Picks and Pans Review: What Men Won't Tell You but Women Need to Know

updated 02/19/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/19/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Bob Berkowitz with Roger Gittines

These three supersober, self-evident books all seem to be dedicated to the premise that men are extraordinarily baffling human beings, much as Rubik's Cubes are extraordinarily baffling rectangular objects.

Kahn, a relationship counselor, and humorist-ad executive Rudnitsky (NAL, $I6.95) offer such revelations as "lying about where he spent an evening or who he was with" is typical "evidence of antisocial behavior" by a man. They point out elsewhere, "If he suggests coffee or a drink after the movie, you know he's warming up!"

De Angelis (Delacorte, $17.95), creator of the Making Love Work seminar, offers a rather odd theory: "Men have a more difficult time expressing themselves and simultaneously performing a task than women do."

Berkowitz, a Financial News Network talk show host, collaborating with freelance writer Gittines (Morrow, $16.95), makes a strange confession: "The truth of the matter is that part of being a guy is being a jerk. I don't think it's such a bad thing."

So to save anyone who cares a cumulative $51.85, here are in fact the only things women need to know about men: (1) men know that there is no logical reason why the toilet seat should always be left down; (2) they believe that Roseanne Barr is not as attractive as Michelle Pfeiffer; (3) they don't like to vacuum.

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