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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (1 Mar. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752846191
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752846194
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Barbara and Allan Pease are among the world's leading communication and relationship experts and one of the most successful husband and wife teams in business today. They regularly appear on television around the globe and their 18 bestselling books have been translated into 54 languages, They are marketed in over 100 countries and have sold a staggering 27 million copies, worldwide. Barbara & Allan live with their youngest children in native Australia and travel to up to thirty countries a year giving seminars and conferences. They are parents to six children and have five grandchildren. Their perceptive yet light-hearted insights into relationships between men and women have resulted in millions of fans internationally, and as a result, they are in constant demand for public appearances everywhere.

Allan Pease

Allan Pease researches and studies selling, relationships and human communication. He teaches simple, field-tested skills and techniques that get results. And he delivers his message in a humorous way, which motivates people to want to use these ideas immediately.

In a highly entertaining, fast moving presentation, Allan takes you through powerful communication techniques and teaches you how to decode other people's behaviour - and what to do about it. He also reveals how to decode a wide range of subtle clues that appear in meetings, phone calls, negotiations and face-to-face encounters.

Known worldwide as "Mr Body Language", Allan's own record in the field of selling, motivating and training is equalled by few others. He is a born achiever, starting his career at age 10 selling rubber sponges door to door. At 17, he was the No.1 national salesman for a company selling bed linen and pots & pans. At 21, he was the youngest person ever to sell over $1,000,000 of life insurance in his first sales year.

He has addressed audiences in 65 countries, and his programs are used by businesses and
governments to teach powerful relationship skills. His messages are relevant to any area of life that involves winning people over and getting them to like you, co-operate, follow you or say 'yes'.

Allan - with co-author Barbara Pease - is one of the world's most successful non-fiction authors, writing 18 bestsellers including The Definitive Book of Body Language and Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps. His books have been translated into 54 languages and have sold over 27,000,000 copies. His television series and Number 1.Box Office Movie were watched by over 100 million viewers.

Barbara Pease

Barbara Pease is CEO of the Pease's immensely successful company, Pease International, which produces books, videos, training courses and seminars for business and governments worldwide. She is the co-author of the major best-selling books Why Men Don't Listen & Women Can't Read Maps, Why Men Don't Have A Clue & Women Always Need More Shoes and The Definitive Book of Body Language. She is Australia's biggest selling female non-fiction author, having published 10 #1 Bestsellers and sold over 27 million books.

Barbara was also a top salesperson who at age 22 broke through the million dollar ceiling selling advertising. She started her working life at the age of twelve as a catwalk model and entrepreneured her own modelling agency and listings magazine in her early twenties. She was one of the highest paid models of her time starring in commercials for Toyota, Sheraton Hotels and Coca-Cola.

Barbara has appeared on most major TV programmes in the UK and Europe, including 6 for BBC Science. She is co-author of the #1 European Box Office hit movie "Why Men Don't Listen & Women Can't Park Cars."

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"Let's look at the thoughts, attitudes, and emotions, as they're experienced, in their very different ways, by men and women". This is one of Allan Pease's chirpy gear-changes in this provocatively titled book. Then he begins to ruminate: men and women live in the same world, but they experience it as if they came from two different worlds. Boys like things, girls like people. Every boy wants to be in a gang, and wants a gun; every girl has her best friend, with whom she shares her secrets. Men want status and power, women want love. It's amazing, he concludes, that they can ever live together. Well, yes, and that living together is a pretty fraught business, though he doesn't seem keen to go too deeply into that: this psychology, with its frequent allusions to research and its jokey little dramatisations, is upbeat feelgood stuff, which is why it's made him such a fortune on three continents. "Listen to this!" he'll say, then on comes an Aussie squabble, the woman berating a husband whose grunts proclaim the fact that he's not listening. But to sell four million copies of a book about body language--in 33 different languages--means Pease and his wife Barbara must be getting something right. There are many scientifically-documented facts about the difference between the sexes, and Pease is selling them with a smile to an ever-growing public. You may be a contented member of that public, or you may find your hackles rising. It takes all sorts! Betty Tadman

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The classic international bestselling book. Allan and Barbara Pease spotlight the differences in the way men and women think.

