If a man like Mystery can make a living off of telling nerdy men how to score with chicks, why can't a 9-year-old boy write a dating book? Alec Greven recently published a book with HarperCollins called How to Talk to Girls that is full of plain-spoken, common sense tips to help boys with their dating woes. Some of the pointers are simple: "comb your hair and don't wear sweats" and keep approaches easy with a friendly "hi." Greven also warns against pretty girls — easily spotted with their "big earrings, fancy dresses and all the jewelry" — because they can be "cold-hearted." [NY Post]
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This book is indicative of why the publishing industry is so f-ed up. Gimmick books written by 9 year olds, sure! Actual books, sorry, we're not acquiring right now.
Guess who can't get an agent?