Little 9-year-old Alec Greven just had How to Talk to Girls, his book on relationship advice, optioned by Twentieth Century Fox, erasing any lingering doubt that he has the smartest parents on earth. The whole thing started with a 3rd grade paper, which was then turned into a handwritten pamphlet sold for $5 at his Colorado elementary school book fair – genius already. But then, after a spot on Ellen DeGeneres’ show, the
cash cow love guru was able to roll the pamphlet into this year’s must-have stocking-stuffer, a $10, 46-page hardcover book for HarperCollins, containing advice like, “You also have to be aware that girls win most of the arguments and have most of the power.” He’s now in the midst of a high-profile media tour with stops on just about every network and cable news outlet, and as of this week, he’s got a freakin’ movie option. Check the kid out in the clip below – he’s adorable yet confident. Dare I say authoritative? He has to be involved in any movie they make out of this thing. Did I mention his parents are the smartest people in the world?
Anyone read this book yet and want to share some of the best bits of advice? Is an innocent 9-year-old the answer to the ongoing Mars and Venus conundrum? What kind of movie can they work out of this?