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Cordelia Fine is a Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of much-acclaimed A Mind of Its Own (Icon, 2006) and Delusions of Gender (Icon, 2010), described as 'a truly startling book' by the Independent, 'droll yet deeply serious' by New Scientist and an important book'; 'as enjoyable as it is timely and interesting'; by the West Australian.

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'Every man and woman should read this book on gender bias. Testosterone Rex is an important, yet wickedly witty, book about the 21st century which touches on the current debates around identity and turns everything on its head. Pressingly contemporary, it's the ideal companion read to sit alongside The Handmaid's Tale and The Power.' -- Judges, 2017 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize

`Fine's gift for rendering complex neurological concepts comprehensible is one of the many reasons why her book is so brilliant. She writes like a dream, not just by the lifelessly humble standards of most scientific prose, but by any literary measure, and her book sparkles with pithy wit.'

-- Decca Aitkenhead, Guardian

`If you've ever thought that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, or that men don't listen and women can't read maps, this book is for you. 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
'Testosterone Rex is packed with convincing evidence and astonishing facts, all of which seem so important that everybody should be made to read all of it immediately, or at least before typing another word on Twitter about political correctness gone mad.' -- Katy Guest, The Pool
`Testosterone Rex is one of those rare books that manages to effortlessly mix science, social commentary and a call to arms. It is witty, robust and angry but provides a new take - and new evidence - that helps us answer the age old question of where women stand in the world.' -- Kit de Waal
'Fine knocks it out of the park with her smart and eye-opening Testosterone Rex ... After reading it, my new resolution is to never say "Boys will be boys" again. Because while boys are, of course, boys, we owe it to them-and to girls-to understand that they are not defined by this single hormone.'
-- Adrian Laing, The Amazon Book Review Editor
`Testosterone Rex is an important book. It helps us think about the kind of society we expect to see or hope to build. It questions whether we have to accept existing gendered norms about male and female behaviour.' -- Sian Norris, Open Democracy

'Watching Fine take these gendered claims painstakingly, methodically, devastatingly to pieces should rank among the great works of art that humanity has ever produced. Buy a box set of this and Delusions of Gender. Buy twelve. Distribute them to your loved ones. Absolutely everyone in the world should read it. You'll thank me later.'

-- Reading the End

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