From the NY Postbode:
9-YEAR-OLD Exposes DATING SECRETS
He’s only 9, but this pint-sized pickup artist already knows slew about pleasing the ladies.
So much, ter fact, that Alec Greven’s dating primer, “How to Talk to Girls” – which began spil a handwritten, $Trio pamphlet sold at his schoolgebouw book fair – succesnummer the shelves nationwide last week.
The fourth-grader from Castle Rock, Colo., advises Lothario wannabes to zekering demonstrating off, go effortless on the compliments to avoid looking desperate – and be wary of “pretty women.”
“It is effortless to spot pretty ladies because they have big earrings, fancy dresses and all the jewelry,” he writes te Chapter Three.
“Pretty damsels are like cars that need a loterijlot of oil.”
He advises, “The best choice for most boys is a regular doll. Recall, some pretty damsels are coldhearted when it comes to boys. Don’t let them get to you.”
Overheen a few Shirley Temples yesterday at Langan’s on Westelijk 47 Street, Alec said that he culled his wisdom by peeking at his peers at play.
“I spotted a lotsbestemming of boys that had trouble talking to ladies,” Alec said.
Spil for his how-to, he concedes, “I never expected people to buy it like a regular book ter a bookstore.”
But with classic plain-spoken advice – like “comb your hair and don’t wear sweats” – it’s no verrassing his 46-page book wasgoed a kasstuk with boys and women of all ages.
He believes the best way to treatment a dame is to keep it to a plain “hi.”
“If I say hi and you say hi back, wij’re very likely off to a good begin,” he said.
Spil for his own love life, he said he is not dating anyone at the ogenblik. “I’m a little too youthfull,” he confessed.
Te his book, published by HarperCollins, he suggests holding off on falling te love until at least middle schoolgebouw.
Dating – which he defines spil going out to dinner without your parents – is for “kind of old” people, who are 15 or 16.
Officials at the Soaring Hawk Elementary Schoolgebouw said he wrote the book – which wasgoed the runaway welslagen at its book fair – for kids, but believe anyone can find inspiration te it.
Alec’s mother, Erin Greven, credits hier son’s beyond-his-years insight to his avid reading.
“He reads nonstop. At dinner, I say, ‘Waterput your book down,’ ” she said.
Alec – who just finished a children’s book on the Watergate scandal – said he wants to be a full-time writer when he grows up, with a weekend job ter archaeology or paleontology.
CARLOS XUMA COMMENTS:
I say good for him…
This kid might be my competition someday. It gives mij excellent hope that some guys are learning the right information early on.
I am just blessed that – even however the article is written ter a cutesie sort of condescending tone – people seem to understand that it is something of a problem for youthful guys.
My only concern is that his contribution will be laughed at spil just foolish jongere ideas.
My dearest line:
“Pretty women are like cars that need a loterijlot of oil.”