The narrator confesses his fears and foibles with seductive, self-deprecating wit.
"Know me for my weaknesses," he pleads, "then save me from them."
This is an hilarious book about sex and manliness, memory and music. Many men - and, certainly, all addictive personalities - will find in this book shadows of themselves. It is a very funny and concise explanation of why men are as they are. If you are male, you should read it and then make your partner read it, so they will no longer hate you but pity you instead.
Hornby has written about everything from pubescent mating rituals to men and feminism; from couples' conversational tricks to the consequences of an options-open policy on romance, using jokes to confront more deeply.