Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid: The Simple Truth to a Complicated Relationship Paperback – Aug 3 2010
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"In this comic relationship self-help, semi-functional (but self-aware) couple Lee and Morris -- brandishing their credentials as "a major nut bag" and "a genuine dunce," respectively -- boil down the whole of male-female relationships to a simple, provocative statement, then go about examining the evidence and implications in an alternating, occasionally overlapping, he said-she said format...Morris and Lee have a warm, funny, playfully adversarial relationship that's both intimate and identifiable, and put through the paces in lengthy, laugh-out-loud dialogues. For all its self-deprecating comedy, this volume provides valuable insight into typical relationship potholes, including chick-flick conflict, the dreaded "Do I look fat?" conversation and chronic miscommunication." -- "Publishers Weekly"
About the Author
HOWARD J. MORRIS began his career in television, writing for the revolutionary HBO series Dream On, and then on the Emmy-nominated Home Improvement. He created the series, Holding the Baby and In Case of Emergency. He’s also written on My Wife and Kids, According to Jim, and most recently, The Starter Wife. JENNY LEE was a writer on the hit comedy series Samantha Who?, starring Christina Applegate. And a writer on the Nickelodeon show, The Troop. She is also the author of three books of humor essays: Skinny Bitching, What Wendell Wants, and I Do. I Did. Now What?!: Life After the Wedding Dress. They live together in Los Angeles.
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Top Customer Reviews
Every man who has ever silently tried (and failed) to understand what it is about women wanting flowers needs to buy this book. Jenny Lee spells it out in a way even a knuckle dragging caveman can understand. To his credit, Howard Morris gives a profound and elegant insight to women about how 1 1/2 flowers in a vase are sometimes worth a whole lot more romantic credit than most women would be inclined to give.
From the incomprehensible pleasure men and women get from sports on HD TV and designer footwear respectively, this book blends many laugh out loud moments with profound insights, such as "Take care of the stupid and the crazy takes care of itself."
If you're sane and smart, you will share "Women are Crazy, Men are Stupid" with your significant other. But only after you've read it cover to cover first.
Howard writes on The Starter Wife, and has written on Home Improvement, and According to Jim, and Dream On. Jenny writes on Samantha Who, the prime time ABC comedy.
Here Howard hilariously explores two opposing dynamics of romantic relationship, men as stupid, and women as crazy.
He unsparingly uses himself as an example of stupid, and equally unsparingly uses girlfriend Jenny as the example of crazy. She writes rebuttals and commentaries on each chapter.
In the process he expounds on many subjects including chapter one Am I Fat? His girlfriend's instant reaction: "Are you saying I'm fat?" Sensing the warning signs he immediately grabs the chapter back.
He explores many subjects including why women ask certain questions, which you sense whatever answer you give will land you in deep trouble. They ask for honesty and then you're condemned for it. It's one of those can't win situations, but he does come up with hard won wisdom as he wriggles off the hook like an expert.
If you care to look beyond the humor you will discover some pearls of wisdom to hold in reserve for the appropriate time.
He explores the chicken and egg paradox. Which is the cause, and which is the consequence. Do stupid men make women crazy, or do crazy women make men stupid? The answer may surprise you.
Some time ago I had the realisation that attempting to understand female behavior through logic and reason did not work. The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.Read more ›
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Beyond the warm fuzzies, WACMAS does provide interesting insights into the way in which the opposite sex analyzes and breaks down situations. The authors show how two decent, well-intentioned people can still drive each other crazy with their different approaches to situations. One thinks: how can he be so insensitive?! while the other is busy thinking how can she be so ridiculous!?
Having this book to hand might fend off a fight borne of frustration. It might help to soothe an upset as well.
Read Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid: The Simple Truth to a Complicated Relationship by Howard J. Morris ("Dream On", "Home Improvement") and Jenny Lee ("Samantha Who?") and perhaps you might find the answer... if you're lucky. And even if not, you'll find yourself involved (if not engrossed) in a thoroughly enjoyable read.
The title to this often very witty book comes from a quote:
"Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid."
~ George Carlin
This first appeared (to my recollection) in the comedian Carlin's When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?. Using it as a book title is a stroke of pure comedic genius on the parts of authors Morris and Lee. One can only speculate that the late George Carlin would probably agree, were he to read this book.
And the authors are very funny as they reveal themselves to us within the pages of this witty "he said, she said" dialog between each other. Continuously funny, this book has its own romantic side as well, and luckily for us guys, it's of the tolerable kind... especially when early into it Howard shares such wisdom as: women have boobs, boobs render men stupid, and this in turn drives women crazy.
Hey, Howard said it... yet I for one agree.
And other questions for couples are revealed here, such as why does every conversation with a woman lead back to whether or not she's fat? It's hard to say more here without leaving a few spoilers, so I'll stop here and now.
All humor aside, this is a pretty decent relationship book for couples, be it one to share with another or for a gift for just that perfect pair that many of us know. Don't expect a lot of serious psychological relationship advice here such as you might find in Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, as there are many books available of that genre (often boring, but some not).
This one will surprise you with the way the ongoing dialog goes between authors Howard and Jenny, who happen to be a real couple living together in Los Angeles. Couples, if you have your act together and even the smallest sense of humor, get it and read it as a shared gift. You won't be sorry.
It was so funny, I literally spit my drink all over the living room. I was cracking up so loud that my Aunt in California heard me (I live in Kentucky). That's a bit of an exaggeration but I think it helps get the point across that this book was hilarious!