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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (352 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jena Pincott Narrator: Laural Merlingto Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Cosmopolitan meets Scientific American in this entertaining and informative question-and-answer book on human attraction. Based on the latest studies in science, Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes? answers more than 100 wild, weird, and very pressing questions, including:

  • Why do some men smell better to you than others?
  • Are good dancers also good in bed?
  • Why are more women than men bisexual?
  • Can your genes make you adulterous?
  • What can you tell about your date by looking at his or her hands?
  • Why aren’t there more male muses?
  • Why do blondes seem to attract the most attention from men?

All of these questions have answers that are based in science, and author Jena Pincott explains the reasons for love and attraction, and to what extent our dating and mating lives are controlled by urges and instincts. Organized into three sections, Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes? provides useful, funny, and accessible answers to these questions.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Witty, captivating, scientifically sound, and great fun. Every curious man and woman will love this book.”

    Louann Brizendine, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Female Brain

  • “Playfully written.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This book puts together a tremendous amount of potentially useful information in a well-written, entertaining, and easy-to-understand format.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melissa | 2/9/2014

    " Very entertaining. Even tough there are a lot of details and scientific fact, it doesn't read like a science book, the author uses humor to make this a very enjoyable read. It makes a great coffee table book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andy | 2/5/2014

    " I am fascinated with behavioral economics, stimulated by Malcolm Gladwell and Dan Ariely's excellent contributions. This book continues the discussion from yet another viewpoint. It is not as scientifically written as the others but is very accessible and compelling. There are several revelations not found elsewhere. If you're interested in what drives human behavior and decision-making, this is a fine read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ann | 1/22/2014

    " Mildly amusing, but definitely the People magazine version of science writing. Instead of taking one topic and researching it in depth, as Mary Roach does, this author glosses over a myriad of topics related to sex, love, and attraction. Each one gets at most 2 pages and every entry ends with a "funny" quip. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melody | 1/22/2014

    " It was an interesting exploration of human attraction. I enjoyed it but I'm about 20 years older than the target audience- most of the Q&A was skewed toward those who haven't yet bred. A little fluffy, which fact was telegraphed by the purple type throughout. But fun. Worth a look, especially if you're twenty-something. "

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About the Author
Author Jena Pincott

Jena Pincott has a background in biology and was once a production assistant for science documentaries at PBS. She is a former senior editor at Random House and the author of Success: Advice for Achieving Your Goals from Remarkably Accomplished People and Healing: Advice for Recovering Your Strength and Spirit from the World’s Most Famous Survivors. She lives in New York City.