Brizendine also includes an appendix regarding the brain and sexual orientation, as well as lengthy endnotes and an exhaustive reference list. And along the way, you will pick up some valuable tips to help you understand, appreciate and connect with the men in your life. Why Her? Louann Brizendine to understand the male brain. She brings the latest in state-of-the-art science in helping us to understand the most ancient and primal of male passions and desires—and viva le difference!
Highly recommended. I think that this book, along with The Female Brain should be read by every parent, child, husband, wife, employer, employee, and dating age adult — they bring love and understanding into our most important, and sometimes most frustrating relationships.
Rossman, M. A breezy and enlightening guide to women and a must-read for men. Read An Excerpt. By Louann Brizendine, M.
Read by Kimberly Farr Best Seller. Add to Cart. Also available from:. The book was great in explaining the many hormones that "rule" the male brain and the different stages a man's brain goes through.
It was fascinating to learn how much the brain changes throughout a lifetime and how it is constantly changing, growing and learning through a persons entire life. What I did not enjoy about the book was that it felt like an incomplete sentence. There was great a I found the book very eye opening and enlightening, it was even more fun to read it with my husband, Nick! There was great amounts of explanation, but no follow-through.
For example, on the issue of "male narcolepsy after sex". Brizendine explains why it occurs, the hormones involved and the processes in the brain; however, she does not provide any suggestions for how a wife can help her husband with this situation or what a man can do as well. It's like sitting in a counseling session where you get all the rationale, but no solutions.
I still feel this is a great book and very eye opening - just be nice to have a follow-up!! Jan 12, Maria Ella rated it liked it Shelves: add-on-knowledge , reading-challenge. It was a series of visits to the writer, and as she puts along her sentiments and her anecdotes, and her researches, she was able to narrate the genetics and the chemicals and all those scientific "I believe that learning about the male brain can help men and women feel more intimacy, compassion, and appreciation for each other.
It was a series of visits to the writer, and as she puts along her sentiments and her anecdotes, and her researches, she was able to narrate the genetics and the chemicals and all those scientific blah-blahs that makes the men tick. I get bored with some of the stories, but hey, it was informative. Sep 21, Deb rated it it was ok Shelves: non-fiction , dnf.
I didn't read the entire book. It's my second dnf. I'm going to rate it anyway because I skipped around and read enough to form a solid opinion. The title of this book is its perfect description. The book is all about how the chemicals, hormones, and specific parts of the male brain influence male thoughts and behaviors. I am in the midst of dealing with a very troubled teen son. This book triggered all the hurt places in my heart related to him.
I don't care if there's a physical explanation be I didn't read the entire book. I don't care if there's a physical explanation behind the troubles we have. Those facts may lend a little understanding, but they certainly don't justify the behaviors and outcomes we are currently experiencing. I read the child, young boy, and teen chapters word for word but was too upset to read much of the subsequent chapters.
Skimming and skipping ahead I read more about the mature man brain, but it felt pointless. The book clearly presents what's typical and normal for male brains of all ages. It naturally speaks in stereotypes.
I understand that's how scientific data works. I just don't like it. People are unique individuals. Also, there isn't much if anything about how a male's spirit can control, influence, and otherwise affect these physical things that happen.
I know, that's not the book's purpose, so it wouldn't be appropriate. The natural influences are powerful. I understand that some natural things are essential to help perpetuate the species. Understanding them makes sense. I'm just not sure we should always let nature be in charge or that it should all and always be acceptable. Spirit can and should have a positive influence. I believe it's possible to overcome less desirable side effects of nature.
Since I didn't read every word, maybe I missed how to manage some of the troubling side effects of what's natural. My guess is it doesn't say much if anything about that. It isn't the point of the book. I just don't find the point helpful right now I guess. I may or may not try to read this again in the future. I probably won't. Aug 22, Pietro Condello rated it really liked it. Definitely recommend reading this alongside Brizendine's complimentary book "The Female Brain".
After reading both of these books, the notion that gender is a purely social construct will collapse under the weight of reasoned argument and biological fact. Between the two, the inherent neurological and hormonal differences between the sexes is examined, and explains why each gender is statistically more likely to exhibit certain traits and behaviours at various stages of life.
The downside to thi Definitely recommend reading this alongside Brizendine's complimentary book "The Female Brain". I considered this as well, and concluded that while that is a tempting and easy proposition, it is simply wrong.
I'm glad I read this one, but it's left me wondering, yet again, if my upbringing by a single-parent father completely re-shaped my brain. I definitely think and perceive more like a man and I live with someone who was raised by women and fits that brain model better than I do.
