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The Male Brain Audiobook

The Male Brain: A Breakthrough Understanding of How Men and Boys Think

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Publisher's Summary

Dr. Louann Brizendine, the founder of the first clinic in the country to study gender differences in brain, behavior, and hormones, turns her attention to the male brain, showing how, through every phase of life, the "male reality" is fundamentally different from the female one. Exploring the latest breakthroughs in male psychology and neurology with her trademark accessibility and candor, she reveals that the male brain:

  • is a lean, mean, problem-solving machine. Faced with a personal problem, a man will use his analytical brain structures, not his emotional ones, to find a solution.
  • thrives under competition, instinctively plays rough and is obsessed with rank and hierarchy.
  • has an area for sexual pursuit that is 2.5 times larger than the female brain, consuming him with sexual fantasies about female body parts.
  • experiences such a massive increase in testosterone at puberty that he perceive others' faces to be more aggressive.

The Male Brain finally overturns the stereotypes. Impeccably researched and at the cutting edge of scientific knowledge, this is a book that every man, and especially every woman bedeviled by a man, will need to own.

©2010 Louann Brizendine (P)2010 Random House

What the Critics Say

"Louann Brizendine has done a great favor for every man who wants to understand the puzzling women in his life. A breezy and enlightening guide to women and a must-read for men." (Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence)

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    Allen V. Burnsworth 11-18-16

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    "Very Enlightening"

    If this book has done anything it has helped me to be more forgiving of myself and more assertive in asking for understanding from my significant other.

    As someone that was raised by a feminist, and was constantly made to feel bad about my male urges, I could never understand why the things that felt perfectly normal to me were supposedly so horrible to society.

    This doesn't give men a blank check to act on every urge their heart desires, it does however help them to understand where it comes from, the nature of the desire, and allows them to make informed decisions as to whether it is the best thing for them and/or their significant other.

    Because I am in a long-term relationship listening to this book motivated me to buy "The Female Brain" by the same author.

    I'm looking forward to being as enlightened by that book as I am by this one. Hopefully this will help lead us to a very long and happy life.

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    LS Berkeley, CA. USA 10-31-16
    LS Berkeley, CA. USA 10-31-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I learned a lot!"
    Would you listen to The Male Brain again? Why?

    I learned a lot and gained the insight I was looking for, but I don't think I'll listen to it all over again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Male Brain?

    Gaining a greater understanding of what drives men's anger and sex drive. Especially how she contrasted it against the female brain.


    What about Kimberly Farr’s performance did you like?

    Her voice was appropriate to the text. A very straight forward delivery.


    Any additional comments?

    I bought the book because I have 2 sons, one of whom has started puberty. As their mother I wanted some more insight into what makes them tick. But this book gave me a lot of useful information on my husband as well. As the sole female in the house I often feel like they all look to me as the leader/doer, yet I have no idea how or why their brains work the way they do. It can feel very isolating. This book really helped me understand how their chemistry works and why I react the way I do in my own mind. Truly eye opening.

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    Amazon Customer 07-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "a great listen"

    a great listen for whatever age male you have in your life. happy I took the time to get educated

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    Jorge G. Aroche Australia 08-10-15
    Jorge G. Aroche Australia 08-10-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Excellent book. Will change how you think about li"

    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.

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    Maria G. Paredes 03-17-15
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    "Excellent read on the male brain"

    Deep valuable insight into the male brain. Great explanation on his life phases and the contributing hormonal changes. Highly recommended!

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    Douglas 02-16-15
    Douglas 02-16-15 Member Since 2008

    College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.

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    "I Read This On The Heels..."

    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.

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    J. Pollonais 10-29-14
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    Which scene was your favorite?

    The pre-adolecense brain was quit entertaining


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed


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    All men and women (and political and social activist for that matter) need to read this book.

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    Kush South Ridinh, VA, USA 05-18-10
    Kush South Ridinh, VA, USA 05-18-10 Member Since 2012
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    "A must read for all men and those who love him!"

    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.

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    Luke 08-03-12
    Luke 08-03-12 Member Since 2010

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    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.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Bradley Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada 03-27-10
    Bradley Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada 03-27-10
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    "Extremely prejuiduce against younger men"

    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.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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