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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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    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 Auburn, WA, United States 02-16-15
    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 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.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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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


    Any additional comments?

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

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Luke 08-03-12
    Luke 08-03-12 Member Since 2010

    Lawyer in Australia.

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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 4 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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    Delana Lawrence, KS, United States 08-28-10
    Delana Lawrence, KS, United States 08-28-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Very narrow, with questionable "science.""

    Both this book and Brizendine's other offering, The Female Brain, left me angry and disgusted. Not only is her science questionable, but the extremely narrow view of both men and women is extremely off-putting. She is clearly writing about the average, addressing only the superficial. I give it one star only because it is short.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Silicon Valley Geek 01-16-15

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    "Some great insights"

    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).

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    Heidi 09-30-14
    Heidi 09-30-14
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    "Interesting read for women!"
    If you could sum up The Male Brain in three words, what would they be?

    Informative
    Interesting
    Helpful


    What did you like best about this story?

    The aging process of the male brain


    What about Kimberly Farr’s performance did you like?

    The entire book was a great performance.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    none.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Elkridge, Maryland, United States 10-11-12
    Kathy Elkridge, Maryland, United States 10-11-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Not Interesting -- A Disappointment"

    Not a book I would recommend. Too much techno-talk. Very disconnected and does not flow.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teri 11-20-11
    Teri 11-20-11 Member Since 2016

    3 Men & Me

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    "Excellent way to reveal the male brain"

    I kept thinking, "Yep, this is what my boys did." Now I know WHY they acted that way.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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