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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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"A provocative and often fascinating book." -- The Economist "Cordelia Fine's Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society does the public service of deconstructing the biological and societal tenets on which the continued inequality of the sexes is largely founded. . . . Using humor and her uniquely accessible academic writing style, . . . [Fine disrupts] what we think we know about gender difference." -- Katie Klabusich - Rewire "[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 - Scientific American "In addition to being hopeful, Fine is also angry. We should all be angry. Testosterone Rex is a debunking rumble that ought to inspire a roar." -- The Guardian "The expression `essential reading for everyone' is usually untrue as well as a cliche, but if there were a book deserving of that description this might just be it." -- Antonia Macaro - Financial Times "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 - Nature, "Best Science Picks" "Fascinating [and] bold. . . . Fine has written a book that's not only well-researched and convincing but also . . . delightfully humorous." -- Barbara J. King - NPR "Fine's funny, spiky book gives reason to hope that we've heard Testosterone rex's last roar." -- Annie Murphy Paul - New York Times Book Review

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