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Why Men Lie and Women Cry
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 29 August 2006
Its so predictable - feminists on here saying this is sexist - as they repeatedly say in the book *they are generalising*!!! If you read it you will know that.

The fact is men and women ARE VERY DIFFERENT - lets recognise that - as they say one gender isnt -better- we both have advantages and disadvantages in the genes - though buring our head in the sand and pretending we are identical is not a good option if you ask me.

Id rather embrace reality - and this book is backed with hard scientific fact. Can help anyone - specially in terms of relating to the opposite sex.

Buy it today.
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56 of 59 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 21 October 2002
Although this book is billed as a sequel to "Why men don't listen and women can't read maps" it is really just a revised edition. In itself that is no bad thing. The quirky "it's all down to the cave men" style of the original is not to everyone's taste and there is a smattering of new material but that is all.
The authors' basic premise is this: "Men and women are different, it's all in the genes." They illustrate this idea with a lot of witty examples and draw conclusions as to how men and women should relate to and deal with the opposite sex.
The book is very readable and if you have not read the "Listen-Maps" book, it is well worth reading. If you have read the earlier book then you should only get this if you really must have the latest edition.
Having said that, I have some doubts about the bona fides of authors who update their existing work and try to package it as entirely new.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
on 9 October 2002
Having read their first book "Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps" I was keen to find out what else they could write on the differences between men and women. The answer - lots! This book is funny and light hearted, yet at the same time it does take on the basic scientific reasons behind why the sexes are so different.
My fiance calls these books 'The Instruction Manuals' and kept asking me what I was reading about as I laughed my way through it. The part about why men don't like shopping was such an insight! As for the section about what happens to men when they retire - I forced my mum to read the whole chapter! This makes this book a must for any woman living with a retired husband who suddenly discovers his wife has been doing the shopping and housework all wrong for the last 40 years!
My only request would be for the authors' next book to delve deeper into the scientific bits, at times its too simplified to the point of being almost condescending.
However, it looks like I will have to buy multiple copies of this one too, since it will be on permanent loan to one of my friends.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 17 March 2004
This is the 2nd book by the authors who specialise in Human Relations and Body Language.
The book continues to explain the differences between men and women. It's easy to read and has lots of funny antedotes as well as some cools facts and snippets of information.
Did you know that 23% of all photocopier faults world wide are caused by people sitting on them to photocopy their buttocks? Amazing!!
It also has some good practical advice which at times can feel a little glib. The chapter on how to tell when someone is telling a lie is brilliant/
Overall an good easy read.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 29 January 2007
Warning - Allan & Barbara Pease have released a new book with a different title and it is exactly the same book inside. It's called "Why men don't have a clue and women always need more shoes". It is an excellent book and I would recommend it to anyone. Buy the cheaper of the two though and do your finances a favour as well as your relationships!
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Following on from their previous similar book Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps this book takes a further look at men and women and relationship issues.

As well as the issues in the title, other topics covered include; nagging, things men do that drive women insane, secret point systems, mysteries about men, secret ways with words, sex appeal tests, retirement, etc.

Having read their other book The Definitive Guide to Body Language and thinking that was great, I had high hopes for Why Men Lie. I’ve not read Why Men Don’t Listen but after reading this follow on, unfortunately I don’t think I’ll bother.

I admit I was expecting more body language, so discovering almost none was disappointing. It also got my back up from the very first section, about nagging, which seemed very patronizing towards women. Even on the sections discussing men’s traits there were sneaky digs at women, almost like it was our fault men acted that way. Perhaps I’m being over-sensitive but I’m not totally sure who this book is actually aimed at. If women, good luck with that!

There were far too many references to the first book. Which by the way, I’m a woman and can read maps, very well actually, and better than most of the men I know!

I think this was an attempt at an updated, humorous version of Men Are From Mars. However the jokes don’t work when mixed with a condescending tone.

(Reviewed by TheSelfHelpDiet.co.uk)
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on 4 January 2013
I wish I'd read this ten years ago. If you are someone who struggles with relationships & you are interested in understanding the opposite sex or learning to communicate with them more effectively then buy this. It is a good insight into the psychological differences between men & women so a helpful tool for anyone studying psychology. I struggled to put this book down, it has laugh out loud moments.

I can understand why feminists wouldn't like it as there is a SLIGHT nod back to the 1950s with the "women should stop talking so much" & give a man space when he comes home ideals. (That bit does work though) I found the part about abusive relationships very offensive because they are suggesting that it is about communication. Abuse is about control.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 February 2012
It's not going to give you the answers to your life, but a fair look at the difference of the sexes, how to understand the opposite and if you can apply the information, you may just get what you want?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 June 2012
Really good book - great for couples to read. Really helps with communication and explains the differences between the sexes.
Easy to read and enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 December 2012
Witty, informative, useful insights. Great for couples, counsellors and people between relationships wondering where it all went wrong. I recommend it.
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