I drew some suspicious glances reading this one on the subway earlier this year, but it was completely worth it. The scientific explanations for the way women sometimes act the way they do are endlessly fascinating and enlightening. Does it make up for my not having read any Jane Austen? Probably not. But it’s a start.
Do be sure, though, to tune in if you can next Thursday, when Dr. Brizendine, author of The Female Brain and head of the Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic at UC San Francisco , appears on Oprah to discuss the difference between male and female brains. Check your collections for this one; we’re all aware of Oprah’s sway.