I agree with the previous reviewer - the narration is awful. Surprising - since its the author. It sounds like she's not comprehending the content, and the overall style is sappy. Borderline unlistenable.
She talked to us in her Mommy voice. Ugh.
This book only describes women that are heterosexual and middle to upper-middle class conforming to a patriarchal society.
Apparently Ms. Brizendine doesn't understand that Lesbians exist or that one in five American women either choose to not have children or cannot therefore making them age WITHOUT the "Mommy Brain" as the author so annoyingly calls it. What about them? What about women who can't afford to retire and live at a poorer socio-economic status and have legitimately greater stress than women who can't handle their husbands moping around the house after they retire?
At the end of the book she briefly talks about women in Africa but all her examples are still about aging mothers.
This book started off so good but it only covered one type of person in the female population. It's a shame. There's a lot of great information in here, but only about one type of woman. Her narration made me feel like she was talking to a class of kindergarteners. Or like I was having a somewhat educated conversation at a Baby Shower.
Tons of very solid facts based on extensive research work. Could be a great book. But it is narrated with so syrupy voice, that I cannot get through it. Sorry, cannot take more sugar.
The color of the cover should have been a red flag, but I triad to go through the biases...
Hope the editors will take care of that.
Change the narrator's voice to a normal, engaging voice, not lollipops sweet.
Change the cover from girlish kitschy pink to any regular color reflecting the good solid content of the book. So much biases for one book!
Vae, Deus fio puto!
Its just explains the chemical reaction of a women in different stages and ages. I like it😥, it gives you some kind of perspective of women as a well that they're really a highly emotional being.
This will be my first listen of many. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have made it a point to share it amongst my family and friends. I feel everyone will benefit from reading The Female Brain.
I am a 41-year-old woman and I found this book useful, but I get it confused with The Male Brain, by the same author. Both books discuss both genders. I look forward to reading the future The Transsexual Brain, The Gay Man's Brain, etc.... I am very much looking forward to how menopause will affect my mind. It is interesting how estrogen and testosterone affect both male and female brains. Interestingly, the woman Temple Grandin seems to have more of a male brain than a female brain, even though she probably had female hormones and menstruation.
I was really hoping this would dive more into the day to day ways a woman's brain worked. Unfortunately it's almost entirely centered around finding a the ideal partner for having children.
The title although called the female brain really only dives into a very select set of scenarios and really left me wanting to know more. If it dove into the details a little more it would have held my attention much longer.
The audio performance was probably the worst as it truly felt like a story telling book for kids and the dos and don'ts of woman.
Overall may be worth a read but the book could have been an hour long and you could have gathered all the information without the fluff.
Really great in depth understanding of biological and fundamental differences as changes in the female brain. It gives validation, explanations for behavioral thought patterns and equips us with excellent knowledge to be in control of the choices we make with the knowledge we have about how our brains arrive at different options from which we can choose.
I've suspected for a while that there are things happening in my brain that are not entirely in my control, so it was fascinating to have someone else so clearly articulate many of my experiences! It's validating to know my brain chemistry and its behavioral impact. This book is a must read for anyone who truly wants to understand a woman; we are remarkable creatures! I do wish some of the variations of the female experience were explored a bit more, like the brain chemistry of homosexuality or what happens when the typical patterns of hormones and brain circuits are disrupted (like how do we get social outcasts and severe social anxiety if we're wired for relationship?), but I'm sure that would require several books!