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Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?: Bodies, Behavior, and Brains--The Science Behind Sex, Love, & Attraction Paperback – September 29, 2009
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“Answers around 100 questions we’ve all wondered about or asked…. A tremendous amount of potentially useful information in a well-written, entertaining, and easy-to-understand format.”—Library Journal
“Playfully written scientific anecdotes.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review
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More About the Author
Jena has a background in biology. Formerly a senior editor at Random House, she blogs at Psychology Today and Huffington Post. She also writes science fiction.
Jena lives in New York City with her husband, Peter, and two young daughters.
Read her blog at www.jenapincott.com
Top Customer Reviews
make great fodder for provocative conversations with friends and
boyfriends. Some of the ones I loved: are "Is a meat-heavy diet a turn-
pff? Why do roller coaster rides and other thrills make people
lustful? What smells have been found to turn people on? How do the
seasons affect your love life?" It's funny, charming, and well--
written. What I like about it is that it's not heavy and dull like
most science books, but there are sources if you want to go back to
the research behind the author's findings. I'd call it a cross
between a science book and the best of Cosmo. Highly recommended for
women who are looking for a new view on love and dating.
The writer also has a very good blog, for those of you who are interested in the topic of evolutionary biology, that she updates quite frequently. It's featured on Amazon's site, but you can view it off her website directly - as there are new studies coming out almost daily: [...]
I learned a surprising amount of evolutionary biology and psychology from this book!
But it kept falling into the realm of an advice column, or as someone else noted, seemed like it could have been written for Cosmopolitan Magazine. While it didn't seem to profess being written for women, there seemed to be a lot of places where it came down to... "Girls, if you're looking for a mate, try this." And it is addressed to women, not an inclusive audience of women and men. The audience is addressed specifically by gender. I felt a little like I was a sneaky interloper in a "how to" book for women.
Some interesting commentary on how women and men differ on the biological and behavior levels. Different signals that might attract, repel, or otherwise communicate between the sexes, and examples of how those compare with similar modes of communication among other members of the animal kingdom.
But after a while, I started to feel like it was dragging on. The references to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging to see what part of the brain reacted to these images, or those concepts, or this aroma all started to run together. So did the repetitive role of oxytocin (the cuddle hormone) or plasma levels of testosterone and estrogen in so many descriptions of how and why we do what we do when interacting with another person.
Much of the human behavioral pattern description was interesting. I guess for me, it just got bogged down.Read more ›
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Very fun very informative read. I appreciate the way Jena Pincott was able to make everything both scientific and playful at the same time.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
As a senior psychology major, I am pretty careful about purchasing popular psychology books, but this was a great find. Read morePublished on June 22, 2013 by Jill S.
Theres so much to learn and everyone is fascinated with sex and "getting sex" this book gives you the pure facts. Read morePublished on October 16, 2012 by Stefane
This book answers questions about attraction and the human body that you didn't even know you had and backs it up with research. My copy also came in great condition. Read morePublished on August 21, 2012 by Jessica
Let me just start off this review by saying that I'm in a junior in high school and I'm a guy. Overall, this book was pretty solid - a lot of questions about what makes people... Read morePublished on July 16, 2011 by customer
Jena Pincott's book is collection of short essays on sex and biology. While clearly intended for the casual lay reader, Pincott does include a list of references by chapter. Read morePublished on February 24, 2010 by Ompus
Lots of science, very cleverly written and chuckle-inducing at times. This book explained a LOT to me that had previously been a mystery. Read morePublished on July 22, 2009 by Kelly