"A quick glance at both title and jacket leads one to believe this book is all about sex. It's not. It is infinitely more interesting.
......Verdict: It's ancestry, animals, obesity and sex. The writing is funny and reader friendly and you'll be busting to quote it at the dinner table. You must read it. "- The Cairns Post
"an engaging and at times very funny crash course in how human evolutionary history and socioeconomics have combined forces to create some of the most vexing issues faced by humans today."
"brings potentially dry theory to life with the drama of humanity: love, sex, family--and rock & roll."
-Evolution & Human Behaviour
“[Brooks] is at his best when he warns about the global political consequences of dramatically unequal sex ratios found among the poorest and most populated Asian countries.”―Publishers Weekly
“This is a startling insight into the relevance of evolutionary biology to our society and cultures.”―COSMOS Magazine
“It’s good fun, and a reminder that while Homo sapiens possesses a big cerebral cortex we also drag around a genetic legacy kick-started by our ancestors’ decision to climb down from trees, arguably the first of many bad evolutionary moves.”―The Australian
“A sublime piece of popular science.” ―The Sydney Morning Herald
“A dazzling tour of the hidden logic behind modern life.” (Baba Brinkman, creator of The Rap Guide to Evolution)|“In this engaging and witty book, biologist Rob Brooks shows how human nature interacts with social and economic conditions to explain some of the most troubling aspects of modern human life. . . . A must-read for the evo-curious.” (Geoffrey Miller, author of The Mating Mind and Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior)