I just stumbled upon an article on Alec Greven, a boy wise beyond his years. He originally hard-wrote his book “How To Talk To Girls” and sold it as a pamphlet at his school’s book fair. Now Harper Collins has published it—perhaps because his advice and commentary are so spot-on.
I read a few snippets from the book on the Harper Collins site, and wanted to share with you a few of my favorites:
“You also have to be aware that girls win most of the arguments and have most of the power. If you know that now, things might be easier.”
“TIP: To get a girl to like you, talk to her and get to know her.”
(Hmm… I can think of a few boys who may or may not be finding this book in their stocking. I’m sure you can too)
But my favorite thing of all about Alec is this: he plans to be a full-time writer when he grows up and work weekends as an archaeologist or a paleontologist. When I was 9, I wanted to be a hip-hop lyricist and then a paleontologist when I turned 40... so maybe me and Alec were meant for each other?