Why Men Don't Listen & Women Can't Read Maps

Why Men Don't Listen & Women Can't Read Maps

How We're Different and What to Do About It

Book - 2001
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Have you ever wished your partner came with an instruction booklet? This international bestseller is the answer to all the things you've ever wondered about the opposite sex.

For their controversial new book on the differences between the way men and women think and communicate, Barbara and Allan Pease spent three years traveling around the world, collecting the dramatic findings of new research on the brain, investigating evolutionary biology, analyzing psychologists, studying social changes, and annoying the locals.

The result is a sometimes shocking, always illuminating, and frequently hilarious look at where the battle line is drawn between the sexes, why it was drawn, and how to cross it. Read this book and understand--at last!--why men never listen, why women can't read maps, and why learning each other's secrets means you'll never have to say sorry again.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2001.
Edition: First Broadway Books trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780767907637
0767907639
Branch Call Number: 305.3 PEA
Characteristics: xvii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Pease, Allan

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kara2010
Mar 31, 2012

great book, fun reading even if not everything 100% true for you or your other half.

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jmikesmith
Jul 27, 2010

This is a lively and humourous look at the differences between men and women. The authors' main thesis is that male and female brains are structurally and functionally different as a result of exposure to hormones while we're still in the womb. They say that neither gender is better... they're just different. Men tend to be better at tasks involving navigation and the manipulation of objects in three-dimensional space, while women are better at relationships and understanding people's moods.

Some of the material is repeated in the authors' later work, "Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love", which focuses on mating and dating. That subject is just one chapter in this work, dating from 2000, that also covers talking and listening, map-reading, and the biological bases for our differences. The book also comments on the problems with extreme feminism and political correctness, which try to assert that men and women are equal and can do the same tasks equally well. It just ain't so, but that fact does not appear to have yet made into educational curricula.

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