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Press Release: The Male Brain By Louann Brizendine, M.D.

March 22nd, 2010

           From the New York Times bestselling author of

The Female Brain, the eagerly awaited follow-up that demystifies the male brain




  A Breakthrough Understanding of How Men and Boys Think




“As a woman who has known complicated men her whole life, I can’t help but wish The Male Brain had been around when I was a girl. Dr. Louann Brizendine’s lucid, lively, and always fascinating discussion of how the male brain works (and why) has enlightened me in more ways than I can count. Now I can’t wait to give the book to all my women friends.”

—Jane Fonda, actress and author of My Life So Far

“It takes an extraordinary woman like Dr. Louann Brizendine to understand the male brain. She brings the latest in state-of-the-art science to helping us understand the most ancient and primal of male passions and desires—and vive la différence! Highly recommended.”

—Dean Ornish, author, The Spectrum; clinical professor of medicine, University of California, San Francisco

“The remarkable brain science behind Mars and Venus in a really enjoyable read! I think that this book, along with The Female Brain should be read by every parent, child, husband, wife, employer, employee, and dating age adult—they bring love and understanding into our most important, and sometimes most frustrating relationships.”  

—Martin L. Rossman, M.D., Clinical Faculty, UCSF; founder,



An article about Dr. Louann Brizendine and her research in her first book The Female Brain in a July 2006 issue of Newsweek started a media frenzy that led to appearances on ABC’S 20/20 and Good Morning America, NBC’s Today show, and Nightly News with Brian Williams, CNN’s American Morning, NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered and Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, along with national print reviews and features in USA Today, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, O, The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, Elle, More, Discover, and Health, and the coverage has not abated. In October ’08 Brizendine appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in a segment on gender differences hosted by Dr. Mehmet Oz, fueling new interest in her work by everyone from the Jonas Brothers to the Aspen Institute and Pop-Tech, two of the top speaking venues in the country.

Now, Brizendine, founder of the country’s first clinic to study gender differences in brain, behavior, and hormones, turns her attention to the male brain, showing how the “male reality” is fundamentally different from the female’s in every phase of life, from babyhood to old age. In The Male Brain: A Breakthrough Understanding of How Men and Boys Think (Broadway Books; On sale March 23, 2010; ISBN 978-0-7679-2753-6; hardcover; $24.99) Brizendine overturns the stereotypes about men and boys. Impeccably researched and at the cutting edge of scientific knowledge, this is a book that every man, and especially every woman bedeviled by a man, will need to own. Exploring the latest breakthroughs in male psychology and neurology with her trademark accessibility and candor, Brizendine reveals:

– The male brain is a lean, mean, problem-solving machine. Faced with a personal problem, a man will use his analytical brain structures to find a solution.

– The male brain thrives under competition, instinctively plays rough, and is obsessed with rank and hierarchy.

– The male brain has an area for sexual pursuit 2.5 times larger than the female brain, consuming him with sexual fantasies about female body parts.

In the same compelling detail as she did for women in The Female Brain, Brizendine follows the male brain through every phase of life, from infancy to adulthood, to produce the ultimate handbook to understanding the male creature.

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Louann Brizendine, M.D., a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the National Board of Medical Examiners, is an endowed clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. She is founder and director of the Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic. After receiving her degree in neurobiology at University of California, Berkeley, and her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, she completed an internship and residency in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She has served as faculty at both Harvard and UCSF. She sits on the boards of peer reviewed journals and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Visit:


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A Breakthrough Understanding of How Men and Boys Think

By Louann Brizendine, M.D.

Published by Broadway Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

Hardcover; $24.99; 304 pages; ISBN 978-0-7679-2753-6


To schedule an interview with Louann Brizendine, please contact Rachel Rokicki at 212-782-8455 or


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