The Genius Of Women

by Janice Kaplan
The Genius Of Women
  • ISBN-13: 9781524744212
  • Author(s): Janice Kaplan
  • Subject: Social services & welfare, criminology
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Dutton
  • Publication Date: 20-02-2020
  • Format: h/b

Availability: In stock

£22.99
As long as the word genius has existed it's been narrowly defined and understood. Surveys show that when anyone, male or female, is asked to name a genius, the answers are predictable - Albert Einstein. Leonardo Da Vinci. Steve Jobs. But when the same group of people are asked to name a female genius, they can only come up with ONE name: Marie Curie. Janice Kaplan, the New York Times bestselling author of The Gratitude Diaries, set out to find out why, using her unique mix of memoir, narrative, and a sprinkling of self-help. Through interviews with neuroscientists, psychologists, and yes, a large number of actual female geniuses, she proves in this book that genius isn't just about talent - it's about having that talent recognised, both historically, and, surprisingly, today.
About the book

As long as the word genius has existed it's been narrowly defined and understood. Surveys show that when anyone, male or female, is asked to name a genius, the answers are predictable - Albert Einstein. Leonardo Da Vinci. Steve Jobs. But when the same group of people are asked to name a female genius, they can only come up with ONE name: Marie Curie. Janice Kaplan, the New York Times bestselling author of The Gratitude Diaries, set out to find out why, using her unique mix of memoir, narrative, and a sprinkling of self-help. Through interviews with neuroscientists, psychologists, and yes, a large number of actual female geniuses, she proves in this book that genius isn't just about talent - it's about having that talent recognised, both historically, and, surprisingly, today.