Louann Brizendine, M.D., a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the National Board of Medical Examiners, is an endowed clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. She is founder and director of the Women's Mood and Hormone Clinic. After receiving her degree in neurobiology at University of California, Berkeley, and her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, she completed an internship and residency in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She has served as faculty at both Harvard and UCSF. She sits on the boards of peer reviewed journals and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards.
"Finally, a satisfying answer to Freud's question, 'What does a woman want?' Louann Brizendine has done a great favor for every man who wants to understand the puzzling women in his life. A breezy and enlightening guide to women--and a must-read for men." --Daniel Goleman, author of Social Intelligence "The Female Brain is sassy, witty, reassuring, and great fun. All women--and the men who love them--should read this book." --Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of The Wisdom of Menopause "Louann Brizendine has been a pioneer in using medical science to empower her women patients. Now she seeks to share her hard-won knowledge with a wider audience. The result is a timely, insightful, readable, and altogether magnificent book." --Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, author of Mother Nature "An eye-opening account of the biological foundations of human behavior. Destined to become a classic in the field of gender studies." --Marilyn Yalom, author of A History of the Breast "In a breezy, playful style, Brizendine follows the development of women's brains from birth through the teen years, to courting, pregnancy, childbirth and child-rearing, and on to menopause and beyond." --Deborah Tannen, Washington Post