A four-year-old could tell you that men and women are not the same, but even adults struggle to explain why. That is where Why Men Never Remember and Women Never Forget steps in. Citing a plethora of recent research, Marianne J. Legato sets out to describe why men and women vary so widely in their reactions and thoughts. In so doing, she hopes that readers will grasp the science of our biochemically controlled brains and, in light of it, seek to limit discord between men and women in the home and workplace. A tool kit to fix the male-female communication conundrum is an admirable goal, but one that Legato does not quite achieve. Although the science behind our divergent brains provides mini-epiphanies, the focus of the book gets lost in its mix of memoir, guidance and concrete science. The information to help the sexes get along better shows up occasionally, as in a brief reference to a mother who employs what she now knows about the male brain to fi ght less with her teenage son. Still, there are a lot of diversions along the way. One distraction is the decidedly female vantage point taken. Legato, a champion of rectifying medicines lapse in female-focused research, is a doctor who founded Columbia Universitys Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine, where the word "gender" might as well be "female." For a book trying to bridge knowledge gaps, Legato represents the male world in strikingly few instances. The skewed view may arise from trying to force the theme of "the sexes are from different planets." Legato might have better served the reader by explaining how sex-based brain revelations can affect our liveshow doctors could provide better health care when it is geared toward each sex, how teacher could optimize student learning by tailoring their approaches, and, yes, why women in the bedroom need not be offended if their male partners do not necessarily want to cuddle. Despite missing the opportunity to explore the future relevance of gender brain science, the book does offer a fair amount of enlightening information. Although Legato does not provide that much guidance for how to use our new awareness, a thinking person can start to figure it out. And whether you are male or female, isnt that what our brains are for?
Sarah Todd Davidson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A big bunch of pseudoscience and anecdotal touchy feely storytelling by an author who wants to use society to change men's neural pathways to be more feminine. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
This was one of the first books I read about the differences between men and women, and it had some really good insight. Read morePublished 7 months ago by LDU-NYC
Marianne Legato, an expert on gender specific medicine, writes how men and women's biological differences account for some psychological differences. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Leon Czikowsky
Just read it! The title alone had me convinced. Our brains are wired differently.Published 12 months ago by Sharon B.
Comprehensive and thorough, I enjoyed the author's viewpoint and voice in this book. I read it for research and found much information that I could use. Thanks for a great book!Published 17 months ago by Dr. Kitty Bickford
This will be a gift to my grand-daughter, to understand that men and women are different in attitude about a lot of things,
and learn hope to deal with the differences.
I would not be able to recommend this book. Seems like this book was written by a feminist who was looking for evidence to prove some of today's progressive misconceptions-
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