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I'm with Stupid: One Man. One Woman. 10,000 Years of Misunderstanding Between the Sexes Cleared Right Up


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Is God male or female? Why do women, but not men, flush public toilets with their feet? Why are men, but not women, obsessed with parallel parking? Why do women, but not men, leave eleven-minute messages on answering machines? Why do men feel guilty about nothing, and women feel guilty about everything? Was Marilyn Monroe...fat?

These philosophical quandaries, and more, are finally debated in I'm with Stupid, an uproariously funny dialogue between Gene Weingarten, the gleefully misogynistic Washington Post humor columnist, and Gina Barreca, the gleefully feminist University of Connecticut professor.

The first significant book about men and women actually written by a man and a woman, I'm with Stupid is privy to the dark secrets of both sexes. It's not a lecture, but an extended argument, a combustion of viewpoints that winds up unearthing startling truths. In the words of Gene and Gina: "Our Mars and Venus breach their orbits and collide in a screaming fireball from Hell."

The subject matter spans art and expression, science and technology, politics and history, spirituality and religion, sex and sexuality, as well as the complex etiology, sociology, and etymology of dirty jokes. Men: Learn at last how to know for sure when you are having a fight. Women: Learn what he really means when he says "I'm sorry." Take sides as Gene and Gina face off in a haggling challenge in which the winner manages to get the lowest price for a Mercedes S500. Or just take in the show.

I'm with Stupid is the book that finally establishes, conclusively, that women are funnier than men. And vice versa.


One Man. One Woman.

10,000 Years of Misunderstanding Between the Sexes Cleared Right Up


One Man. One Woman.

10,000 Years of Misunderstanding Between the Sexes Cleared Right Up

About the Author

Gene Weingarten writes "Below the Beltway," a humor column for The Washington Post Magazine, and is the author of The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life. And Death.

Table of Contents

andlt;Bandgt;Contentsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Introductionandlt;/Bandgt; The Phlogiston Theory of Sexual Relations, or Why This Book Will Change Your Life andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;1andlt;/Bandgt; Sex and the Single Cell: How It All Began andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;2andlt;/Bandgt; It's Not Merely Amusing — It's Historical andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;3andlt;/Bandgt; Are You Male or Female? (Don't Be So Sure) andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;4andlt;/Bandgt; Men and Women Are Funny. Just Not to Each Other. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;5andlt;/Bandgt; Pulp Friction andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;6andlt;/Bandgt; Cooking, Washing, and Irony andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;7andlt;/Bandgt; You and I Make Whee andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;8andlt;/Bandgt; Why We Are Screwed: The Inordinate Importance of Sex andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;9andlt;/Bandgt; The Body Impolitic andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;10andlt;/Bandgt; Why Do Fowls Fall in Love? (A Treatise on Desire) andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;11andlt;/Bandgt; Marriage: It Takes Two to Tangle andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;12andlt;/Bandgt; Infidelity: Get Out Your Hanky. And Your Panky. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;13andlt;/Bandgt; Playing Dumb: Our Secret Pleasures andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;14andlt;/Bandgt; The Joy of Sexism (Part I — Jokes That Offend Women) andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;15andlt;/Bandgt; The Joy of Sexism (Part II — Jokes That Castrate Men) andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;16andlt;/Bandgt; A Short Commercial Break andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;17andlt;/Bandgt; Sports, Penises, and Other Extremities andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;18andlt;/Bandgt; Compatibility: Be Careful with That Match andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;19andlt;/Bandgt; Is Your Relationship Going Anywhere? andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;20andlt;/Bandgt; Movies: A Disagreement of Cinematic Proportions andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;21andlt;/Bandgt; Bathroom Humor andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;22andlt;/Bandgt; C'mon, Baby — What Are You Afraid Of? andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;23andlt;/Bandgt; It's the Money, Honey (Part I — The Challenge) andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;24andlt;/Bandgt; It's the Money, Honey (Part II — The Test) andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;25andlt;/Bandgt; Fighting Like Cats and Doggerel andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;The Final Chapterandlt;/Bandgt; Until We Meet andlt;Sandgt;Againandlt;/Sandgt; andlt;BRandgt;

Product Details

Weingarten, Gene
Simon & Schuster
Barreca, Gina
American - General
Gender Studies
Sex role
Sex differences (psychology)
Topic - Relationships
General Humor
Edition Description:
Publication Date:
January 2006
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1 photo; b/w line drawings t/o
8.44 x 5.5 in 11.34 oz

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