Scathing Book Reviews of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, by John Gray

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray has a few insights into the male-female dynamic. Whether they are right, wrong or simplistic is open to question, but one thing that isn’t is that John Gray no longer uses the title PHD on his book covers. “Mars and Venus”made quite an impression when it was first published in the mid 1990s, and spawned annual books using the”Mars and Venus” theme by Gray, who knew a good thing when he saw it. The original continues to sell strongly today, but these critical reviews of “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” find a more simple message:

The book can be summarized in one phrase, men like to solve problems, women like to have problems.


The book should be called, “Men are whiney, delicate little things and women should bend over backwards to give them their space.”


The most sexist, biased, silly, unfounded, unhelpful waste of time to come from a publishing house in many a moon.

…and this review, from a woman I’m glad I’m not married to:

If all you want to learn is how to tolerate the self-absorbed male you live with, have at it! Yet another in a long line of books designed to convince females that it’s okay if he’s an oafish, selfish, non-communicative fixture who believes the only needs that count are his own.

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