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 [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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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

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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

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"[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

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613120460
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 403,443
  • File size: 4 MB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2011

    Definitely worth reading.

    Ignore the bad reviews! Some people can't handle the truth!

    Seriously, I do wonder about the self-confidence connection -- do men fail at things because they are overconfident? Would women succeed even more with more confidence? Interesting and thought-provoking book.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2011

    A MUST READ!

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Quick and easy read with tons of fun quotes, studies and interesting factoids. Literally laughed out loud at some of the things women are better at ( I won't spoil the surprise!). A perfect book for your coffee table.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2011

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    Cute book

    A really interesting read for all women.....we really are better drivers......and this book will explain why :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2011

    Fabulous Mother's Day Gift

    I heard about this book on Good Morning America and ran straight out to buy it.Of course, I always knew women were far superior to men but it's nice to finally have some proof.This may not be the book you want to give the man in your life for his birthday, but it is DEFINITELY the perfect gift for your girlfriends,female boss, sister or Mom. It's guaranteed to put a smile on their face!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

    THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SUPERIOR GROUP OF PEOPLE! lol

    That's like saying african americans, whites, germans, straight people, christians etc are better. Amusing and funny book! But lets not confuse studies/surveys of a few hundred or even thousands of people to represent billions of women/men on earth! Some men are better at things as are some women. Gender has NOTHING to do with it anymore than race, economics, religion, sexual orientation, so on! Ever since humans have walked the earth people have said there particular group is superior to everyone else. I would NEVER want to tell my future daughters/son that another group is better! Would you tell your daughter the myth that boys are better at math/science?! OF COURSE NOT! Who would tell your son that women are better at child care or house work? So called women duties! No good parent would. That would be a lie. Women and men are much more alike than anyone wishes to admit but that doesn't sell talk shows, magazines, movies etc, doesn't generate ratings like the battle of the sexes does. Instead of women in america claiming there better and men doing the same we need to try to understand and appreciate each others differences! Women are not going anywhere, neither are men! We are both ESSENTIAL to the only real race. The HUMAN RACE! Stop the SUPERIORITY NONSENSE!

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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