This book may prove a struggle to stick with. Given the topics, the author has done well. There are a few annoying "look at this graph" references but you aren't completely lost without being able to see them. There are some little gems of useful information and some scary stuff too (for example, the chapter on passwords). Definitely not for everyone, but some unique information in this books makes it worth the buy.
I've been listening to a lot of the Great Courses and this professor's presentation was noticeably below the usual standard. The presentation improves over time but gives the impression of inexperience or lack of confidence.
Disappointment and frustration. How any historian or sociologist can literally gloss over the first world war in minutes but then devote hours to insignificant and esoteric movements, and credit them with the greatest influence, is beyond me. And sorry to be pedantic but any professor who covers WW1 in any way should know the correct pronunciation of the Battle of the Somme.
The course has a somewhat Marxist Feminist flavour to it combined with that 'every other possible angle was already taken for my PhD' which leaves the author placing a disproportionate focus minor themes and influences. The significance given to artists and their supposed influence on societies is quite ridicules.
For the price and length this book is worth the purchase. It's quick and simple, and not full of fluff. Useful for those without the time for weighty books that would deal with the topics at much greater length.
No new material if you have read widely on this topic before, but the author does presents the information well. The presentation of 'strategies' is a good idea and helpful concept. Great book for those who don't know the topic or wish to have a concise review.
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.
Okay, so I was already a Tina Fey fan, but this book just made me a bigger fan. Even if you have the hard copy book, this audio book is worth the price just to hear Tina Fey read it.
This is truely one of the best audiobooks I have listened to. It is not just a simple self-help book, it is also full of detailed (but interesting) explanations of the working of the human mind. Although long, it is an easy listen.
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