A 9 year old boy that wrote a dating book called How to Talk to Girls, and had it sell at his schools book fair for $3, had his book released nationwide last week. Alec Greven may be younger than most of those spots you have on your hands, but the kid is actually pretty tuned in when it comes to the opposite sex:
The fourth-grader from Castle Rock, Colo., advises Lothario wannabes to stop showing off, go easy on the compliments to avoid looking desperate – and be wary of “pretty girls.”
“It is easy to spot pretty girls because they have big earrings, fancy dresses and all the jewelry,” he writes in Chapter Three.
“Pretty girls are like cars that need a lot of oil.”
He advises, “The best choice for most boys is a regular girl. Remember, some pretty girls are coldhearted when it comes to boys. Don’t let them get to you.”
Considering that when I was Alec’s age, my advice for getting girls included, “putting a Frog down her shirt”, and “punch her in the shoulder”, this kid is light years ahead of the grade.
Alec has a bright future ahead of him. He’s going to be a best-selling author soon, he’ll have tons of cash, and he kind of looks like that Macaulay Culkin fella. 15 years from now, he’ll be married, have a McHouse, a couple Ferrari’s and zillions in cash. 17 years from now he’ll be divorced and penniless, living in a dumpster, driving a moped, while his wife is bumping uglies with his ex gardener. Oh Alec, where did you go wrong? You should have listened to your own advice.
Kids, they are so silly.