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Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex | [John Gray]

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex

Why is it so difficult for men and women to get along? In this phenomenally popular and effective work, Dr. John Gray illustrates how differences in communication styles, behavior, and emotional needs can drive the two sexes apart, and offers ways to help keep them together.
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Publisher's Summary

Why is it so difficult for men and women to get along? In this phenomenally popular and effective work, Dr. John Gray illustrates how differences in communication styles, behavior, and emotional needs can drive the two sexes apart, and offers ways to help keep them together. By giving us insight into the opposite sex, Dr. Gray shows how we can build loving, mutually fulfilling relationships.

©1998 John Gray; (P)1998 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., All Rights Reserved, Harper Audio, A Division of HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"A valuable, much-needed book. A contribution to the understanding of the communication styles of men and women." (Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want)

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    Cristi SENECA, MO, United States 01-09-14
    Cristi SENECA, MO, United States 01-09-14 Member Since 2015
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    "The book could be half the length, lots of repeats"
    What would have made Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus better?

    The story is drawn out, the information is short and sweet and good but he took hundreds of pages to write what could have been greatly condensed.


    What could John Gray have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Summed it up.


    What three words best describe John Gray’s performance?

    wordy


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes, good points. Although it dumbs men down. Its like giving men free cards for being dense.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    anita san pedro, CA, United States 10-29-13
    anita san pedro, CA, United States 10-29-13
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    "Men stick together"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I think the voice was monotone. It did not have the energy I expected in a motivational/inspirational book.


    What was most disappointing about John Gray’s story?

    It appeared that the story was for women to better understand men and it almost made me believe that women have to be the patient one and accept the "way men are"..Very seldom did he mention mutual efforts.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It was informative and it did make me think back to mistakes I may have made along my path. Many of the things he talked about, I saw in my mother and of course, sometimes we adopt things we see our parents do.


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    M. Seto 06-06-13
    M. Seto 06-06-13

    la la do

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    "Good Listen"
    Would you listen to Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus again? Why?

    Yes, I have learned a lot from my short listening sessions about the way men think. It's an easy listen and fun to recognize your own faults while shedding light on your partner's faults as well.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Learning about the "martians" because it was an unfamiliar territory I now feel more comfortable exploring!


    Have you listened to any of John Gray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Sadly, I have not; but I'm a fan of his work after this read.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, if I had more time I'd want to listen to it in one sitting but it's good to absorb all the new information in little spurts.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Meng Johns Creek, GA, United States 03-14-13
    Meng Johns Creek, GA, United States 03-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Very helpful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus to be better than the print version?

    Yes, it is easy to understand, and you can also tell what the exact feeling is from the verbal version when the author reading the book, which maybe not the same with print version because the same sentence could be read as different meaning by different individuals.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus?

    Not finish it yet. Need to listen more to tell.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus?

    I wish I had learnt long ago about the difference between men and women; then I might have much less frustration on trying to figure out what was wrong with our communication between my husband and I. I am a person always trying to put my feet in others' shoes; but the problem is, I did it from what I understand about things, as a woman, not a man. So, I guess, this wouldn’t make things any better but worse if we are individuals thinking and understanding things in different ways.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael US 02-19-13
    Michael US 02-19-13 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Excellent Marriage Audio Program"
    What did you love best about Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus?

    John does a great job of explaining how husbands and wives see the same thing differently and how these differences can hurt our marriages.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    His personal accounts are great. The narrative overall is pretty easy to follow.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When his wife tells him he is a "fair weather friend" that he's was only there for here when its easy, but then he chooses to stay by her side.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    That husbands and wives see things differently, and its not that one loves more or less or better, than another just differently. Also he tells about how wives will put into the relationship again and again, and feel like they are not getting enough. They don't tell husbands that they are not doing their part until its too late. He's got several of great tidbits here!


    Any additional comments?

    Really good book, if you want a great resource to help you with your marriage, you should add this to your library.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kacy 02-10-13
    Kacy 02-10-13
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    "A must read!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    My best friend recommend this book to me. It was a real eye opener!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nichole Elk Grove, CA, United States 01-04-13
    Nichole Elk Grove, CA, United States 01-04-13

    I love self improvement books, bios, memiors, educational! I love to learn about other cultures, science, and history. I am dating someone with kids, so I am also seeking helpful books on how to raise kids.

