Book Reviews of Female Intelligence

Female Intelligence
Female Intelligence
Author: Jane Heller
ISBN-13: 9780312979881
ISBN-10: 0312979886
Publication Date: 2/18/2002
Pages: 333
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 72 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Funny, entertaining, and hilarous....
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Hilarious!!!
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To me, the back of the book made it sound like a wonderful funny read, but after reading the book that promise went unfullfilled. They book is well written but The humor failed me. The thought of "sensitivizing" a man would be funny but the story lines feed to the man went beyond sensible-I guess it would have been funnier if I were a more gossipy woman, but I have never found the need to relate to others on that shallow of a level. The repeated line of dessert going to the man's thighs as being a converstation starter between man and woman sounded fake to me. I guess to me a caring, interested man doesn't have to be a sterotypical "flitting female". As I said to enhance a male's awareness of his female side is one thing but to turn him into a gossipy high school girl with over active hormones just was a little too much for me. But as I said the idea of the story's good but the written story just didn't hit the mark for me. Not a bad work but not one I'd read again and again.
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Very funny beach reading. Laugh out loud humor and very fast paced. A very good story.
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I enjoyed this.
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Funny and a good story. I'll read her works again!
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From Publishers Weekly
Why can't a woman be more like a man? Be careful what you ask for, as Lynn Wyman learns in Heller's (Sis Boom Bah; Name Dropping) rollicking new comedy, a sendup of female-centric pop therapy and alpha male behavior. Lynn is the linguist mastermind behind the Wyman Method, whereby manly men are taught the fine art of communicating in Womenspeak. Her husband, Kip, seems to be the poster spouse for what she preaches he has lasagna on the table when she returns home, asks how her day was, cries at the drop of a hat. But then Lynn discovers he's been unfaithful, and her ensuing loss of credibility results in a sharp decline in her multimedia fortunes. What's a Wyman to do? Humbled by her error in judgment, Lynn remains committed to the Method and hatches a plan. Hunky but boorish Brandon Brock has just made Fortune's cover for a feature on "America's Toughest Bosses"; if Lynn can turn him into "America's Most Sensitive Boss," she figures she'll be back on top. How she goes about it, particularly once she realizes that she's falling for him, is the stuff romantic comedies are made of. Good lines plus precision timing add up to a lot of laughs as the author trains her sense of cultural irony on the complex contradictions between what women say they want, what they think they want and what they really want. Heller has always been adept at devising clever premises, and this is no exception.
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Gerat book; fast read
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This was the first Jane Heller book I've ever had the privilege to read and I loved it! I have some other's of hers to read now and I can't wait.

BEWARE...
Lynn Wyman has a wildly successful practice in sensitivity training, teaching men how to communicate better with the women in their lives. Little does she know that her sensitive husband had been "communicating" with another woman-in the bedroom...

OF THE SMART WOMAN...
With a marriage on the rocks and a career in nose-dive, Lynn's in desperate need of a life make-over. She finds it in Brandon Brock, the macho CEO on the cover of Fortune magazine's "America's Toughest Bosses" issue. To restore her reputation, all she has to do is snag the notorious chauvinist as her new client, take a cue from My Fair Lady, and turn this pig into her own Pygmalion...

WITH A SCORE TO SETTLE...
The perfect plan? Not so fast. Somebody has been out to sabotage Lynn's happiness, and before she can reclaim her career-and her heart-she'd better figure out who it is...
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I enjoyed this book even if it is a bit predictable.
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This is a smart bood about getting what you want and this realizing that what you want isen't perfection.
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A Chinese food book, almost forgotten an hour after I was through with it. Light, fluffy, entertaining. The whole concept of "Womenspeak" came off as quite condescending, and the main character not all that likable. It's odd, though, because by the end I was still enjoying the book.
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Lynn Wyman is a self-help guru who has successfully used the "Wyman Method" to train men in the correct way to communicate with the women in their lives. But her whole practice falls apart when the media prints the story about her husband's affair and her credibility goes down the drain. After reading an article in Fortune magazine called "America's Toughest Bosses", Lynn decides to salvage her career by teaching CEO Brandon Brock how to talk to the women who work for him. The plan is perfect, but Brandon wants nothing to do with it...or her.

In this book, Jane Heller uses her trademark humor to mock the self-help industry. Lynn is a single-minded career woman who wants to salvage her career by landing a famous no-nonsense CEO as her client. Brandon is a chauvinist who believes women should be home taking care of the children. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, especially some of Lynn's teaching methods like driving her client out into the country, getting them lost, then making them ask for directions. My rating: 4 Stars.
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I did not find this book any good at all. It was very slow, wordy and the charecters where not ... evolved enough. Like she didn't put enough thought into them when she wrote them.

Lynn's husband is supposed to be this big hunky contruction man, but every time he talked he reminded me of a scared little mouse. And Lynn just seems like a ball buster. Yea, I get that men need to understand how woman communicate and learn to talk and listen, but the same goes for woman. We need to learn the same things about men! And smart ol' Lynn doesn't figure this out until the end of this drawn out book.

And the ending is very predictable, as soon as someone leaks to the press that Lynn is teaching Brandon how to be a 'woman' I knew who it was! I knew what happened and I really didn't want to finish the book.

I may try another book of Jane Heller's but if it's anything like this, then I'm not reading this author again.
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Lynn Wyman has a wildly successful practice in sensitivity training, teaching men how to communicate better with the women in their lives. Little does she know that her sensitive husband has been "communicating" with another woman--in the bedroom...
With a marriage on the rocks and a career in nose-dive, Lynn is in desperate need of a life make-over. She finds it in Brandon Brock, the macho CEO on the cover of Fortune's magazine's "America's Toughest Bosses" issue. To restore her reputation, all she has to do is snag the notorious chauvinist as her new client, take a cue from My Fair Lady, and turn this pig into her own Pygmalion...
The perfect plan? Not so fast. Somebody has been out to sabotage Lynn's happiness, and before she can reclaim her career--and her herart--she'd better figure out who it is.
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Lynn Wyman has a wildly successful practice in sensitivity training, teaching men to communicate with women intheir lives. Little does she know but he husband has been "comunicating" with another woman...in the bedroom....