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This couple has such an interesting and new perspective on what they call the Standard Narrative of Human Sexuality.
They show us how the ideas that we all know about romantic love have no basis in anything. They also point out glaring inconsistencies in the Sociology research for the last 50 years.
When you first encounter their ideas, they seem radical and dangerous. By the end of the book I'm completely convinced of their thesis.
How do you know something is academically rigorous? The research comes up with a conclusion you weren't expecting.
By that standard, this book is academically rigorous, counter-cultural, and brave.
Read this book before you get married. And if you are married, get two copies -- one for each of you -- and prepare for the roller-coaster!
It will make your marriage a more interesting place to be -- and bring you closer to your partner.
Marriages of the next 20 years and beyond will be shaped by this ground-breaking book.
As a person with dyslexia, audio books give me the opportunity to "read" wonderful books that I would otherwise miss. Thank you for this fabulous service.
I wasn't sure what I was going to hear when I downloaded this book. (It was recommended by a friend.) I was pleasantly surprised. I learned a lot about prehistoric man: his life, his living conditions, his relationships. I learned a lot more about a long-ago time than I anticipated. Our history explains some of our contemporary actions if we know how to correctly interpret it.
Behind the snarky tone that overplays the "underdog" status of these theories is a well laid out set of evidence and considerations. Using animal studies, studies of pre-agriculture tribes, and even some interesting biological details an alternative theory is developed for how men and women interact and the place of sex in different societies. The current status quo is driven by societal ideologies and not by biology. The evidence provided may not convince everyone but anyone interested in the topic should read to at least reexamine the mainstream theories in light of significant inconsistencies that exist.
As a nonfiction it's in my top 10.
Very good narrators that helped move dry parts along.
Very interesting book that I think everyone should read.
Such a refreshing and logical view on humans! This is a research based book so is a bit "textbooky" at times. But wonderful information...this should be part of sex education in all public schools!
This is an excellent investigation of human sexuality from a completely new perspective to me - I thoroughly enjoyed it.
This book is amazing. Thank you for bringing information to light like this. This book is the most interesting books I have listened to in a long time. Though I will say, if you don't agree with evolution then don't read this book. If you have a open mind then you will love it!
This book is one of the most entertaining, fun audio books I have ever gotten. It is funny, clever and right on the money regarding sex in our culture. It is well worth the time. Great Job!
This isn't a work of Evolutionary Psychology, rather, it dismantles much of the BS that that field has been propagating.
I went into this with high expectations, based on reader and critic reviews, and was sorely disappointed. The central premise is intriguing, but the authors to little more than pick apart older models of human sexuality, with little hard scientific evidence. I may be biased since I'm a laboratory scientist, and am skeptical of sweeping conclusions drawn from scant unambiguous data.
If you're an academic studying social sciences or human sexuality, you may find this interesting, otherwise don't bother. The writing is dry and jargon filled, the narration is downright awful, and the attempts to make it accessible to the general reader amount to petty and flat sarcasm.