The 70% Guy

Commitment without Ownership

Non-Fiction - Relationships
155 Pages
Reviewed on 04/21/2015
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Author Biography

I wasn’t always a 70% guy. No one is born that way. It is a journey.
Having been rich and poor, married and divorced, the pathway to the book has been a trial of fire. My role as a life coach brings me issues on a daily basis around relationships, and there seems to be a common theme: Everyone feels locked into an envelope. It is like the answers MUST be SOMEWHERE inside the envelope.
When I asked people WHY they wanted the things they demanded around their relationships, it got some startling results. The book is all about those findings.
Today I have more love and passion around me than any time in my history. I live a life where I don’t have to tell any lies to maintain my relationships. I am not seeking the “right” words to keep her happy. Believe it or not, humans can connect without the usual rules, or more importantly they can make their own.
Today I live my life in Sydney Australia on a 5 acre property and speak on this subject when requested.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite

In The 70% Guy, Chisel Phoenix describes to us a world of dating unlike one we've ever known before. With digital technology, the world is an even smaller place. Who has time to be trapped in a monogamous relationship when there are countless other ways to live and love? This book gives examples of guys who are invested to certain percentages in the relationship, from 0 to 100 and everything in between. As you've probably guessed, the "ideal" guy would be the 70% guy.

This book says it all right in the subtitles...Commitment without Ownership. It's a new age. This book is a blunt, to the point look at how dating has changed, what today's couples need out of their relationships, and what to expect when heading out into the crazy world of double-dates, hook-ups, and pick-up lines. It's a surprisingly astute dive into our understanding of relationships in general, and dating as a whole. While the beginnings of the book smack a little too heavily of misogyny, Phoenix does have the sense to acknowledge that fact and encourage readers to push through to the end where more equal conclusions and recriminations are drawn.

Chisel Phoenix doesn't ignore the institution of monogamy; he inspects it, reflects on it, and then provides an entirely new approach to that isn't really considered when we consider our options for dating nowadays. The 70% Guy may ruffle some feathers; it may cause some noise...but it's noise that's worth listening to. Couples, singles, and anyone in between would benefit from the honest conversation and discussion generated from reading this book.