In the grand tradition of mashed-up nicknames for celebrity couples -- think Bennifer, Vaughniston, Brangelina, Tomkat, and Abhishwarya -- Stephen Colbert coined a great one to describe the dynamic duo of actors William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman: Filliam H. Muffman. That name will always be funny.
So how does one create such a dynamic duo? I'm told dating is involved. Unfamiliar with that topic, I consulted A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend, a manual for men written by two women: Felicity Huffman and Patricia Wolff. After all, who better to explain it than the better half of Filliam H. Muffman?
While occasionally too surefooted or irreverent, I think the authors have the right approach.
In order to make relationships practical to women, target the men, who have no idea what they're doing anyway. Makes sense.
With more pulpy illustrations inside and chapters on everything from Internet dating to TV rituals to sex to breaking up, the authors cover the entire life of the relationship. Plus, it's sassy and informative; in a few short hours, I've become an expert on relationships, and am finally ready to get my own talk show.