Books Review - Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them, Dr. Susan Forward and Joan Torres, Bantam, 1986, $16.95 - Men Who Can't Love, Steven Carter and Julia Sokol, Evans, 1987, $14.95 - Women Men Love, Women Men Leave, Dr. Connell Cowan and Dr. Melvyn Kinder, Crown, 1987, $18.95



Reviewed by Michael F. Shaughnessy, Ph.D.


Typically, in a book review section, books are reviewed independently. However, a plethora of relevant books on interpersonal relationships have appeared and in the interest of brevity the above three books will be reviewed conjointly.

These books deal with women who hate men and the men who love them, in addition to the men who hate women, and the men who love them. Of particular interest is the women who can't love and the men and women who love them. Further, there are men whom women love and the men women leave, as well as the women whom women love and the men whom women leave, as well as the women whom men leave.

There are, of course, women who can't love, but can't leave men, and the men women can't leave. The authors address the issues of leaving men who can't love, and the inability of leaving women who hate men. Therapists will find assistance in helping women who can't love men and gain insight into the hating of men who can't love as well as the loving of women who can't love or leave.

Loving or leaving, take it or leave it, these books offer profound, salient insights into the leaving and loving of men and women who either can't love, can't leave, or can't be left. Don't be left out on the understanding of women that women love to hate, as well as the women that women love to leave, as well as the women that women hate to love, as well as the women that women hate to leave.

The authors address the issues of leaving and loving, living and learning, and hating and loving. These books fill a major void in the psychology of loving and leaving, and hating and leaving. Those who desire insight into the women men hate, the men who love them, the women who can't love, leave, or hate, and the men women love and the men women leave, will be very inspired by these pages. Those therapists who work with women who hate women, men who hate men, women women love, and women women leave, as well as men women love and leave, as well as leave and love, will be richly rewarded by the wisdom in these pages.

These authors anticipate a new series of books shortly on ambivalence, under similar titles.
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Michael F. Shaughnessy is currently Professor of Psychology at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico and Associate Editor of Educational Psychology Review and Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Theory and Research in Education. He has published more than 400 articles in books, journals and relevant literature and has presented in many countries. His current research interests include personality and intelligence, as well as general topics in educational psychology.



1999, by The copyright holder of The Primal Whimper, Wry-Bred Press. Reproduced with permission.

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