I am a woman, and I liked The Male Brain more than the book The Female Brain. For me as a woman, I like that this psychiatrist says that daily masturbation is normal; that is something that I felt I needed to hide before I heard this book. Unfortunately, this book does not cover a subject that I find fascinating: genius men. Genius men often are not alpha males, athletic, or strong, but they did much to benefit the human species. This book is more about "primitive, animalistic" male traits. Supposedly Isaac Newton died a virgin, so although he was not successful at procreation, he did much to contribute to humankind. And men, don't worry about establishing hierarchy by rough-housing; I doubt that Bill Gates was much of an athletic jock. I would like a book on gay and transgender brains.
Following on from "The female brain", Brizendine explores the male brain, and does it with the same easy prose, compassion, respect and scientific rigor. One of the best books I've listened to lately.
College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
of Brizendene's book on the female brain. Both books do a great job of exploring how hormones and brain structures tend boys and girls in different directions. These are science books and not just venus-mars pop stuff, but they are written to be understood by the layman. Read them together.
The pre-adolecense brain was quit entertaining
All men and women (and political and social activist for that matter) need to read this book.
Dr. Brizendine is an excellent storyteller. She has done a great job putting how the male brain works in small stories. Something most people, I'm sure, can relate to.
I listened to it two time within one week and hope to listen to it once more in the future. Not only that, I gave it to my wife to listen in hopes that she would better understand where I'm coming from when I react in ways she perhaps feels unwarranted. My next book; The Female Brian! Thanks Dr. Brizendine.
Lawyer in Australia.
This book is full of science which may make it a hard slog for some people. But if you want the full understanding of the male brain then this is one of the best books on the topic. Becasue the author explains the changes to the male brain and biology over the course of life this book is also helpful to parents.
This is a well presented educational book. There is no 'interpretation' of science by the author, nor does it rely in 'questionable reseach'. Unfortunately for some people the facts presented in this book will be hard for them to confront. Particularly those who believe in such things as the blank slate, or that gender is only a social construct. It's also agenda free which is another refreshing thing about it.
Where are the male artists in her world view? where are the writers, musicians, painters, actors and poets? Who are these men? And how is it the majority create their best works in their prime? How is it endeavourers so reliant on perceptive and predictive emotional reasoning can have male participants at all? just answer me that.
I've enjoyed listening to both books (male and female brain). There is some overlap but lots of good info on why the sexes are different and why there are stereotypes for men vs women. I only wish there was some info on geriatric old people brains (the only age group missing).