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-- Louann Brizendine, M.D., author of The Female Brain
"Pinker crafts a biologically based and sure-to-be-controversial examination of sex differences between "fragile men" and gifted women who opt out of successful careers. A valuable demonstration of how discounting biology during the last 40 years has done a disservice, especially to men."
"In this marvelous book, Susan Pinker presents a fascinating analysis of "the gender gap," introducing a continuous flow of exciting ideas and new insights into old problems and controversies. It's a pleasure to read a book that is so informative and entertaining about a complex topic that is rarely examined, as it is here, from all points of view."
-- Ron Melzack, E.P. Taylor Professor Emeritus, in the Department of Psychology, McGill University
"All these many years of running a business, I thought I was an anomaly. Susan Pinker's work has grounded my intuitions in reality: a woman's success is going to knock the spiritual stuffing right out of her if she tries to come at it from traditional angles. Instead she must invent a workplace that not only provides food for the table but gives social and emotional meaning to her life. Susan Pinker helps you understand that it's not you that's crazy, it's the system."
-- Margot Franssen, social activist and co-founder of The Body Shop Canada
"The Sexual Paradox highlights some central puzzles about exceptional men and women. Why did Einstein never complete his PhD? Or Cavendish, Farraday, Darwin, and Bill Gates never complete their degrees or even drop out of university? And why do high-flying business women not behave like their male counterparts? Susan Pinker's wide-ranging look at the nature of the sexes is a highly readable and welcome contribution to this perennial debate."
-- Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Cambridge University, author of The Essential Difference
"Susan Pinker's The Sexual Paradox is meticulously researched, brilliantly argued and thoroughly persuasive. It moves the debate over sex differences to a new level of sophistication."
-- Christina Hoff Sommers, author of Who Stole Feminism? and The War Against Boys
"Presented with flair, sensitivity, and determination, Pinker's penetrating conclusions shed important new light on how gender differences affect every strata of contemporary existence."
I loved this book! Pinker gathers examples of what she calls "extreme men" in order to highlight some of the many differences between men and women. Read morePublished on May 23, 2012 by Deborah L. Ruf
My professor assigned this book for my Psychology of Women class. It WAS informative, and the authors painted a pretty clear picture on their opinion of the influence society... Read morePublished on March 5, 2012 by Shay
I did not understand what she wanted to say in this book. While claiming she is not a sexist, she cites reaserach data showing gender differences, describing women who chose to... Read morePublished on December 31, 2010 by Izolde
This is an extraordinary book, engagingly written, well argued, and well documented with a mass of research, especially from neuroscience. Read morePublished on July 17, 2010 by Paul Adams
This is one of those books touting much research and assembling it in arguments that don't really hold up. Read morePublished on July 4, 2010 by Chloe
This book is written well and the author has put in the due effort to try to make the case that women, because of biological differences, may not be interested in the rat race... Read morePublished on April 14, 2010 by J. Mathews
I loved this book! Pinker presents fascinating information in a way that is very engaging and keeps you wanting to read more. Read morePublished on August 15, 2009 by Shauna J. Lazarus
Pinker provides some fascinating studies that contradict a lot of what I learned as a Sociology major in college; that sex based differences in job preferences and other behavior... Read morePublished on January 15, 2009 by mysticaltyger