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The Truth About Men

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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 h

Hardcover, 208 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by St. Martin's Press
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Jul 11, 2012 rated it did not like it
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!
Sep 14, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
Lennie Finch
May 21, 2012 rated it did not like it
I'm so appalled of this outlook taken on men.
Aug 31, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Aug 17, 2014 rated it did not like it
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
May 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Eh. I had mixed feelings from the start on this one... Written mostly one-sided and isn't all that truthful. To an extent, sure - but there are always exceptions to every rule.

Overall it was an entertaining read, but that's as good as it gets.
Seregon BookWorm
Mar 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
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
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
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
Azade Eta
Nov 11, 2014 rated it did not like it
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
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
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.
May 04, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

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

Apr 18, 2012 rated it liked it
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?
Sep 08, 2012 rated it it was ok

Mostly reinforce stereotypes about men. Also uses examples that I would never have happen in a relationship.
So accurate information in this quick read...
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
May 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
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i'm still clueless. but, i believe the info was accurate.
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Ian K. Smith, M.D.,Ian K. Smith, M.D. is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of SUPER SHRED, SHRED, THE 4 DAY DIET, THE FAT SMASH DIET and EXTREME FAT SMASH DIET among 7 other books including, SHRED Diet Cookbook , EAT, Happy , and The Blackbird Papers. His newest book, THE SHRED POWER CLEANSE, is available 12/29/15.

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