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November 02, 2009

Lessons in manhood from Neil Patrick Harris's sitcom character

Posted on Mon Nov 2 2009

Bro

Since Pepsi caved to criticism and pulled its "Amp Up Before You Score" iPhone app, where's a guy to turn for advice on stalking the fairer sex? Barney Stinson, the lovable cad of How I Met Your Mother fame, can fill those shoes. In a fortuitous bit of timing, Fox Licensing is launching the second book based on the womanizing yet somehow lovable character, played by Neil Patrick Harris, from the hit Monday-night CBS sitcom. Bro on the Go, a follow-up to the bestseller, The Bro Code, hits shelves Nov. 3 with advice both practical ("Lingering around the children's play area to scope out the hot young moms is a good idea in theory only") and philosophical ("A watched bikini top never malfunctions"). It's not all about the ladies, with Stinson covering a variety of topics and sharing "the reflective wisdom and inspirational nuggets mined through the daily grind of being awesome," says the book's press materials. The sequel, a rare literary brand extension for a scripted comedy, comes from show writer Matt Kuhn, who created the character and also writes Barney's Blog (where he compared being monogamous with male jean shorts on the so-wrong scale). Read up!

—Posted by T.L. Stanley

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