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  • Published: 1 March 2008
  • ISBN: 9780553818499
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99

The Female Brain




The Female Brain is a thought-provoking, accessible and fun guide that will help women to better understand themselves and the men in their lives.

In this groundbreaking book, Dr Louann Brizendine describes the uniquely flexible structure of the female brain and its constant, dynamic state of change - the key difference that separates it from that of the male - and reveals how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and whom they’ll love. She also reveals the neurological explanations behind why...
* A woman remembers fights that a man insists never happened...
* Thoughts about sex enter a woman’s brain perhaps once every couple of days, but mayenter a man’s brain up to once every minute…
* A woman’s brain goes on high alert during pregnancy – and stays that way long after giving birth...
* A woman over 50 is more likely to initiate divorce than a man…
* Women tend to know what people are feeling, while men can’t spot an emotion unless someone cries or threatens them with bodily harm!

Accessible, fun and compelling, and based on more than three decades of research, The Female Brain will help women to better understand themselves - and the men in their lives.

  • Pub date: 1 March 2008
  • ISBN: 9780553818499
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Louann Brizendine

Louann Brizendine, M.D., is founder and Director of the Women's Mood and Hormone Clinic and the Teen Girl Mood and Hormone Clinic. She sits on the boards of many prestigious peer reviewed journals, is the recipient of numerous honours and awards and her book, The Female Brain was an international bestseller.

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Praise for The Female Brain

“Finally, a satisfying answer to Freud's question: what does a woman want? Louann Brizendine has done a great favour for every man who wants to understand the puzzling women in his life. A breezy and enlightening guide to women - and a must-read for men.”

Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

“Sassy, witty, reassuring and great fun. All women and the men who love them, should read this book.”

Christiane Northrup, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

“Timely, insightful, readable and an altogether magnificent book.”

Sarah Hardy, author of Mother Nature

“An eye-opening account of the biological foundations of human behaviour. Destined to become a classic...”

Marilyn Yalom, author of A History of the Wife


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