We're proud that Outblush is woman-researched and written, but sometimes even we have to step back from the estrogen haze and venture in a new, manlier direction. Well, sort of. That's why we've enlisted a Token Male to provide point-counterpoint on our girlish ramblings in She Said/He Said. Together, we'll bring you the homme et femme
perspectives on some of our favorite products. He said...
We had to take pause when confronted with Philipp Keel's popular relationship workbook All About Us
($10), which immediately conjured up images of Dante's Inferno
and the contorted, anguished figures of a Hieronymus Bosch painting
. Maybe it's just the fire-engine red book cover, or maybe it's the questions inside that ask, "Would you mind looking at each other for one minute?" "Well, no, sir, I don't mind. It's just that I keep seeing what a catastrophe I've gotten myself into. Is that bad?" If you like probing questions that tear down your flimsily constructed walls of denial, then go for it. We salute you. If you prefer the serene comforts of ignorance but still want to appear sensitive, there's always a space on the bookshelf that needs to be filled. [Get the girl's perspective on All About Us
... here's what She Said