Yes, I'm interested. It's now in my Amazon cart.
This is by far the best book I've encountered on the work of Stanley Kubrick, but I don't know if you have any interest.
I think you won that argument, by the way. Women read more books than men. Women certainly read more fiction than men. It didn't always used to be this way.
Back to the controversial early part of this thread, in which my anecdotal argument that women read more than men was challenged repeatedly, here's this from today's New York Times:
Women also buy more books than men do — by a ratio of about 3 to 1, according to a survey last year by Bowker, a research firm for publishers
I guess the next step is to argue that women aren't buying books for themselves but for the men in their lives. Or something like that. But I'll stick to the premise: Guys don't read. At least not as much as women do.
The trouble is when we start trying to draw conclusions from these facts. What does it mean that women read more fiction than men? Does this fact say something about gender differences? Books are marketed more to women than to men, but that's the market supply responding to consumer demand. The majority of reading by the modern day public consists of trite, cliched, poorly written best-sellers. But that's a distinct phenomenon not related to the gender reading gap once you look at the majority of reading of most men.
Edited by Persiflage, 24 January 2012 - 06:57 PM.