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Why Men Are the Way they Are is what women don't know about men - and men don't know about themselves. Dr. Warren Farrell is a pioneer of both the women's and men's movements. He started more than 300 men's and women's groups - joined by men from John Lennon to John Gray.

Oprah calls Why Men Are the Way they Are "one terrific book!"

The N.Y. Post calls it "the most important book ever written about love, sex, and intimacy."

For this audio version, Dr. Warren Farrell personally rewrote the book's highlights as if it were a dialogue between, say, you and him - allowing you to answer questions like these:

About Men:

  • How can I get him to express his feelings before he becomes angry?
  • Why are the men I am attracted to the most difficult to get along with?
  • Why are the best men the most afraid of commitment?
  • Why are men so preoccupied with sports?
  • Why can't a man be a friend before a sex partner?
  • Why are men such jerks?

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About Women:

  • Why do women say they'd like to hear my feelings but then withdraw when they hear my feelings?
  • If women are so liberated, why do the most attractive ones still expect me to ask them out, pay for dinner, take all the sexual initiatives, and call them in the morning?
  • Why are the women who earn the most the least interested in commitment?
  • Why are the women I'm most attracted to the most difficult to get along with?
  • Why is a woman who supports just herself called a "career woman" while a man who supports just himself is called a "playboy"?
  • Why are men denied equal opportunity to the children after divorce?
  • Why do most married women have the option to work or raise children, while their husbands have the option to work or work?

The author offers a 100 percent money back guarantee if the listener feels less-than delighted.

©1986 Dr. Warren Farrell (P)2014 Dr. Warren Farrell

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it's not a book but interview about what's in it

Would you try another book written by Warren Farrell or narrated by Dr. Warren Farrell?

Interesting interview with the author but I thought I was buying a book not interview about the book.

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Missleading title and description.It's an interview not audiobook

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Must read!

I enjoyed this book and learned a lot. I'll be listening to it again and again.

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Amazing book

At first this was so hard to listen as a women. I somehow did now wanna hear it, jet the author is an amazing guy and at the end I liked hearing things I did not wanted to but make sence. it gave me so much more emphaty for men :)

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funny and incredibly insightful

funny and incredibly insightful. Warren can help you identify the ways in which you can improve how you communicate with your partner, and explain why men and women often see things in such different ways

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The elephant in the room - no one talks about men

Although at first the 'tapes' sound a little dated; the issues they speak of in the 80s have only grown. That is the feminist narrative that men have power through job status and money; whilst often doing it out of obligation and love for women and children. Equally science doesn't care as much for men. No men's shelters and generally sending men to war.

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  • Daniel L. Wilson
  • 23-01-20

this was a dialogue and not a lecture.

I didn't love it. it could have been a lot better. it should have been a lecture.

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  • 21-05-18

Brilliant

Dr. Farrell is preaching a message thay needs to be projected on the main stream media. So many lives to be saved. Thank you for your life's work. this is brilliant.

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  • Sean
  • 08-09-16

Powerful truthful & sensitive

Warning : this book will challenge the modern feminist ideologies and the current narrative on men.

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  • Douglas
  • 21-01-15

A Book For Its Time...

If you are a man tired of the feminizing demands put on you and wonder why men abused and humilated by their wives on TV shows and commercials is funny rather than being considered what it is--spousal abuse--or if you are a woman, puzzled by the fact that your relationships never seem to work out because you have been programmed to say you want one thing from a man but actually, instinctually, want something else--or if you are just plain finished with the radical feminists who continue to claim victimization in every realm (they are actually ahead in most realms, like control of resources and preference in job acquisition) in order to gain ever more political power--than this is the book for you. The truth--hard and unvarnished...not PC, but the truth nonetheless.

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  • Don Mateo
  • 23-04-21

new perspectives.

really great for women and men to both learn how things are set for relatio ships at the moment. bring up new ideas and concepts that aren't so new but no one is very aware of.

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  • LORD GOD Jaime Lopez Ortega
  • 20-04-21

all good

all good in all categories.. I'm getting his other audio books as soon as I can...

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  • jose maytin
  • 09-03-21

book or interview ?

im going to order the book, but this sounded really like 4 hour interview ABOUT the book versus the actual written book

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  • MH
  • 13-02-20

Pathetic

Someone recommended I buy this, thank goodness it was free! But I want my money back anyway. I suffered through the first twenty minutes of listening to this guy cry about how unfair it is that men aren’t judged just on their looks like women are. Are you serious?? I’m embarrassed that this is in my order history.

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  • Aram Vartanyan
  • 22-10-19

Everyone should read this book

Everyone, man or woman, should read this book to understand the importance of all sides of a problem. Complicated things are manifestly multi-dimensional, and needless to say relationships are complicated - which makes the consideration of the underlying issues through a multivariate lens all the more important.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-12-18

Surprisingly good and actual.

Helpful to untangle the expectations and demands which forms you and in many cases make you feel uneasy. And helpful both in marriage and the uprising of children.