it. He probably has his parents help him out and why wouldn't they, I mean he is there cash cow.

I don't know how this kid was found by a publisher (which is extremely lucky and being a musician, as I'm sure most of you reading this are, you know how hard it is to be found) but it seems to me that this kind of thing should have stayed as a cute classroom project and nothing more.

I can already guess as to what will happen to this kid in the future. When he becomes a teenager he'll be just as confused and rebellious as most teenagers are and he won't be able to sell anything because the it factor he once had (being cute to adults) will be gone.

Maybe I'm being too hard on this kid and maybe you think I'm jealous but I just don't see why such a thing should exist in literature. I can't see kids reading it because they don't really care about relationships and especially reading, and teenagers are far to busy with technology and don't like kid related things (ie. movies aside from cartoon classic's that give a sense of nostalgia), and adults have no reason to do so either because by that point relationship advice should either be common sense or redundant. So I really don't see who the target audience is either...

Anyways, I've ranted long enough (which I can do since it's my blog) and I have never blogged before (but I figured I should so I can fill up my profile completeness). But if you read all that bravo to you and even if you skimmed it thanks. Leave a comment with your opinion so I know how what other people think since I'm sure this probably hasn't even crossed your mind...

Cheers, Kyle.

P.S and yes if you were wondering, I don't like kids
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