Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Just in Time to Be Too Late, Why Men are Like Buses, by Peta Mathias
Just in Time to Be Too Late, Why Men are Like Buses, by Peta Mathias, $35.00 Penguin Books
Peta Mathias has already made her name as a TV presenter and a cookbook writer, but she appears to have found her niche – and biggest success to date - through an altogether different genre of writing. Can We Help It If We’re Fabulous, published in 2008, and out in time for Summer 2009/2010 Just in Time to Be Too Late, Why Men are Like Buses. Both are intentionally humorous and the latter cleverly explores what it is to be male.
It seems that men have never made sense to Peta, so she armed herslef with a wad of questionnaires and set out to discover more. The book contains ten chapters which range through relationships, fatherhood, sex and love, sports, fashion, Gay Men, health, Work, happiness and Why men Lie.
In the Gay Men chapter we discover that she married a cute young gay frenchman in order to stay in France. This is a bittersweeet chapter with the death of her husband from HIV. However the stories of friendship and good food balance the story.
Peta has discovered a key differnece between the genders. Woman share a problem to let off steam. Men discuss problems looking to solve it. This rush to fix things drives woman crazy. Is this genetic?
This is a very inspiring book. Read it and learn more about us wonderful beings called “Men”.