What Could He Be Thinking?: How a Man's Mind Really Works
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What Could He Be Thinking?: How a Man's Mind Really Works

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Having studied how boys and girls develop differently, Michael Gurian turns his attention to adult men in this entertaining, informative, and groundbreaking book on the male brain. Following two decades of neurobiological research, What Could He Be Thinking? answers the questions women and the world are asking about husbands, fathers, boyfriends, and coworkers. Mixing neur...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2003)
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This is a great book for both women AND men to read. It has an unfortunate title, as what man would be willing to pick it up based on its' title, unless his wife/girlfriend encouraged him to do so. This book helped me to better understand the very different ways that a man's mind works, compared to a woman's, and has since helped me be more patient with the men in my life. The reverse would be true also if men were encouraged to read the book.
Well, I have this great friend (you know who you are) who has finally figured out men and did it with this book. With a recommendation like that, why wouldn't I read it? All I can say is I'm glad she's reading some more to broaden her understanding, because this guy is a fruit loop. Not only does he try to derive archetypal significance from movies like Saving Private Ryan and Iron Monkey (why he doesn't refer to research to prove his points, I don't know) but he preaches a philosophy called 'in...more
Oh, NOW I finally get it!! :) Had I heard about Gurian's theory of Intimate Separateness earlier I would have been released of many years of thinking that my marriage (26+yrs) was not quite ideal... who ever came up with the idea of soul mates should be shot... This book is awesome down to earth nature based look on how men and women are different but can have a wonderful marriage anyway. Very good to see different stages of a marriage listed as well as other very interesting research. Had this...more
I much prefered the approach of "For Women Only" to this book, but I still enjoyed it. I skimmed quite a bit, but enjoyed learning a few new facts about the minds of men. I thought the "transactional nature" of men was interesting and the "respect" topic lined up well with "For Women Only".
Jaimee Clements
This book (and the counter to it, The Female Brain) should be required reading for all high school seniors or freshman college students.

Seriously... the angst and drama I could have saved myself by reading it back then...

Leslie Jem
similar to Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, only with a strong scientific basis, no sweeping generalizations, and an author who isn't a failed monk; love the chapter about the male need to hold the remote
Melee Farr
This book has a juvenile name, but it is actually well-researched and has tons of neurobiology and sociology perspectives in it. I'm interested in it, and it's going well so far.
Kind of awesome concept, but hard to read. (Sort of cerebral for me.) I love what it had to say so far, I'll pick it up again when I feel like I have the space.
This describes the biological differences between men and women, and why/how each of us do the things we do (or don't do!). I found it completely fascinating.
Jennifer Chin
pretty interesting, biology-based book on why men react to certain situations the way they do.
Nina Hedin
Hahaha.... it's certainly interesting. Not sure I believe any of it though...
May 27, 2008 Jenifer marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I'm going to attempt to read this as a procrastination tool.
All women should read this one
Jan 04, 2008 Jennifer is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Guess who gave me this book to read...
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