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Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collide

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2006

    A waste of her talent

    Maureen Dowd is an witty, urbane writer with nothing nice to say. There is just a general cynicism and meaness in her point of view.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2005

    Unbelievably Horrid . . . . . !!

    Mindless dribble and ramblings. Insane namedropping of male personalities centered along the Washington - N.Y. corridor.

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  • Posted February 2, 2009

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    THE VOICE OF MAUREEN DOWD - DARLING, DIVA OR DEMON?

    She's been called acerbic and acid-tongued. She's been called witty and on-target. One thing Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has not been called is dull. Her word play is rib tickling and she says it as she sees it, whether one agrees with her or not she is highly readable. It was some years ago that I first read her in The Wall Street Journal. Then as now, trenchant phrases that stick in my mind seem to pour from her pen. Mellow with the years? Avoid hot-button topics? Not Maureen Dowd. She courts controversy again as she culls from her New York Times columns to ask 'Are Men Necessary?' Listen as she takes on a subject fascinating to all - men and women or, as she frequently finds them, men vs. women and, of course, sex. She roadmaps the decline of feminism and explains why men are not biologically suited to hold higher office. Botox and breast implants take hits for turning women into Barbies, while men are seen as having to make themselves feminine in order to come out ahead in love, work, and war. Cosmo girls better take cover when Dowd's on the prowl, but they'll need to make room for Hillary Clinton, too. Whether you love her or demonize her, the pleasure for me was hearing her read the audio version. Of course, her voice is not stage trained, but it is definitely Dowd - sounding a bit 'scratchy' at times as if she'd pulled too many all-nighters yet always placing the emphasis exactly where she wants it to be. You wouldn't think she would and she doesn't resort to employing a 'little girl' voice when asking questions. She seems to be standing there firing them at you then, not missing a beat she responds. (She knew the answer all along). Such is the dilemma - is the highly intelligent Dowd a darling or a devil? Whatever the case, this audio edition is well worth a listen. - Gail Cooke

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2005

    My husband and I laughed, enjoyed it & recommend it!

    I was intrigued from this book which tends to be oriented towards relationships. I didn¿t know what to expect at first but let me tell you this book is wonderful and will make you laugh a lot. I agree that the title sounds quite feministic. Dowd has shown the good, the bad and the ugly of both sexes however, which makes it more or less objective. It is really thought provoking and it made me think: ¿are they¿. Then I looked at my hubby and realized that ¿they are¿. Sometimes it may be a little bit difficult but at the end it is worth it. Another ¿man¿, who set our bed on fire several weeks ago is Alan Ritz with his bestseller. Dowd also agrees that eventually ¿they are¿ and I am thankful to God for that.

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