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 by Dan Abrams, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
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

by Dan Abrams
     
 

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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

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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

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Abrams (founder, Abrams Media Network, and no relation to this publisher), previously a longtime presence on and off camera at MSNBC, may surprise readers with the subject of his first book. Within five parts—"Women Are Cooler," "Women Are Smarter," "Women Are Better Citizens," "Women Are Healthier," and "Women Are Better Professionals"—Abrams presents short, incisive "chapters" that state the case on a particular pronouncement (e.g., "Women Are Better at Avoiding Internet Fraud"), with punchy writing replete with allusions to the supporting evidence, e.g., for Internet fraud he refers to and details the 2009 data from the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center. Most of the studies and surveys that Abrams cites are from the last five years, chiefly coming from U.S. and British sources. The lack of an index, bibliography, or endnotes and the epigraphs from famous figures otherwise not present in the book surely give the volume a gift-book demeanor—and that's not altogether fair to the content. VERDICT Whether explaining the more surprising ("Women Have Better Muscular Endurance") or the rather well known ("Women Have Better Bathroom Manners"), Abrams gives curious general readers lively and thought-provoking, well-supported pieces. This is also a fine book for high school students, highly recommended to inspire discussion and engagement with our times.—Margaret Heilbrun, Library Journal
From the Publisher
"[Abrams] reads every sentence with a bombastic punch and in lawyerly fashion ends the audiobook with a closing argument." - AudioFile

"Abrams himself reads this short, entertaining book in a tone that, like Man Down, doesn't take itself too seriously. Recommended for public libraries." - Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810998292
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Abrams is the legal analyst for Good Morning America and ABC News, as well as the founder of the Abrams Media Network. He has published articles in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, the American Lawyer, and the Yale Law and Policy Review, among many others. He has also written for online media such as the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, and, of course, regularly for Mediaite. He is also the legal columnist for Men's Health magazine.

Abrams, a Columbia University School of Law grad, was previously chief legal analyst for NBC News. He was general manager of MSNBC, during which time ratings grew by 62 percent and he branded the network "The Place for Politics." Prior to his management appointment, Abrams hosted The Abrams Report, a nightly legal affairs program, and later Verdict with Dan Abrams.

In the past two years the Abrams Media Network has launched media news site Mediaite.com, fashion and style site Styleite.com, Geekosystem.com, TheMarySue.com, and Sportsgrid.com. He is also the cofounder of Gossipcop.com, the first major website to police the gossip industry for inaccuracies in reporting. Dan has never been married, so despite his admiration for women, evidenced by this book, that does not mean he necessarily knows how to talk to them.

Follow Dan on Twitter: @DanielAbrams.

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