Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid: The Simple Truth to a Complicated Relationship Review

The first thing that I noticed about Women are Crazy, Men Are Stupid: The Simple Truth to a Complicated Relationship by Howard J. Mooris and Jenny Lee is the catchy title. Then, I see the cute cartoon cover. I am not the type that is typically into books that are about relationships. However, something about this book seemed different. My instincts were right. Not only is this book very different, but it is insightful and hilarious!

The authors Morris and Lee are two comedian writers that fell in love. They not only give insight into their relationship, but a lot of the things they talk about relate to most relationships. I often find myself acting crazy for no reason. I have told my husband multiple times in the past "I'm Sorry! I wasn't crazy like this until I started dating you." It is true that love seems to make women crazy. As a woman it is very encouraging to know that their are other crazy women out there. Jenny definitely lays her crazy on the table for all to see and  Howard demonstrates his stupid.

This book is mostly written in the format of he writes and she responds. This format seemed to work out well for the book and for their relationship as well. It's always best to let the woman have the last say, especially when it comes to talking about us being crazy. It was nice to be able to hear the argument from both sides and understand what causes some of the crazy and the stupid. Howard and Jenny address everything from past relationships to shopping to expectations. After reading this book, I feel proud of how Howard has learned from some of his mistakes and it gives women hope that their men will see the light. One thing is clear: women are crazy & men are stupid! Ladies, this book is a must read not only for you, but for the men in your life.

Here is a description of the book:

Since the dawn of time, when the first smitten caveboy tried to woo the object of his affections by shoving her into the mud, men have demonstrated that when it comes to women, they are profoundly stupid. And when it comes to men, women -- no matter how intelligent or mature -- are completely crazy.

Based on the simple yet groundbreaking insight, comedy writers and real-life couple Howard J. Morris and Jenny Lee have devised a relationship guide that is refreshingly honest, completely hilarious, and surprisingly practical. Using their own crazy/stupid romance as an example of these forces in action, they set out to explain why women ask questions that they absolutely do not want answered -- and why men persist in answering them. What are men really thinking -- or crucially, not thinking? Why do women view even the most mundane events through an emotional prism? Why do guys suck at being romantic? And why does every conversation with a woman lead back to whether or not she's fat?

Using wit, hard-earned wisdom, and a highly entertaining he said/she said format, the authors explore the surprising method to his dumbness and the valid reasons behind her insanity, while providing real solutions to perennial relationship problems. By teaching men how and why they're stupid around women and showing women how to "control the crazy" for everybody's sake, Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid helps couples to reach the place where giving isn't giving in, needing isn't needy, and where the sexes can break the dysfunctional patterns and find a way to live lovingly, happily ever after.

You can purchase the book on Amazon here:

I received a free copy of this book to do an honest review. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and I was compensated in no other way.


Jennifer M. said...

Great Review. I wouldn't consider reading to be one of my hobbies, but this looks like a book I just can't pass up. Thank you for sharing!

Crystal said...

Your welcome Jennifer! It is a great book!