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Men Are Clams, Women Are Crowbars: Understand Your Differences and Make Them Work Paperback – January 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated (January 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158660726X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586607265
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,204,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

This entertaining, practical humorous, and distinctively Christian look at the differences between the sexes offers solution to men and women who want to successfully bridge the gender gap. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

DAVID CLARKE is a Christian psychologist at a private practice in Florida and also leads seminars on emotional well-being, building relationships, and parenting skills. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a Master's degree in biblical studies fro

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It helped us understand eachother better and make some time to spend with eachother.
A. Van Hooser
I haven't read this book yet, but I really enjoy the author and know this book will be very informative to men and women.
Beverly E Montgomery
"Men are Clams, Women are Crowbars" really helped me to understand the men in my life better.
Ashley Zimmer

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Zimmer on December 20, 2003
David Clarke does an amazing job at humorously, yet informatively describing the differences between men and women in "Men are Clams, Women are Crowbars." Clarke uses an informal style that helps the reader to feel comfortable while learning about problems that he or she has in opposite sex relationships. Clarke uses rhetorical questions, metaphors, and allusions to make this self-help book fun and interesting to read. With comparisons of men and women using "I Love Lucy", male lions, and the Bible, the author produces a comical, yet practical approach to understanding men and women's differences and making them work. And in rhetorically speaking of the lion, Clarke says, "He is the leader to be admired and respected. Or is he"(59)? I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to all couples, even those not married or engaged. "Men are Clams, Women are Crowbars" really helped me to understand the men in my life better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CO Cari on February 21, 2011
I absolutely love this book! I have it highlighted and re-read it all the time. It does a great job of pointing out the differences and gives practical solutions to try. It's very enlightening and it's got a Christian spin, which I love. I really don't think you will be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Van Hooser on November 22, 2009
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My husband and I read this when we were first married and enjoyed it. It helped us understand eachother better and make some time to spend with eachother.
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If you are more into metaphysics and spirituality, like me, you'll have to get passed all the scripture passages. David Clarke has a wonderful sense of humor and very valid points for keeping committed relationships strong and healthy. I would recommend this book to everyone who wishes to have a real, loving relationship that grows stronger with time as opposed to letting it wither up and die like a moldy old prune.
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it was so amazing to read the first few pages and know this book was speaking right to me. i truly believe couples will find this book enlightening as it really helps us realize how different the sexes are and how we communicate and react to one another. all of the information and tips are backed by Christian scripture and principles.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard G. Gitschlag on September 8, 2006
I am still reading this book, and want to post a few thoughts.

The basic thoughts about the differences between the way men and women think and respond are good, but Dr. Clarke's presentation seems to need some maturing and developing. There are humorous ways of presenting his basic ideas (men DO have clam-like ways to respond to a woman's probing, women tend to keep on prying when the man has clammed-up), but they come across as being too flippant. His writings sometimes fall into "Do what I recommend, and your marriage will work as promised." Real life and real people do not always work that way. One partner can do everything right, and their partner just may not respond in a positive way. They may, but there is no guarantee.

I am going to finish the book, looking for useful ideas (there are several), but so far, I am somewhat disappointed. I think Clarke's writings should be updated when he has an additional 20 years or so of experience to temper his enthusiasm with some hard knocks of real life.
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