The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing

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I just finished Melissa Banks’, “The Girls Guide To Hunting And Fishing.” Now, what would yours truly (a dude) want to read this work for? Simple-I’ll read just about anything.

The truth is, I had no clue what it was about when I ordered it from my local library with recorded books. A few months ago, I was purusing a friend’s profile on and I noticed she and I had lots of similar book interests. So, I took down the titles I wasn’t familiar with, ordered them and, well, now I’m posting.

Believe it or not, there’s not a gun, a fishing rod, a lure, a shell nor aanything about camo anywhere in the book. In fact, there’s virtuallly nothing to do with hunting and fishing, other than the symbolic “hunt” for knowledge, especially where it concerns interpersonal relationships.

The book is comprised of short stories, each with a little lesson about relationships-info the author has based her life around. The last story(by the same name as the book itself) is just priceless. It is simply a story about being onself. Be yourself, stay true to who you are, stand by your beliefs and convictions and the rest will fall in line. Steer away and try to be someone else? Lose everything!

The whole story can be summed up in the line by They Might Be Giants:

“There’s only one thing that I know how to do well,
And I’ve often been told that you can only do what you know how to do well,
And that’s be you, be what you’re like, be like yourself.”

Chick lit or not, I loved this book. Highly reccomended for adult readers, especially those who are fishing for love.

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