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  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; 1st edition edition (Feb. 18 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312979886
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312979881
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,730,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By Pat the cat TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Oct. 14 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It's my first book by this author. The writing style is engaging and witty. It features strong women (for a change). But again, I can't understand how it can be seen as "wickedly funny" as it says on the book jacket -- it isn't.... It's a romantic story which is clever but, I'll be honest, by the time I had read to page 200, I was kind of bored. And, I continued to be bored until the end as our heroine figures out who has betrayed her and why (the reasons being quite silly). That said, this novel raised a lot of interesting points on the topic of communication conflicts between men and women. That aspect was quite well done! For the genre, it's OK and I give it 3 stars out of 5.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 15 2003
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This book is neither funny nor good reading. An intelligent female can see right through this predictible plot and not-so mysterious mystery. The premise is that someone has done Dr. Lynn Wyman, an intelligent female, wrong. I found it totally unbelievable that this character would not immediately suspect one of her close friends as her saboteur. And by the time in the book she figured out it was one of them, I was so disgusted with the weak plot, that I just didn't care to find out which friend it was. I took this book on a trip, and found myself reading the catalogs on the plane instead. If you are an intelligent person, don't bother with this one.
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By Emmanuelle Sainte on Sept. 1 2009
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This had to be the biggest insult to every female's intelligence I've seen in written form. While the jacket blurb draws you in with the promise of a fun story, the plot, or what there is of it, is laughable, the characters one-dimensional and unlikeable, and the authors obvious dislike of the male race left me sighing in frustration and disgust all through the book. I don't know how or why I wasted my time finishing it, and I'm doing you a favor in warning you not to pick it up.
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A few years ago I read Heller's The Club and loved it. Then I somehow forgot her and was reminded by a friend who'd just reviewed this title for amazon. This book is a really fun read, and it makes some good points without being preachy--i.e., that both men and women have a lot of the same faults and both can change for the better if they want to. I particularly enjoyed the major characters. Personally, I'd go out with Brandon Brock in a New York minute, even before his sensitivity training. He could call me Honey at a Yankees game too. I'm going to start looking at the other Jane Heller books I've been missinng.
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By Ratmammy on March 23 2003
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Female Intelligence by Jane Heller
Not having read anything by Jane Heller before, I didn't know I was in for a treat. FEMALE INTELLIGENCE is a witty satire mocking the entire 'self help' industry, in particular the MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS school of thought.
Lynn Wyman has perfected her method of "sensitivity training" to an art form, and has become a world famous celebrity. She has best selling books, makes regular appearances on national television, and sees tons of clients to keep her busy. She also has a successful marriage, with her husband being the prime example of a man that has learned "womenspeak". Life couldn't be more wonderful.
Then things start to fall apart. After Lynn confides in her four best friends that her marriage isn't what it seems to be, the secret is let loose and the media gets a hold of it. Soon, the entire nation knows that Lynn Wyman's marriage is a sham, and now the famous Wyman Method is no longer respected. If Lynn was failing at her own marriage, why would any of the men that used her method want to continue seeing her? One by one, she loses her clients. Not only that, the networks are no longer interested in having her on TV. Her credibility was shot. And she's running out of money fast.
Then, Lynn reads a nasty article in Fortune Magazine about the worst bosses to work for, and number one on the list is Brandon Brock, the CEO of one of the largest food corporations in the world, Fine Foods Inc. If she could secure him as a client and change him into a man who is in touch with his feminine side, her credibility will be back and she could continue on as before. What ensues is a lot of laughs and witty humor as Lynn takes on the most macho man she has ever met.
I'm giving this book "two thumbs up".
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this is the first book i've read by jane heller, but it won't be the last! i logged on to find out what other books heller's written, because if they're half as good as this one, i've gotta pick it up. the main characters are funny, interesting and very individual but not in a fake kind of way. you typically see that kind of character development in a drama or something, but this book is right on. don't get me wrong though - this book is VERY VERY funny.
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By A Customer on Nov. 22 2002
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i thought this book was great! it was so true! and so entertaining! on a personal level, it wasn't so much that "men and women are different" ('cos we all know that already) but that we're different and it's okay. it helped me come to terms with my boyfriend's nods and grunts! plus there's a mystery to be solved. so good i passed it on to my best girlfriend the very next day!
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However, I have to admit, it's not as funny as Sis Boom Bah or Name Dropping or any of Heller's books. It is a good and quick read for this busy mom ~~ and it's pure escapism!
Dr. Lynn Wyman has a wildly successful practice in Womanspeak ~~ teaching men to speak like women ~~ until she discovered that her husband was cheating on her. Once she confided his infidelity to her circle of close friends, it was leaked to the media that the queen of communication couldn't even keep her marriage together ~~ she began to lose everything. Desperate to keep her practice, she decides to target a CEO of a huge corporation known as the world's meanest CEO and try to convert him to womenspeak. And the adventures began!
This book has it all ~~ romance, mystery and betrayal. Lynn was left to figure out just who she could trust among her girlfriends while trying to convince her new romantic interest that it wasn't her that leaked the information that she was working with him on womanspeak ~~ but I have to admit that it was a tad predictable. Which is sad because Heller's strength usually lies in the motto ~~ expected the unexpected ~~ only it didn't work in this novel.
If you're looking for a quick and entertaining read, this book would be it. However, don't expect it to measure up to Heller's other books!
10-28-02
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