RaveThe Financial Times (UK)\"Advice is offered on how doctors and surgeons should avoid his mistakes, especially regarding communication and empathy, which he believes, like exercise, is hard work. But the book is far more than a \'how to\' manual. It is a beautifully written collection of memories, thoughts and life lessons encompassing marriage and break-ups, a fear of dementia and climate change, an obsession with woodwork, and a compulsion for making things, despite constructing roofs that always leak ... Interspersed among these memories are often brilliant descriptions of how parts of the brain work ... By sharing his findings, And Finally will no doubt prompt others to contemplate their own existence and, more importantly, recognize what is truly worth living for.\
RaveThe Financial TimesRippon takes a scalpel to the research surrounding sex differences in the brain with precision and humour ... Rippon rightly includes the impact of misleading media reporting and the effects of living in a society that assumes all girls like pink and women can’t read maps ... The context and examples cited throughout are fascinating — from the Tomboy Index to how playing Tetris can easily change the results of a mental rotation performance study ... examples are what makes The Gendered Brain so enjoyable. The chapter on the social brain is particularly enlightening.