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    "Everyone Should Read This Book!"
    Where does Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The author is a great speaker, and I learned so much from this book! Who would have thought that men and women were THIS different? I told all my single girlfriends that they have to read this book, but I think that many married people should read this to keep their love alive. It is amazing how men and women are like different species. I have been in a relationship for almost two years, but ever since I read this book we have been happier that when we first started dating! I never thought that I could be so happy!!! Please listen to this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really liked how truthful this book was and how many examples John gave. He never had bais in his voice and he used real situations that happen all the time.


    What about John Gray’s performance did you like?

    It seemed like he was talking to you and not reading it at all.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    John talks about a point system that men and women have that we do not talk about, but it is very true and so interesting. He explained how women feel we have to do everything when all we have to do is ask the right way and we can get all the help we need, plus, make our man happier! I had to ask my boyfriend several times if the things in this book were true and he agreed fully. I was shocked!


    Any additional comments?

    MUST READ. This is for anyone who is in a relationship, wants to be in a relationship, or likes the opposite sex. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JB-C Kentucky, USA 10-20-12
    JB-C Kentucky, USA 10-20-12

    jennthewelder

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    "Not a Fan"
    What disappointed you about Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus?

    The reader was dull and boring, the book material was basically useless


    What was most disappointing about John Gray’s story?

    It didn't hold my interest at all


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Mr. Gray didn't seem to care about how he wanted the listener to understand his work. The reading was monotone and didn't really highlight any of his core points


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I had to stop listening due to the disappointment in the material and the reader.


    Any additional comments?

    Waste of credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffiney GRACEVILLE, FL, United States 09-22-12
    Tiffiney GRACEVILLE, FL, United States 09-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "MUST READ FOR EVERY MARRIED COUPLE"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I think anyone that is in a relationship should read this, maybe divorce rate wouldn't be so high.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus?

    The time he realized himself how he treated his wife, what inspiried him to write this book and how they did it together, shows me with just alittle support from each other, that you can change your marriage for the better. I has given me hope and the will to want to be a better wife.


    What does John Gray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Understanding of how your partner thinks and reacts to what we say, it's a game changer.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Listen to me,we can fix anything


    Any additional comments?

    I have always heard the title of this book but never got it until my husband and I separated because he thinks I am jealous. I realized I was going to loose everything I want in my life and I needed to change, but I didn't know where to start. That brought me to seek theraphy, after a session one day I asked her is there anything I can read that will help my marriage? She handed me this book. I thought okay,but I went home and just after reading the first three pages it had me. I hate reading but was willing to do anything at this point. I read it on my lunch hour, after work and by the next week I needed to bring it back but wasn't finished to I downloaded on my kindle, then got in audio book on my phone. I have since bought another book same title but "together forever". It is good too. not finsihed with it but on my way.I am traveling three hours a day to work I will need to do another audio book to complete it to. My husband works out of the country a lot, before the last trip I bought this book for him to read. I wasn't sure if he would read it but, he has not sure if he has finished it yet, but he told me it was good and feels it has helped him also. I hope these books are the ticket to getting my husband back, and I hope this book has helped him to realize his faults in communication break down we have. I now understand the jealousy he referres to is being needy and consuming his time. Not jealousy over a woman, thats what I thought he meant and I just kept thinking why is saying that I don't think he has another woman? But after reading this I understand his point of view and I hope he understands me too. I just want him to listen, not fix me. Listening fixes me, it makes me feel needed and loved because he is being a friend not a boss. He will be coming home next week and we have plans to talk. I hope he will be more open to trying to work this out together. I don't want to loose him,he is the one for me. I hope my story can make you understand your partner to and apply this lessions to your life. Thank you John Gray and your wife for making me see my husband and I in a different way. If my marriage doesn't make it, It has still given me insight I need to have a relationship with someone that does want one with me someday. Thanks again.

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    Evan kenton, OH, United States 08-01-12
    Evan kenton, OH, United States 08-01-12
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    "Great Book!"
    If you could sum up Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus in three words, what would they be?

    Must have if you plan on being in a relationship


    If you’ve listened to books by John Gray before, how does this one compare?

    Great Author


    Would you listen to another book narrated by John Gray?

    I would but because his books are great but i think someone else should narrate them.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Understanding the Opposite Sex!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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