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What Women Want Men to Know

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From the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know," the counterpart audiobook for both sexes that reveals everything women want men to know about loving and understanding the woman in their life. Delivered in her signature frank, provocative and down-to-earth style, "What Women Want Men to Know" explains everything women feel abo ...more
Audio Cassette, Abridged
Published July 1st 2004 by Sound Ideas (first published 1392)
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توصيه ى دوستانه از طرف يك خواننده ى عادى به نويسنده ی محترم:
با سلام
لطفاً هر وقت مى خواهيد به كسى پندى بدهيد، برايش كمى احترام هم قائل شويد. درست ترين اندرز دنيا را هم با توهين و تحقير بدهيد، جز دل چركين كردن مخاطب فايده اى ندارد. بنا بر اين، وقتى مى خواهيد به مردان بگوييد كه به زنان احترام بگذارند، در همين اندرز به مردان احترام بگذاريد. و وقتى مى خواهيد به زنان بگوييد با تندى از مردان عيبجويى نكنند، در همين اندرز با تندى از زنان عيبجويى نكنيد.
با تشكر
Kianosh Kalantari
May 03, 2016 Kianosh Kalantari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
کتاب خوبی بود خیلی از این مطالب اگر از دوران مدرسه آموزش داده بشند آمار طلاق عاطفی هم دیگه سر به آسمان نمیکشد !!!
بعضی از صفحات تکرار مکررات بود ولی کتاب بسیار شیرین و خوبیه حداقل برای جوون ها شاید بزرگتر ها غرورشون اجازه نده این کتاب ها رو بخونند !!
Aug 20, 2012 Tessa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Yeah, I couldn't find myself in all the chit-chat about how women are some love desperate creatures and man are not. I really don't think women are that simple. Couldn't finish this book, way too boring and unappealing.
Aug 07, 2010 Azhin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I realy enjoy reading this book.
good for those who love their female mates and want to behave them in a perfect way!
برای همه کسانی که میخوان برخورد درست با خانم مورد علاقه شون رو بدونن ، تا که زندگشون متحول بشه ،عالیه!
Jan 16, 2016 Hamid rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
بالاخره تموم شد :) نکات جالبی یاد گرفتم ازش ولی به نظرم لاااقل نصف کتاب اضافه بود، کلی توضیح و تکرار مکررات داشت.
Hamideh Mohammadi
It certainly was amazing although I'm a woman myself. I was never aware of my own sectrets, with which my life could change dramatically!
be hameye aghayoon tosiye mikonam bekhoonan...
رازهایی دربارهٔ زنان
ترجمهای که من خواندنم از سمیه موحدیفرد بود و مطابق معمول این قبیل کتابها دارای اشکالات متعدد تایپی و ویرایشی.ء
در بین انبوهی از مطالب و مثالهایی که به عنوان رازهای زنان در این کتاب آمده، نکات مفیدی دربارهٔ ویژگیهای روحی زنان میتوان یافت و از این رو کتاب میتواند به شناخت و فهم رفتارها و انتظارات زنان و احتمالاً بهبود روابط خانوادگی کمک کند. اما به نظرم این کتاب اشکالاتی دارد که تأثیربخشیاش را کم میکند:ء
نویسنده ــ شاید چون خود زن است ــ از موضع راهنما سخن نمیگوید، بلکه از جایگاه
Tyler Grant
Sep 16, 2011 Tyler Grant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I picked this up on impulse last summer. It has been in print for 10 years so I figured it had some lasting value and when browsing through it seemed to have valuable advice.

Basically it just spells on each page in large letters: YOU ARE AN IDIOT. For 496 pages.

Just kidding. The author is a marital therapist and worked with many, many couples. Probably the main theme of the book can be condensed down to communication. Women need to communicate. Take care of their feelings, don't dismiss or mak
Mohammadbnn bandezadegan
يكي از بهترين كتابها درباره شناخت زنان هست، من خودم بسياري از مسائلش عينا اتفاق افتاده كه با كمك همين كتاب در زندگيم حل شد و براي اينده هم خيلي مفيد بود اين كتاب .
Jul 29, 2011 Chrischris is currently reading it
It probably has some value for the average corporate couple and teenagers but not for the spiritually mature crowd. Even though she borrows some vocabulary from popular spiritual texts it wont be of much help to her target audience aside from making the author seem enlightened and more intelligent than the readers. Its very annoying to hear her constantly refer to the male listeners as "guys". If your a "guy" than this would suit you. More like the "guy" who met his mate a bar, or similar venue, ...more
Nov 05, 2008 Duc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: relationship
I've been reading and reading books but no body addresses this problem of the Silent Treatment that women sometimes give us.
'What women want men to know' is a book by Babara De Angelis seems to say that the problem is to prevent the silent treatment.
I think it is a very good practical book. She mentions the problem of Time. How men and women perceive time differently. Women's nature is to be creative not controlling. Men interpret these as controlling. Women think about their love ones 24/7, m
Wes Larson
Dec 06, 2012 Wes Larson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Momen are no longer quite so mysterious. Complex, yes. Mysterious, no.

This book has helped me to understand a lot of the "incomprehensible" things that my first wife said and did. And I now understand why she reacted to some of my behaviors the way she did.
It also gives me a basis for understanding my current wife. It's amazing how much more I can understand her behaviors because of the information in this book.

