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The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine
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Aug 10, 2011

really liked it
Recommended to Megan by: James
Recommended for: my book club gals
Read from August 07 to 09, 2011 , read count: 1

This book could act as a companion to the Female Brain. I love the mix of research, anecdotes, biology, psychology, and prose. This neuropsychiatrist walks through the entire life span from baby boy to older man, describing exactly what hormones are present when and how they all work together.

There was a lot of joking at the beginning of the book that this would be a short book which Brizendine tries to deny, but it's true. It is much shorter than "The Female Brain." I finished it in about 2 workouts.

Learn why young boys can't sit still (they are learning through embodied cognition). And that the amount of testosterone an 11 year old boy gets a day is equivalent to 1 cup of beer. A teen boy's system is flooded with the equivalent of a gallon a day. Explains a lot.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to better understand the boys and men in their life. I thought it was fascinating.

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