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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,277 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louann Brizendine, M.D. Louann Brizendine Narrator: Louann Brizendine Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9780739357538
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Every brain begins as a female brain. It only becomes male eight weeks after conception, when excess testosterone shrinks the communications center, reduces the hearing cortex, and makes the part of the brain that processes sex twice as large. 

Louann Brizendine, M.D. is a pioneering neuropsychiatrist who brings together the latest findings to show how the unique structure of the female brain determines how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and whom they’ll love. Brizendine reveals the neurological explanations behind why 

• A woman remembers fights that a man insists never happened 

• A teen girl is so obsessed with her looks and talking on the phone

• Thoughts about sex enter a woman’s brain once every couple of days but enter a man’s brain about once every minute 

• A woman knows what people are feeling, while a man can’t spot an emotion unless somebody cries or threatens bodily harm

• A woman over 50 is more likely to initiate divorce than a man

Women will come away from this book knowing that they have a lean, mean communicating machine. Men will develop a serious case of brain envy.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 2/17/2014

    " Interesting, but not as revelatory as the Female Brain. Also, she seemed to think that viewing porn was the norm for all men. I have to disagree. Widespread use does not equal the standard of normal behavior. This book is extremely well referenced. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brigid | 2/14/2014

    " No footnotes annotated for a research book?? I was skeptical, but kept plugging away at it. Nope, it didn't get better. The author has quite a different, and limited, definition of "manhood" than me. I feel like she's caught in a Republican time warp where all the research defines boy colors and toys and behavior versus girl colors and toys and behavior. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 1/27/2014

    " The author is probably and accomplished neuroscientist, but the anecdotes she provides are stereotypical. Just goes to show how one's experiences and expectations can shape the way they interpret, and then convey, scientific findings and medical research. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pepper Lancaster | 1/17/2014

    " I think every parent should read this book. It gave me great insight into those people who act in a stereotypical manner. I would recommend you also read The Female Brain for more perspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyson | 1/16/2014

    " I enjoyed this book and it will help me understand the men in my life better but I think it seemed like a much simpler version than "The Female Brain" and it made me wonder if it was more heavily edited or if she wasn't going as in depth because men are not her specialty so to speak. I just find myself wondering, "that's it?" Hey, if that's all there is to it then lucky me. I'd like to read something on the subject by a male author before I make that hasty judgment though. Still well worth the read. And it was a quick read. 135 pages and the rest is notes/bibliography. And the font size is pretty big. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Reza Putra | 1/15/2014

    " Gaya bahasanya sederhana, begitupun informasi (baru)nya. Seperti membaca versi kebalikan dari "The Female Brain" tanpa proses penyuntingan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Johnson | 1/14/2014

    " An interesting read, informative about both the male and female brains. Sometimes repetitive, sometimes ambling. Definitely written for the general, not the professional reader, heavy on the anecdotes, excellent on the science without being overly technical. In fact, I wanted a bit more on the technical side. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 N | 1/6/2014

    " A must read for women!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 1/3/2014

    " I didn't think this was as good as The Female Brain, but it is worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 yamtsai | 1/2/2014

    " the male counterpart to the female brain, insightful x2, though personally not as resonating as "the female brain" (duh)... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 12/29/2013

    " Interesting book--I learned a lot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine Morrison | 12/18/2013

    " A really amazing book concerning male psychology. I would also get the book "The Female Brain" by the same author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 7/19/2013

    " I loved it. It really helped me understand my husband. I also loved the female brain especially menopause great information I will need in a few years! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria E | 7/1/2013

    " Interesting to read and somewhat disturbing to think that no matter how much I may teach my son to respect women, his better judgment may be clouded by his brain and nether regions! Ack! I think I'll treat this book as entertainment and not a real gauge of what my husband and son really think about. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany | 6/5/2013

    " No where near as interesting as her companion book, The Female Brain. It lacked the heart she had writing the first book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Viktorija | 3/19/2013

    " Citations are interesting, everything else is just random useless dribble. It's not worth it, unless you're looking for a very light read that confirms everything you already know intuitively. Maybe I expected too much from this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 2/8/2013

    " Soooooooo interesting. I definitely learned a lot and can be more understanding now and get less frustrated :) loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maren | 12/12/2012

    " Ok, I didn't actually read the entire book. (I had to return it to the library.) It is a lot like the Female Brain, I think it has a lot of great food for thought, but once you get the general idea of the book, the details are not so important. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margot | 12/7/2012

    " WEAK in comparison to the female brain. Breezed through it, finished it thinking 'That's it?'. I feel as though the author was pushed into writing a sequel for the sake of writing a sequel. Very information-light. Kinda boring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irockpinkngreen | 9/19/2012

    " Not as insightful as I'd hoped, nor was it engaging. It's not bad, but I wouldn't recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jlccharles | 9/18/2011

    " Pretty darn interesting, and helpful, since I have all these boys! I admit, I liked the female brain a wee bit more, but they're both interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 7/22/2011

    " A developmental account of the neurology behind "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawna | 5/17/2011

    " Not a whole lot of new information for me here . . . I caught myself thinking "DUH" many times while reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colleen | 5/9/2011

    " Read it for a book club. It probably was a better book than I gave it stars for, it just isn't the type of book I enjoy. Some things were interesting but it was a struggle to get through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ajigoen | 5/4/2011

    " buku manual untuk bisa lebih memahami wanita. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenbren13 | 4/30/2011

    " I LOVED this book. It was informative, interesting, and made me laugh.... a lot! Great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 4/16/2011

    " Loved this...and was frustrated by this. Very informative for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taren | 3/28/2011

    " Interesting... but a lot of critics labeled it opinion, not scientific fact. Which would be fine, except for the fact that she pretty much claims it's all scientific fact. Should I say fact one more time? Fact. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clay | 3/26/2011

    " Interesting read. For how academic the material is, Brizendine does a nice job of keeping things moving and keeping it interesting. Since I have a wife and a daughter, there was some valuable insights and reminders in here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 3/3/2011

    " Very interesting. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I didn't have pregnancy jello brain. As it is, following it was a little difficult for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 3/2/2011

    " Facsinating and informative! I would have more patient examples, but I learned so much from this book? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/27/2011

    " This is the counterpoint to the male brain. Both books distill complex biology into very easy to comprehend ideas about what makes a female or male..well, female or male. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 2/26/2011

    " I thought it was informative and true to form for women . "

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