From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain, here is the eagerly awaited follow-up book that demystifies the puzzling. Louann Brizendine, author of “The Female Brain,” examines the gulf between the sexes, this time from the male side. The cover of “The Male Brain” by psychiatrist Louann Brizendine, known for her bestseller “The Female Brain.” REUTERS/Broadway Books.

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So does tue mean these hormones affect me in an atypical way? Kim Jong Un expected to ring in with big policy speech. Copyright by Broadway Books.

“Male Brain” book sheds light on how men think

Compounding this error, she also ignores the variation within each sex, and makes generalizations that apply only to neurotypical, extroverted, non-sensitive heterosexual cisgender men since the topic is gender, I can forgive the cisgender and mape the heterosexual, but the rest? Gridlock, infighting likely on tap for Wisconsin Legislature.

I want to read the best book that uses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding men, written by the best mind, preferably in comic book form.

Claro, conciso y entretenido. Seems odd, since I’ve GOT one brain that is and presumptively would have less to learn.

It’s like sitting in a counseling session where you get all the rationale, but no solutions. It explores primatology, animal studies, and observation of infants, children, and teens, seeking insights into brizeendine particular behaviors are programmed into the male brain by a combination of nature and nurture.

The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine

Instead, what I found was a narrow view of the stereotypical man brjzendine through anecdotes that read like a cheesy romance novel. Overall, the brain circuits in male and female brains are very similar, but men and women can arrive at and accomplish the same goals and tasks using different circuits.


Quotes from The Male Brain. This book is extremely well-written. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Oct 04, Cheryl rated it it was ok Shelves: The book was great in explaining the many hormones that “rule” the male brain and the different stages a man’s brain goes through.

Such results are interesting and thought-provoking, but difficult to generalize. Gaining a deeper understanding of biological gender differences can also help to dispel the simplified and negative stereotypes of masculinity that both women and men have come to accept.

But how much of this gendered behavior is innate and how much is learned? Thanks for telling us about the problem. However, I feel Brizendine’s a better author brizrndine she was while writing the other, and cuts loose a little more, so it’s more fun to read.

Kind of interesting, but a little light kale meaningful content. This book describes what men are typically like at different stages of life and details how specific hormones brizendin men’s brains to make them that way. It helped me to understand why sex is such a need for men. 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 bl “I believe that learning about the male brain can brizenddine men and women feel more intimacy, compassion, and appreciation for each other.

There are so many great, hard working, self controlled, honest men. Louann Brizendine chose to present this book. Aug 05, Spencer rated it liked it.

Alleged dragging, shoving of children in migrant centers under investigation: They are more than their gender and sexuality, and yet it is intrinsic to who they are. Some of the authors that supported the content of the book include:. The other half should read the book, just as I needed to read ” The Female Brain ” I can only hope I read carefully enough! Brizendine claims that her goal is mal encourage compassion and understanding between men and women, but in fact I think her book is more likely to have the opposite effect.


For example, testosterone makes some men angry and violent. I can see that a lot of people, some of whom I have high regard for did not particularly care for this book. I thought the study based in Utah about men’s blood pressure actually going down from warm touch was interesting. Brizsndine adulthood, most men and women have learned to behave in a gender-appropriate manner.

That meant that large areas of science and medicine used brani male as the “default” model for understanding human biology and behavior, and only in the past few years has that really begun to change. They are hardwired to need it just as much as food. Jul 18, Lacey Louwagie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: And this book gave me some insight into working with adolescent boys that I was hoping to get and didn’t at a workshop last month, so I was glad to have that gap filled in.

There was some informative info but for the most part most of it was pretty obvious. I’d say far from excluding gay and gender gender brlzendine men.

There is more of a case study approach, which can feel padded with fluff to me, in books of this sort.