Sunday, August 14

The Bro Code by Barney Stinson, with Matt Kuhn

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There is a code that all bros must follow. Previously only passed on by word-of-mouth, Barney Stinson has taken it as his duty to publish The Bro Code, so that no bro shall go unawares.

Note: Women, this is a work of fiction and should be viewed as such.

(Bro: This is not a work of fiction and if you fail to uphold The Bro Code, you will be left chickless and broless.)

I first heard about The Bro Code ages back and knew that I had to read it. Or better yet, listen to the audio book as it is a) unabridged - awesome! - and b) read by Barney Stinson himself. Legen- wait for it...

I couldn't detach myself from The Bro Code (my vocabulary is expanding with not only the discovery of bronacular but also with the abolition of reading terms, since using them in reference to audio books sounds stupid) and am now far more prepared to go forth and be a better bro.

Fact: Women can be a bro as long as they follow The Bro Code.

Fact: Women make the best wingmen (or...wingwomen) as they know what chicks are thinking.

I'm paraphrasing. Barney Stinson is the one with all the knowledge and should be looked to as the exemplary bro.

If you want to avoid awkwardness around other bros, not look stupid and score with chicks...then you need The Bro Code. Any dude can make the transition to a becoming a bro.

When it comes to the decision of whether you should read the book or listen to the audio book, there are a couple of factors to take into account.

The book is equipped with diagrams, check lists and other extras. Since I bought the audio book from Audible, I do not have the physical edition. The audio book refers to these extras as being in a PDF file but I have been unable to discover it. Not a high-five moment.*

Overall, I'm far from disappointed. The audio book, read by Barney Stinson himself - or for the chicks (as this is a work of fiction) Neil Patrick Harris - is brotastic. The writing of Matt Kuhn (an obvious pseubronym to throw off those chicks) is ampbrofied by Stinson's wit and timing.

I recommend 'The Bro Code' by Barney Stinson with Matt Kuhn, to anyone who is looking for a guideline to life and a gateway into brohood. Not for easily offended chicks. The audio book is a must listen, bro.


*I actually did finally find that PDF after all! It was in 'My Library' hiding under "title."


Determinist said...

Haha... classic. Must read.

KateKintail said...

I own it (actually rescued it from the kids room of a library used book sale--it didn't belong there!), but now I'm going to have to track down the audio version. Thanks for the recommendation!

Shi said...

I actually really want to read this! I'll have to make sure I buy a copy sometimes soon - Barney Stinson/Neil Patrick Harris is awesome :)