Monday, September 08, 2008

The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine M.D.

In this groundbreaking book, Dr Louann Brizendine describes the uniquely flexible structure of the female brain and its constant, dynamic state of change - the key difference that separates it from that of the male - and reveals how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and whom they'll love. She also reveals the neurological explanations behind why: a woman remembers fights that a man insists never happened; thoughts about sex enter a woman's brain perhaps once every couple of days, but may enter a man's brain up to once every minute; a woman's brain goes on high alert during pregnancy - and stays that way long after giving birth; a woman over 50 is more likely to initiate divorce than a man; women tend to know what people are feeling, while men can't spot an emotion unless someone cries or threatens them with bodily harm! Accessible, fun and compelling, and based on more than three decades of research, The Female Brain will help women to better understand themselves - and the men in their lives.

What a brilliant book. Okay, so it's been sitting on my shelf for absolute ages ... I'd always had the intention to read it but with all my book club books, I just never got round to it. And then my mom was up visiting in April and she started reading it. She didn't finish it so she bought herself a copy when she got back to Cape Town. Now that's a recommendation :)

So when I had a gap before I got my new book club books last week, I started it. It's brilliant and I'd recommend it to all women out there, no matter what stage of life you're in. Even more so if you have daughters! Even if you don't. I'm so trying to get Varen to read this book now too ... I think it'd be very helpful. There are things in this book that explain so much of what I experience that I didn't realise was caused by physical hormonal reactions in my female brain. How much better would things be if he didn't think I was crazy half the time and actually understood that it was my biology more than just me sounding irrational!

I think every woman should read this book ... and every man who wants to better understand his woman :)

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5 comments:

Kitty Cat said...

Interesting looking book. I love a good book, I may give it a try!

collins Mbalo said...

thats a book that i would definately love to read!The human brain is a marvel of creation

sweets said...

looks interesting :)

i am so dof... i was looking at what you're reading at the moment and instead of reading "the brutal art..." i read "the brutal fart..."

oy...

phillygirl said...

@kitty cat - I clearly recommend it :)

@collins - it's fascinating stuff, I tell you!

@sweets - pahahahahahaha, girl you can always make me laugh :)

Tamara said...

LOL at Sweets. It does look like a good book. I think I should read it and then force hubby to ;-)

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