- xiv, 352 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- Contents: Introduction: Female pharaohs and eunuchs -- Are males the more fragile sex? -- Dyslexic boys who make good -- Abandon ship! Successful women who opt out of science and engineering careers -- Empathy advantage -- Revenge of the nerds -- No one ever asked me if I wanted to be the daddy -- Hiding the imposter within -- Competition: Is it a guy thing? -- Turbocharged: men with ADHD who succeed -- Things are not what they seem -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-340) and index.Summary: Overview: Pinker examines how fundamental sex differences play out over the life span. By comparing fragile boys who succeed later in life with high- achieving women who opt out or plateau in their careers. Pinker turns several assumptions upside down: that women and men are biologically equivalent, that intelligence is all it takes to succeed, and that women are just versions of men, with identical interests and goals. In lively prose, Pinker guides readers through the latest findings in neuro- science and economics while addressing these questions: Are males the more fragile sex? Which sex is the happiest at work? Why do some male. College dropouts earn more than the bright girls who sat beside them in third grade? The answers to these questions are the opposite of what we expect. A provocative and illuminating examination of how and why learning and behavioral gaps in the nursery are reversed in the boardroom, this fascinating book reveals how sex differences influence career choices and ambition. Through the stories of real men and women, science, and examples from popular culture, Susan Pinker takes a new look at the differences between women and men.