Rent Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex
Gray's thesis? That men (Martians) and women (Venusians) have to accept that they're impossibly distinct beasties before they can establish a workable intimacy. Once we get a handle on the Mars/Venus concept, Gray focuses his Hubble telescope on more nebulous theories, such as 'Men Are Like Rubber Bands' and 'Women Are Like Waves.' (Don't ask.) And in a couple of Ralph Kramden-like asides, Gray advises women to give their Martians plenty of stomping room or bang, zoom, they're going to the moon. 'When a man is in a negative state,' Gray suggests, 'treat him like a passing tornado and lie low.' And: 'Never go into a man's cave or you will be burned by the dragon!' Yikes.
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