From the inside jacket cover:
When 400 psychiatrists were asked why marriages fail, 45 percent of them charged that the primary cause of failure was the husband's inability to communicate his feelings. Steven Naifeh and Greg Smith, coauthors of the best selling _How to Make Love to a Woman_, reveal why men can't open up to women (or to other men), why men need to know about it, and how women can help.
All women have encountered closed men in their lives -- whether as father, husband, son, lover, or friend. He is the man a woman fervently wishes "would be more open." Usually goal-oriented, competitive, independent, a man of few words, he is the man who needs to be in control, who can't express vulnerability, who bottles up his feelings and deprives himself and his mate of the closeness and warmth they both want.