Man Down

Man Down

Proof Beyond A Reasonable Doubt That Women Are Better Cops, Drivers, Gamblers, Spies, World Leaders, Beer Tasters, Hedge Fund Managers, and Just About Everything Else

Book - 2011
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Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, everyone is familiar with the tired clich#65533;s: women are bad drivers and are not good with money; only guys play video games and they give bad directions. Dan Abrams tackles the toughest case of his career in Man Down. Drawing on years of legal experience and research studies, Abrams explains step-by-step why women are better than men in just about every way imaginable, from managing money to flying planes to living longer. Abrams uses his trademark charm to get his point across without opining on the issue himself. Chock-full of fun facts and conversation starters, this book may not end the debate of men versus women, but it will definitely make it more interesting.

Praise for Man Down :

"a provocative collection of bite-size pro-women essays" 
-Wall Street Journal 

"compelling, controversial" 
-Glamour  

"I've always liked Dan Abrams. And now that he's charmingly admitted what we all knew anyway, I like him even more!" 
-Liz Smith
Publisher: New York : Abrams Image, 2011
ISBN: 9780810998292
0810998297
Branch Call Number: 818.602 ABRAMS
Characteristics: 144 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm

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bookfanatic1979 Aug 22, 2013

Ladies, next time you’re feeling down, read a couple of chapters. Abrams makes a very convincing case for how women’s talents and abilities surpass that of men…so much so that I had to double-check to make sure “Dan” wasn’t “Dana” writing under an assumed name!

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hitthebooks
Feb 13, 2013

The proof that women are better at most things was an uplifting book at a time when I needed it. I can't believe this guy wrote so much information about how women are just better at so many things. I always knew I could smell better, in touch with feelings better and assumptions better but this is written proof. I enjoyed it very much and each chapter was no more than 3-4 pages which was easy to read too.

happygirl15 Nov 30, 2011

Book: All young women should read this at least one time as part of women studies. Men who want to understand the women in their lives could possibly benefit. Managers looking to maximize the talent of their staff would benefit from taking a look at this. Good starting point for research and discussion.

Rant: Above all else, The world needs both men and women to create balance BUT>>>men have been in charge way too long when most of the world's population are women. In other words, it has been and continues to be HUGELY out of balance.

Men probably won't like this book because they have such fragile egos and it's time women stopped feeding them. What is EGO but IMMATURITY? American culture is hugely disrespectful of women.
The most peaceful country on earth - Norway has the most WOMEN politicians. Women overall tend to be better negotiators than men because they have to do it all the time dealing with men, families, homes, and jobs.
I've had it with wars, bad politics (women are less corrupt than men), and poor bathroom design - why do I have to throw out my back to reach the ridiculous location of the toilet paper?!?!

Metaphor: Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did in high heels and a long dress, and most of the time had to do it backwards! Fred couldn't handle it if he tried!

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cardigramma
Aug 15, 2011

Short & easy to read. I enjoyes finding proof of things I had long thought. On the other hand, my husband didn't like it at all.

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