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Testosterone Rex – Myths of Sex, Science, and Society Hardcover – 13 January 2017

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The expression 'essential reading for everyone' is usually untrue as well as a cliché, but if there were a book deserving of that description this might just be it.--Antonia Macaro

A provocative and often fascinating book.

[Fine] convincingly and entertainingly demonstrates that, despite stereotypes, such characteristics as risk-taking, competitiveness and nurturing are not "essential" to one sex over the other and cannot be blamed for the lack of equality between males and females in contemporary society.--Clara Moskowitz

In this witty corrective, psychologist Cordelia Fine examines the fraying "biological big picture" of sexual selection, and corrals findings in evolutionary science, neuroscience and endocrinology to add nuance to it.--Barbara Kiser

Fascinating [and] bold. . . . Fine has written a book that's not only well-researched and convincing but also . . . delightfully humorous.--Barbara J. King

Fine's funny, spiky book gives reason to hope that we've heard Testosterone rex's last roar.--Annie Murphy Paul

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Cordelia Fine, an associate professor at the University of Melbourne, is author of the much-acclaimed Delusions of Gender and A Mind of Its Own.

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