The author repeatedly states that not all of the information applies to all women, b
Feb 26, 2015 Mahdi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
دو ستاره فقط به خاطر اینکه بعضی جاهاش اطلاعات خوبی میده وگرنه حالم از نگاه از بالا، خود بزرگ بین و تحقیر آمیز باربارا دی آنجلس نسبت به مردان در تمام این کتاب به هم خورد
من نمیفهمم چطور کسی که خودش ۵ تا ازدواج ناموفق داشته تبدیل میشه به یکی از پرفروش ترین نویسندهها در مورد راهنمای روابط زن و مرد در جهان!
اولین و آخرین کتابی بود که ازش خوندم
I liked how this book was written for the intent that both genders can learn and apply the teachings in it. The author also has an entertaining voice. I read this while working on an easy project for the City.
Jun 06, 2015 Amir rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
general must-know ideas are included in this book that makes the book worth being read once. the most unpleasant thing though, is the poorly scientific support for the ideas and so called secrets that are inside the book.

محمدرضا ملایی
به اون هایی که می خوای برای روابط زناشویی سرمایه گذاری کنن توصیه می کنم , ایرادش اینه که از دیدگاه اومانیستی نوشته شده
عاطفه ابراهیمی
واسه خانوم ها و آقایون متاهل خوندن این کتاب از نون شب واجب تره!
خیلی چیزا میگه که زندگیتون رو عوض میکنه!
Matin the Wandering Seeker
Apparently, I am [also] a woman all along and I didn't know that!

Anyway, there are many factors left unsaid, such as: background, life experience, mindset, etc.
Of course, it's impossible to write about those since everyone's unique in one's own existence, but at least she could have tried involving and counting them as well.

Since the book is about how to see a woman, one should be aware that the book assumes a woman to be perfectly honest, loyal, loving creature. Not all women are like that, sam
Eric Tracy
Jun 15, 2009 Eric Tracy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What this book conveyed to me, more than anything else, was that men are jerks. In fact I got into an e-mail discussion with Barbara De Angelis about this because I honestly couldn't believe that men were like this. A real eye-opener! I kept identifying with the woman's viewpoint and found it hard to accept that other men are the way she says they are in the book. I remember it being mildly disturbing, even as I knew how callous some men could be. I honestly thought that the average guy was bett ...more
Hamidreza Mozhdeh
با نظر بقیه آقایون موافقم، احساس کردم نسبت به مردها کینه داره؛ ولی در کل اطلاعات خوب و مفیدی در اختیار خوانندگان قرار میده و چیزهای زیاد و خوبی یاد گرفتم اما (و شاید متاسفانه) نکاتی در مورد شروع رابطه با یک خانوم رو ذکر نکرد.

مخاطب نویسنده و تصور نویسنده از مردها، مرهای بی احساس و خشن و کلا منفی بود. متاسفانه اطلاعات کمی در مورد مرهایی که برعکس تصور نویسنده حساس و مهربون هستند، داده. البته باید در نظر گرفت سال نوشتن این کتاب همچنان مرد سالاری تو اوج بوده. در کل جمع بندیم مثبت بوده چون خیلی چیزها
Amjad Al Taleb
Feb 18, 2015 Amjad Al Taleb rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rubbish
The book is based on the cheapest pop psychology I have come by in ages, it has absolutely nothing true, it's a mere generalization of what she believe she is on all women, and clearly some of the stories in the book were made up!
This made me google this lady who adds "Dr." or "PhD" to her name and found that she has received her Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia Pacific University, a now-defunct and non-accredited university according to Wikipedia.
Apr 27, 2013 Hosein rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help, psychology
A great book. I really enjoyed reading it.
There are main principles about getting to know women and how to behave them. maybe your wife doesn't follow its rules but its useful altogether.
I recommend this to all MEN around the world because its necessary to know women in all ages of your life.
Every point in the book is exemplified and discussed so that you can get them fast and remember all those points
Nov 28, 2009 Chris rated it did not like it
Not so sure about this book; traded heavily on gender stereotypes. Apparently, I am a woman.

But, that is probably to be expected. No, the issue with the book is that it has no real insights, but instead seems to focus on "secrets" which have more to do with common sense than with anything else. There are a few ideas that bear reiteration in this book, but on the whole it is lack-luster.
Dec 12, 2015 Ned rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book describes the different patterns males and females use to communicate and interact with their partners. Sometimes people are unaware of these patterns and the book provides the perspective on how they are received and interpreted. There are suggestions on how the patterns can be broken and the relationship to be more fulfilling for both partners.
Cruz-William Castillo
Horrible book. Horrible examples. Horrible lessons. Horrible author. She's been married five times and I don't know why she thinks she can give advice on what works cause it obviously did not work for her. Perhaps this book can be taken as a what not to do or pay attention to in order to make your relationship work. Would not recommend this at all.
Jun 06, 2015 Amir rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
general must-know ideas are included in this book that makes the book worth being read once. the most unpleasant thing though, is the poorly scientific support for the ideas and so called secrets that are inside the book.

Jun 13, 2015 Jef rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
amazing book! this is one written for men by a woman. it's rare that a book captures practical tips & ways to connect and have better relationships with the opposite sex but this is great..

must read for anyone interested in looking to see more about the opposite sex and have better communication
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