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The Truth About Men

2.79 of 5 stars 2.79  ·  rating details  ·  91 ratings  ·  20 reviews
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 any ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by St. Martin's Press
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This book should be titled The Truth About Pigheaded Men. What he claims men think may be true (for some pigs like himself), which is fine for him to have that opinion, but what he proposes women do to appease his "truths" are appalling!! I hope no naive woman reads this as a guidebook to dating because this is NOT representative of all men. If a man says he identifies with the author, stay FAR away from him!
I can't even believe I let the cover of this book grab me at the library, that I wasted the time to actually read it, and that I'm posting a review to reveal that I read it. But I find myself more and more clueless about men and relationships in general, so I thought, why the hell not? I feel like the book perpetuated the stereotypes and only what one "type" of guy might want or need ("but won't tell" us) -- it posted statistics built by Cosmo magazine (hello, that's not representative of the at ...more
Lennie Finch
I'm so appalled of this outlook taken on men.
This book is touted as a general book about men, but it's really geared towards women who are 1) at the beginning of a relationship and 2) not successful at long term relationships. Much of the advice might be ok if you're dating Joe Blow, but men aren't all cookie cutters like the author seems to suggest. If you're literate enough to read this book,written by a doctor, for example, you probably are dating a person who actually reads books and that might enjoy one as a gift. So glad I'm happily ...more
Seregon O'Dassey
It's so obvious a boy wrote this (the author is unworthy of the word man).

I could spend hours pointing out the indignant attitudes of the author, but since he's unworthy let me just point out some highlights:

Sometimes I do wish more women would put an effort into looking better, but that's not limited to just women or for a specific reason. We should put ourselves together, but because we have pride in ourselves. However, we should NOT do so for the approval of men. We shouldn't have to dress a
Now I understand that with the title, I should have been prepared for the "truth," because I embarrassingly went into the self-help section of the library to pick up some dating books. As a young and independent women living in a world where everything is in the social media now and not many men know how to treat a lady properly, I wasn't surprised with the content from this book. I completely understand the truth about men. What I didn't like was that the author, who apparently went to Harvard ...more
This was a mixed bag - there were tons of stereotypes, generalizations and some bad advice - (like telling women to endure the horrible feeling of holding their bladder as to protect a mans ego during a dry spell). This book however did have some good stories and funny at times with the scenarios and what to do... These I found somewhat helpful. I think it's also good to know this book was written to try to help rationalize some common male behavior and thinking and not insinuating that ALL men ...more
The way that I found this book was rather amusing: I happened upon it while wandering around the Ft. Collins library in Colorado, waiting for my beer brewery tour at New Belgium brewery. Because I had an hour to kill, I found myself curled up in a chair near the fireplace reading and laughing though this book. Smith's humor and storytelling had me hooked. Eventually, I purchased the Kindle version and read the rest of the text. Just like that first hour at the library, the rest of the book was a ...more

jumps around a little too much. lost interest half way thru the book and seems to just ramble on afterwards.

Nikhil P. Freeman
It was a heterosexist mess. Benevolent patriarchy surrounded by empty infantile platitudes.
Seriously, have great teeth and felate your man in the morning because it boosts his immune system...this is the truth about men according to a celebrity doctor.
When has fellatio and immune systems ever been linked positively in a text, much less in a relationship advice book?

Might be some nuggets of truth sprinkled throughout, but there is just too much bullshit to ponder it's just not worth it to assault
a complete waste of time.
Azade Eta
Appearance, beautiful bodies, and sex are the first things that can captivate a man, and women must do their best to look perfect and give them what they want. After that, honesty, loyalty, being clever, responsible, and ... only matter in long term relationships. I think that was the whole story of the book. Also, the author emphasises that men don't like to say anything, or try in order to build a good relationship, women just should know everything in advance and carry the relationship load a ...more
I was disappointed in this book. I had seen a television interview with Smith and though it would contain useful info or insights, but I got a bit bored with the book. I didn't feel it was as good as the publicity info made it out to be.

Mostly reinforce stereotypes about men. Also uses examples that I would never have happen in a relationship.
I liked the tone of this book, but it didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. Does that make me an expert?
i'm still clueless. but, i believe the info was accurate.
So accurate information in this quick read...
Feb 12, 2013 Candy rated it 1 of 5 stars
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I learned NOTHING from this book!
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Ian K. Smith, M.D., is the number one bestselling author of The Fat Smash Diet, Extreme Fat Smash Diet, The 4 Day Diet, The 4 Day Detox, Happy and EAT. He is a medical contributor on The View and The Rachael Ray Show, the diet expert on VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club, and host of the nationally syndicated radio show Healthwise on American Urban Radio Networks. He writes a medical column for Men’s Health ...more
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