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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

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

ISBN: 0810998297

Title: 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

Author: Dan Abrams

KDL Description:

HUMOR ABR

”’Man Down’ by Dan Abrams compiles studies from universities that suggest our sexist ideas about women are wrong. Now, don’t think this is a feminist, anti-sexist book; Abrams is only suggesting certain stereotypes surrounding women are off-target, such as the idea that women are worse after a breakup and they are worse drivers than their male counterparts. Abrams does concedes that men are better at certain tasks, such as lifting and generally being taller and faster, but many views of women have been stunted by generations of stereotypes. Remember, this is written by a man who works in the legal industry. So ladies, if you are ever feeling down on yourself, check out this quick, light read as a pick-me-up.”
—Emily at KDL’s Cascade Township Branch

Amazon Description:

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, everyone is familiar with the tired clichés: 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