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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (293 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Jones Narrator: Daniel Jones, Manny Howard, Cathi Hanauer Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2004 ISBN:
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Turns out that The Bitch In the House was only half the story. Daniel Jones, husband of Cathi Hanauer, has rallied the men for the literary equivalent of The Full Monty, in which a group of thoughtful, passionate, and often hilarious men lay it bare when it comes to their wives and girlfriends, their hopes and fears. Many of these husbands and fathers contemplate aspects of their personal lives they've never before revealed, kicking open the door on their marriages and sex lives, their fathering and domestic conflicts, their most intimate relationships and situations.

Despite more power and choices than ever before, women are still angry. In this collection, women speak boldly and passionately about choices they've made (about sex, children, love, and work) and explore what's working and what is not. As celebratory as they are critical, these brilliant essays reflect the truth about life.

Powerful, heartfelt and irreverent, this is a bold, unprecedented glimpse into the glaring truths of modern relationships.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tori | 2/11/2014

    " I was looking forward to reading this book because I really like Bitch in the House and I was looking forward to hearing the male perspective. I found this book depressing. Also, I think because the essays are all written by writers I am not sure if it relates much to the typical male - like you are just getting the perspective of men who are all writers rathern than a bigger cross section of men. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissy | 2/10/2014

    " Hits the nail on the head in describing the conflict many of us feel between strong, independent and equal women and modern man. Says what sometimes is thought and not spoken. My husband and I still quote several lines from the book in reference to certain actions we do. Takes a fairly honest approach of not bashing either gender completely. Very funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 2/9/2014

    " I felt that I could relate to the women's version of this book but still really enjoyed it. I thought that the final story- "Father of the Year" was one of the best. A great way to end the book. It was really poignant and honest. The best stories of the book were the ones that were the honest and forthcoming unconventional tales. Some of the stories tended to drone on about how they were nagged by their wives and how they became a bit passive aggressive about it. All in all, a good read...thanks for sharing, guys. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nina | 2/3/2014

    " I didn't actually finish this book because I just couldn't get into it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Xochitl | 2/3/2014

    " worked hard to enjoy it... few essays made sense to me, "My life as a Housewife", "Chivalry on Ice".. some others were interesting althogh foreign to my reality "Confessions of a Boy Toy" "my Marriage, My affairs-His Story", "The Hole in the Window", "She didn't want a S.N.A.G; she wanted me". Definitely disagree with the wife's role in "My list of Chores" or "Father of the year" not all of us women are like that. I want to understand how is it scheduling and alternating a "week of hell" for the couple in "Ward and June R Us" works for them, at home, if my husband is sitting at his computer and i'm struggling to run house and family by myself it becomes a real HELL. At the end, trying to make sense of this book, it'd be great if I could grab little pieces of each one of the men, the ones I liked, and put them together in one person... I know, impossible, but can't help to think about it. One thing that makes me uncomfortable after "reading" this book, it seems the more accomplished (professionally speaking, renowned) the person who wrote an essay is, the less clearer for me his essay was... not a good feeling indeed.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrianne | 1/18/2014

    " Such a great book. Every woman should read this book. It will help to understand what goes in men's mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liza | 1/14/2014

    " Not as satisfying as the Bitch in the House, but still interesting to hear the male point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/10/2014

    " The essays ranged from illuminating to instructional to depressing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riley | 12/23/2013

    " Python could have written some of these "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard Roberts | 11/27/2013

    " A good look from the prospectives of the authors of these short stories. Guy's might learn that they're not alone in their thoughts and deeds. The ladies might learn about some of the possibilities in their relationships with their own men. It's a good easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 9/19/2013

    " Very eye-opening; lots of hilarious but poignant insights into the role of the modern male in this gender-egalitarian age. It might (maybe) help me be nicer to my fiance, but he probably shouldn't hold his breath... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/10/2013

    " great read, kinda depressing though. so this is how men think? ugh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/5/2013

    " This book was edited by the husband of the author the Bitch in the House, entertaining and some parts can make you laugh out loud. But watch that you don't read something unseemly and then take it out on your husband or boyfriend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherrill | 4/25/2013

    " Some interesting stories from men regarding relationships. Worth skimming through if you're stuck at the airport or need some light reading in between real books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elyssa | 9/13/2012

    " The companion to The Bitch in the House; includes interesting essays by men. It is very informative and illustrates the confinement of traditional gender roles. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 12/17/2011

    " Yawn. Most of these essays said the same thing, and most of the men seemed pretty passive aggressive. The most memorable thing was the guy who's wife left him a to-do list every morning. I would have enjoyed having a perspective of some men other than New York writers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jo | 9/20/2011

    " Not as good as Bitch in the House - wasn't quite as well written or interesting. Some of the guys just came off as whiny, and I don't mean the ones who were actually more sensitive and articulate, I mean the ones who seemed like they were trying to be the most "manly" (their definition thereof). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Landismom | 8/21/2011

    " Not as good as "The Bitch in the House," in my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riley | 5/30/2011

    " Python could have written some of these "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 3/13/2011

    " Very eye-opening; lots of hilarious but poignant insights into the role of the modern male in this gender-egalitarian age. It might (maybe) help me be nicer to my fiance, but he probably shouldn't hold his breath... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrianne | 10/25/2010

    " Such a great book. Every woman should read this book. It will help to understand what goes in men's mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corey | 11/11/2009

    " nice addition to the arguments in Bitch in the House. It was interesting to see how helpless both sexes are to solve the dilemmas of parenting and working now. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 5/18/2009

    " Yawn. Most of these essays said the same thing, and most of the men seemed pretty passive aggressive. The most memorable thing was the guy who's wife left him a to-do list every morning. I would have enjoyed having a perspective of some men other than New York writers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liza | 1/18/2009

    " Not as satisfying as the Bitch in the House, but still interesting to hear the male point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 8/24/2008

    " The essays ranged from illuminating to instructional to depressing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherrill | 8/20/2008

    " Some interesting stories from men regarding relationships. Worth skimming through if you're stuck at the airport or need some light reading in between real books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/17/2008

    " The title tells all. This is a rebuttal book to "The Bitch in the House..." "

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