Ever wonder what every man thinks about apart from sex? Apparently, the answer is quite simple: nothing. Or at least that’s what author and comedian Sheridan Simove claims in his gripping book, ‘What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex.’
To demonstrate his position, Simove cunningly has filled the book with 200 blank pages. And even though you could say it is far from “well written”, it’s climbed the ranks of Amazon’s charts to No. 742, and even outsold both Dan Brown’s ‘The Da Vinci Code’ (2,910) and J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ (2,406).
“It is very gratifying to see my book outselling many other academic works whose authors claim to have worked even harder than I to break new ground and further the extent of human knowledge,” he said.
But who exactly is lapping up Simove’s words of wisdom? Nottingham university student Jess Lloyd told the Telegraph (UK): “I bought a copy for my mate as a joke and he started using it as a note pad for lectures. Now everyone seems to have one. It’s started a real craze on campus.”
Author Simove, a 39-year-old Oxford University psychology graduate, said he never expected that his £4.69 ($7.62) masterpiece to become a bestseller: “I never anticipated that my book would be used for students to take their lecture notes in.”
“In a sense they are proving me wrong by filling my book with content. But I wonder how many of them go back to thinking about sex once the lecture is over,” he said.
He said that the idea came after he published a self-help book called Ideas Man. He said: “It was about my life and success and failures. It took me five years to [write], it was out for two years, and it got to number 5,000 on the Amazon charts.”
‘What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex’ book, rather unsurprisingly, took just nine days to complete, from conception to publication. But authorities refused to give it a tax free status, as with other books, despite it having an ISPN number.
This is not Mr Simove’s first controversy. He recently he changed his name to God, but hit a wall when he tried to withdraw money from his bank. God doesn’t have a bank account.
‘My bank was very angry with me,’ he told AOL News. ‘They said that they couldn’t put me in the system with only one name.
‘I said put me down as Almighty God. It went all the way to the top of HSBC. They said they would close all my accounts. In the end, I changed my name back again.’
Mr. Simove also admitted that his next project is a PhD on what women think about apart from sex. But let’s face it, that might take him a whole decade to finish. [via The Telegraph (UK) and Daily Mail (UK)]