On his book A Guy's Secret Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey, Tom M. Paolangeli writes: "I've plodded through the mind-numbing boring stuff (and believe me, there’s whole lot of it.) I’ll give you the plot summary, highlight the sex scenes, and more importantly, teach you the things guys need to learn from this book. Just look for my tips throughout. You can thank me now or later. Consider it my gift to mankind, emphasis on the 'man.'"