For the purpose of this review, I'm going to pretend that Barney Stinson isn't really Neil Patrick Harris' character from How I Met Your Mother,
Barney Stinson who wrote or rather that should be documented the bro code. Is out there somewhere in new york being "legen.....wait for it,and i hope your not lactose intolerant because the next bit is......dary"
Now in all different cultures around the world there's an unspoken until now -code that we as men live by, be it called "the man card" or "the bro code" the name may change but the sentiment remains the same. Be an embarrassment to your self or a bro for any reason that's documented in the bro code and your not only making a fool of yourself. Your giving in one of your very limited supply of "man cards" and disappointing all the other men with your contempt for the bro code
Now as I'm sure all the men out there know. There's certain thing's that you just can't do, "like Regardless of veracity, a Bro never admits familiarity with a Broadway show or musical". or "Article 77: A Bro Never Cries." Until this weighty tomb was published The Bro Code was simply referred in with hushed tone's. Not any more its out and its oddly proud.
The Audio book version of The Bro Code that I listened to was read by Neil Patr....erm Barney Stinson, Not only does the book share some of the jokes with the TV show "how i met your mother" it benefits rather than suffers from the link. As you can honestly believe that Barney is meaning every word he says. as Neil Patrick Harris stays in character all the way through
Its not a serious piece of literature, and neither is it pretending to be. It's a funny, light and irreverent if a slightly odd book, That's a joy to read.
I dare say both men and women would enjoy reading or listening -to the bro code, Admittedly probably for different reasons. For us men, its funny because as Barney says "Whether we know it or not, each of us lead our lives by an internalized code of conduct.Some call it morality. Others call it religion. I call it : The Bro Code." It's true we do, we all stick to the idea that you shouldn't throw like a girl, or if you trip a little you should make it look like you meant to and it was the beginning of a jog that after a couple of steps you change your mind about. The ladies will like it because they already know how dumb we as men can be and conveniently its all in here about why were like that.
for your own little refresher of the bro code everyday have a look here there's always a random bro code just waiting and just remember ARTICLE 87: A Bro shall at all times say yes.
Would I buy it again...YES,
Would I listen to it again....YES
The Question I should be asking is ... are you enough of a bro or bro'ette to follow another bro's advice and buy it? re- article 87...