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I picked this up because I loved the cover and the title, but alas, the content did not measure up. The book was okay--not atrociously written, mildly interesting throughout--but the content just wasn't new enough for me I suppose. My continual reaction was, "Well, yeah, obviously." In addition to "nothing I didn't already know or could logically intuit" points loss, Wolf also seemed unable to decide whether she was writing a scientific or a personal book; she'd switch between personal anecdotes to APA-style restating of her thesis in unemotional language at the turn of a page. A commitment to either impulse would have served the book better.