Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
By John Gray
- Release Date: 2009-10-13
- Genre: Family & Relationships
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus John Gray Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
The Phenomenal #1 New York Times Bestseller
In his classic guide to understanding the opposite sex, Dr. John Gray, provides a practical and proven way for men and women to improve their communication and relationships by acknowledging the differences between them.
Once upon a time Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences. Then they came to Earth and amnesia set in: they forgot they were from different planets.
Based on years of successful counseling of couples and individuals, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus has helped millions of couples transform their relationships. Now viewed as a modern classic, this timeless book has helped men and women realize how different they can be in their communication styles, their emotional needs, and their modes of behavior, and offers the secrets of communicating without conflicts, allowing couples to give intimacy every chance to grow.
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User reviews about this book
Better relationship advice from a Mad Men
For a modern relationship this book is misogynistic garbage. There are a FEW decent tidbits in here, specifically the intro and some portions on listening and communication. Queue eyes roll at the comparison that “men are like rubber bands” & “women are like waves” If you’re a reader with modern views on gender and the balance of a relationship find another book. If you like the idea that men can *essentially* do whatever they want with no repercussions and women are soft, emotional beings meant to just deal with a mans ego at the expense of her own mental health, then this read is for you.
Still Worth It After Two Decades
I read most of this book when it first came out in 1992, and as of early 2015, a lot of its wisdom is still valid. For the last 20+ years, I have enjoyed many conversations with men and women about this book. I read several of the reviews in iBooks, and I really had a few good laughs at the reviewers who gave the book one or two stars and parroted cliches like "stereotypes" or "not factual" or "not scientific," etc. Maybe some people will agree with these negative shibboleths, but this book is helpful and offers some good suggestions for couples (married or dating) to get along better. It's not a panacea, but worth the read. I'm not going to give a thorough review, I just recommend you buy the book at this affordable price. Start reading it, and see what YOU think. Too many folks today have to have an "expert" to give them permission to read something. Use your own common sense, and sort out the ideas that have staying power. Any book can be criticized, but none is perfect, save One. If you dismiss this book, you'll miss an opportunity to learn a few things about opposite sex relationships. Finally, I'm not politically correct saying this, but you may have a few ideas who some of the negative critics are. Some people just don't like same sex couples to get along and even be happy. I don't agree with everything the book says, but that is rather trite. Enjoy.
From Mr. Gray’s doctorate to the final paragraph, this book is fiction.
I had to read this for a Sociology course on “Marriage & the Family” to fulfill a requirement and, as an older student, I felt awful for the younger people, especially females in the class. I felt it insulted them, consistently. If a woman were what John Gray says she is, there would be no women doctors, nurses, lawyers, effective administrators, teachers etc.
This book is misogyny masquerading as medicine.
I liked this book for the first 2 or three pages and then realized that it really was just a bunch of stereotypes about men and women. I had to read the book for a class ( couldn’t tell you which one) and it was just very hard to keep reading. I remember throwing it against a wall a few times and I believe after I finished with it I burned it. Can’t say it’s a good read.
Not only did I learn about myself as a women, I was able to get a better understanding of how men work. I also understood how my past as a child affected into my relationship. Great book!
A must read!!!
By Artistic Vegan
Incredible book!!! I highly recommend this book for men and women, a must read! Great insights to my spouse and myself! My husband gave it to me to read and I'm forever grateful! A great bedside book to keep nearby!
Why not on espanol
By Pit 75
Hard to find good books on espanol this book is on Italian why not on espanol fix this problem..
Fantastic! A definite keeper!
This book is amazing. The depth of emotional analysis for men and women is really fascinating, and entirely correct. It is truly a gem and I only wish I had read this in my young twenties. However, now being thirty, and five years out from a divorce, I feel like I can truly appreciate what went wrong in that relationship. This book explained my entire relationship problems to a tee. On a positive note, this book has provided me a user's guide to navigate my own emotions, reactions and life while in a relationship. I have already started using the love letter suggestion, even though at first I was resistant to the idea. I was amazed at the immediate relief and healing I felt at a nagging issue that happened recently while dating. I would like to continue using a journal to express myself when past emotions arise out of nowhere, especially when I just can't seem to understand when I'm sad at a time when I should be happy. It has given me hope that maybe a relationship is a possibility with me in the future. As a woman, I felt John Gray's analysis was right on. If I am ever to get beyond the dating phase into a loving relationship, I would like to share this with my future partner. I definitely plan on rereading the book and using it as a reference when I encounter problems with the opposite sex. I am hoping that I can really understand where my partner is coming from, but just as importantly have him understand me too.
By HONEY B FLY FANCLUB LORRAINE!
Better We Are Not on the Same Wave lengh as Mommie Dearest as Faye.
I <3 it
Im not in a relationship and im not reading this book to save a marriage , or any love relationship , this book can benefit many people to enrich their friendship and their family roots ive started to communicate with my friends efficiently !!
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