Where's the line? Or is it all merely perception? Hormones definitely drive behavior, but I had to learn how not to cry like any other boy. So, I don't know. Several parts of both books resonate with me and explain some o I'm glad I read this one, but it's left me wondering, yet again, if my upbringing by a single-parent father completely re-shaped my brain. Several parts of both books resonate with me and explain some of the tensions and miscommunications between my partner and I, but I can see why other people think it's essentialist hogwash.
A logical and scientific decryption of the mysterious characteristics of male-kind. Finally, a fact-based behind-the-scenes peek of what exactly DOES go on in that thick skull, and why. Surprising, empowering and reassuring. May 23, AnnARegina Enyedi rated it it was amazing. Why am I not allowed to give 6 or more stars??? And now I'm closer to fully understanding men. Mar 21, Joya Cousin rated it really liked it Shelves: female-author , non-fiction , science.
This was an interesting quick read with a few points is never been introduced to before. I was particularly entertained by the parts about genetic monogamy and voles.
Jul 19, Dania F rated it it was ok. I liked parts of the book, but find that the author oversimplifies her sentences that involve statistics a lot and sometimes seems to ignore socialisation influences. But overall it is an easy read good for laymen and women. Aug 19, Mark rated it liked it. Seems odd, since I've GOT one brain that is and presumptively would have less to learn.
However, I feel Brizendine's a better author than she was while writing the other, and cuts loose a little more, so it's more fun to read. There is more of a case study approach, which can feel padded with fluff to me, in books of this sort. But not this time. Perhaps because it's short and, a bit like Sperm Wars , takes the topic of sexuality head on, it seemed more pithy than it otherwise might've.
There was no doubt that Ryan and Nicole were in sync. What would keep them that way? That's obvious enough to half of us. The other half should read the book, just as I needed to read " The Female Brain " I can only hope I read carefully enough!
May 08, Tamra rated it it was ok. It was o. There was some informative info but for the most part most of it was pretty obvious. She wrote as if men are men and they can't help it. They have no self control. They have to cheat. They have to fight. They have to be selfish. No mention that perhaps men can control themselves. Maybe they can use mind over matter an O. Maybe they can use mind over matter and not capitulate to every carnal, selfish, desire.
Aren't we all hear to be tested? To better ourselves? Her book just reminded me of one long commercial where the men are stupid and the women rule the world while the men sit around like worthless, bumbling idiots. I have more faith in men. There are so many great, hard working, self controlled, honest men. Ahhhhh, I'm not expressing myself very well here. Oct 04, Cheryl rated it it was ok Shelves: audiobooked. I wanted to find something eye-opening or enlightening in this book.
Instead, what I found was a narrow view of the stereotypical man told through anecdotes that read like a cheesy romance novel. At one point, the author explicitly stated that a man couldn't help looking at a woman's breasts; sor I wanted to find something eye-opening or enlightening in this book. At one point, the author explicitly stated that a man couldn't help looking at a woman's breasts; sorry, but that's just ridiculous.
Yes, our hormones and other subconscious aspects of our brain have an effect, but we're not the monkeys of the studies she cited; we're humans with consciousness, reason, morals and at least a little self-control.
I also felt that a lot of the information presented was skewed to a Western perspective. It would have been interesting to learn about how the traits of the male brain present themselves in different cultures and societies. May 26, Kater Cheek rated it liked it. I enjoyed this book.
It isn't groundbreaking, in that a lot of what it says comes as no surprise to women fact: young men really do think about sex 24 x 7 but it's easy to read and has illustrative anecdotes. The most illuminating parts were the ones that described baby boys and teenage boys.
I'd recommend it especially to those who have sons they don't understand. Redit: I just re-read this book, five years later, having completely forgotten that I ever read it. I guess it's rather illustrative I enjoyed this book. I guess it's rather illustrative of how little it stuck in my brain. My review stands. Kind of interesting, but a little light on meaningful content. Most important takeaway I'll never use: baby boys like mobiles more than baby girls do.
Also, I was startled to recognize myself in the description of pre-puberty boys. I guess I really was a tomboy. Sep 03, Juliet rated it liked it. Toddler boys are wired to run around. Did you know that teen boys find their mother's smell to be disgusting? So while I listened to this book, I think it would be better in read visually rather than listened to.
I may actually borrow a paper version from the library to reinforce what I learned. Lots going on today, so I feel my brain cannot recall all of the good information in this book.
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