Men don't have glass heads. What's going on in there? Do they mean what they say? And what are they not saying? Why does anyone in a relationship with a man have to spend so much time wondering what things "mean"? Is it good that he called instead of texting? What does it mean that he introduced me to his sister but not his mother or his best friend? Why hasn't he said anything about my birthday yet when it's two weeks from now?
Finally, a man who knows what's going on in there has written a book to decode men for you. It's rich with insight and action you can take today to make your relationship better tomorrow. Smith's fascinating, sometimes surprising topics include:
--The Subtle Art of Hooking Us (men really do want to be in committed relationships, even if they don't always show it)
--Beauty Matters (but beauty may not be exactly what you think it is)
--Beware of Titles (why you shouldn't label yourself his "girlfriend" until certain conditions are met)
--Sex is More Powerful than an AK-47 (but it doesn't always have to be a home run)
--Mean What You Say (and why sex lies are always—always—a bad idea)
--Know how to Listen and What we Care About (it doesn't matter if you buy the yellow pillows or the blue pillows but that doesn't mean you don't matter)
Any man who picks up The Truth About Men will nod in agreement, and any woman who puts its insights into practice will have an instantly happier mate and a stronger, longer relationship.
Frequent television guest and radio host Smith (The Fat Smash Diet) offers insight into how men think about the fairer sex and relationships in this readable but ultimately predictable guide. Smith's counsel largely consists of common sense (e.g., men like sexually aggressive women, "mean what you say or don't say it," golddiggers are no good, etc.), though women may balk at what Smith admits is "the most superficial, carnal, pig-headed chapter" in the book, wherein the author maintains that while men don't expect physical perfection from their girlfriends or wives, women should "make an effort to look the best can." To Smith, that includes a visit to the dentist and exercise, for if women gain too much weight, they'll soon find themselves single. (He later admits that a little is OK, but "weight gain in the stomach that leads to the pooch is unacceptable.") If readers can come to terms with Smith's blunt rhetoric, they'll likely find fodder for important conversations in passages on managing emotions, differing problem-solving approaches, and the importance of honest communication.
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The Truth About Men
This was an entertaining book, nor very informative though. I'm a woman that was already aware of these thought processes of men but it was entertaining to read. Good job Dr. Ian
The Truth About Men
Poorly written. I didn't learn anything new about men.
Got my answer
Really good book. I learned a lot! I understood more about men in general, your very simple creatures. Women would benefit so much more if our thoughts and emotions were less complex! Great job!! Need one for men! The truth about women! Would be very helpful to many couples!