Michael Gurian, groundbreaking author of The Wonder of Boys and A Fine Young Man, turns his attention to the new field of brain science to uncover the secrets of a man's mind. Gurian answers questions many women have asked in his therapy practice, his lectures, and at his institute over the years:
- Why do men have to control the TV remote and channel surf?
- Is a man really serious when he says, "What do you mean the house is a mess?" or "You worry too much. The kids are fine"?
- Why is it more difficult for men to talk when they get angry than it is for women?
- How can men remember all the pitchers' names and World Series scores, but not yesterday's conversation?
- Why do men put most of their identity into work?
- Does a man's brain feel as many feelings as a woman's brain does?
- Why do men seem to leave their kids behind and start a new family more easily than women do after a divorce?
- How can we help marriages last through all twelve stages of human love?
- Why is romance so primal for women, but not as important for men?
- Is there biology to male honor?
- Could men be more fragile than women?
- Do men and women think about ethics differently?
What Could He Be Thinking? makes a profound statement about the role of men in modern culture, and suggests a way for men and women to thrive in intimate separateness.
Gurian's book explores the fascinating science of the difference in male and female brains and how differences dictate behavior. His hope is that, by illuminating the construction of each gender's amygdala, cingulate gyrus, hippocampus, et al., not to mention the action of our hormones, we can better negotiate the battle of the sexes.Lily Burana