They help women understand why men avoid commitment, what drives them to lie, and how to decode male speech to find out what they are really saying. They explain to men why women nag, how they use emotional blackmail, and how to understand (and take advantage of!) the top-secret scoring system all women apply. They also dish about the top turn-ons, and turn-offs, for both sexes. Laced with their trademark humor, Why Men Don't Have a Clue and Women Always Need More Shoes addresses a host of nitty-gritty battlegrounds as well, from channel surfing and toilet seats to shopping and communication.
©2003 Barbara and Allan Pease; (P)2004 Books on Tape
"Mandatory listening for every person who is considering entering a new relationship." (AudioFile)
The format should be better organized. The narration is by the authors which is fine but I really didn't like the candy coated responses of the text. I didn't get to hear much on the audio sample. But now that I have, i wouldn't have purchased it. The book may have been written 40 years ago, according to the sweetened laced banter. But since they reference "email", it must have been written in the 21st century.
Admittedly so, I only heard the audio-book version of this book. Instead of providing an unbiased peek under the tent regarding the gender gap, this book exaggerates male misbehavior while justifying female misbehavior.
For instance, when a man asks a simple question and gets a multifaceted answer it is stated that the man is wired with the inability to multitrack. I beg to differ. A man can multitrack just as easily as women. When a woman asks a simple question of a man, she gets a simple answer in return. If men answered with multitracking stories, a women would find it just as frustrating (does that mean a women's brain is incapable of multitracking?)
There are numerous implications of physical abuse from the males in the situations. This simply perpetuates the myth that only men are physical abusers in relationships. In truth women are just as abusive, but our society doesn't document, nor take such abuse as seriously.
They also insinuate how women are brainwashed by society into thinking they would be happy as housewife's and then realize there must be more to life. This is straight out of the feminist propaganda play book.
Finally, they make the insinuation that men are paid more than women for doing the same job in the workplace. Studies have proven this to be false when all the facts are taken into consideration (such as hours worked, experience, etc.).
Lastly, they refer to their research, but never site their studies. All in all, I expected to be enlightened but instead found myself pummeled with feminist propaganda and very disappointed.
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