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This book is a hilarious read which does not aim to solve a persons relationship- if you want that kind of book back away now and search for John Gray's Men are from mars books instead.

The basis of the book focuses on biological differences between the genders, showing why biological differences result in differing behaviour, abilities and actions of the different sexes. It is presented through the medium of scientific research, anecdotes and observations or surveys on human behaviour.

It firmly rests on the nature side of the nature Vs nurture debate and somebody reading this must realise that it will therefore be bias. There is very little point in tearing the book apart on this premise as it is stated at the beginning that the entirety of the book is such. It does not pretend to be anything other.

People who do tear this book apart based on research must also remember that ALL research is bias in favour of a certain out come- therefore for every bit of research that proves one thing there will be equally research supporting the opposite. All this book is doing is using research supporting a specific research- similar to most other books, papers, theorists, theories etc. in the world. IT IS A PERSPECTIVE.

Hope this is of some help.
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80 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Ibanezzer on 23 April 2002
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Forget Men are from Mars - this is what you really want to / need to know. It will not only help you understand your own and your partner's behaviour, but will give you endless hours of conversation and debate next time you're in the pub! It's not one of those boring, dull relationship books, and does not set out to prove one sex is better than the other - merely that both sexes are different, despite modern society and political correctness trying to suggest that we are more similar than we really are. In fact, according to the book, it will take evolution a million years to catch up with moden society!
Having endured a few jibes from my male friends for reading a 'bird's book', they have now seen their girlfriends reading it after my recommendation and are now reading the book themselves! I must have sold dozens of copies of this book just by talking about it with people!
It's easy to read, addictive and humourous. I guarantee that you won't have another conversation with a member of the opposite sex without thinking about this book!
Buy it and read it NOW!!!
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By C. M. Perkins on 4 Jan. 2003
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I found this book fascinating, and my wife (I think) enjoyed the long excerpts she was subjected to as I read aloud to explain aspects of my behaviour to her.
Initially, some of the Pease's assertions sound just like gender stereotypes - then there is the compelling explanation of why we behave in this way based on the latest research into the brain.
We're just wired differently. "Men don't listen" because our brains only have one speech centre (women have two); and "women can't read maps" because their sense of spatial awareness is not as developed as a man's (in most cases).
The challenge for all of us is to use this knowledge not to reinforce gender stereotypes, but to compensate for genuine, physical differences in our brain wiring by modifying our behaviour. If we do, we will each be better understood by the opposite sex and have more meaningful, fulfilling relationships.
Despite the above paragraph, this book is not a dry, boring scientific research paper; it is a hugely entertaining and enlightening read. Packed with anecdotes, many of them about Barbara and Allan's own misunderstandings between each other, it is very readable.
Buy this book if you'd like some insights into how to improve personal relationships with the opposite sex; how to get along better with 'difficult' men/women at work; or if you'd like to educate your children (of any age) as to how they can more successfully interact with others.
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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Mar. 2001
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Have you thrown plates in frustration, threatened divorce, murder or even leaving the planet? If so read one of the most perceptive books of the millenium. We all agree that men and women are different but now you can find the real reasons why men can't communicate as women do and why women do perfectly logical things that they understand but men find confusing and frustrating.
This book looks at the myths of communication and relationships and using the evidence of scientific research proves that the sexes are made biologically different.
It was once thought that babies came into the world like a blank book and it was experience, parental influence and nurturing that influenced how that person would develop but this book very graphically shows that we arrive, like a computer, pre- programmed with ideas,instincts and abilities that date back to cave man days when women were "nest defenders" and men were " lunch chasers". Thousands of years have past since these primative beginnings, life has moved on, men and womens lives have changed and many roles are now reversed, but the people have basically not moved on at all. Our expectations are so different and now more than at any other period in time the rate of divorce and relationship breakdown is at an all time high. This book will change how you see the opposite sex,show you how to handle the differences and be more tolerant and at peace with husbands and wives, sons and daughters. This book should be included in the National curriculum for years 12 - 17. I would guarantee that in 10 years the rate of divorce would begin to decrease.
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