Thats Men is a collection of articles taken from the authors column of the same name, which has been appearing weekly in the Irish Times health supplement HEALTHplus for the last number of years. Men have welcomed the column but so have women, especially when it deals with relationships.
The articles included here mirror the diversity and sometimes contrariness of life. Issues such as the importance of fathers, living with post-natal depression, the joys of sleeping in separate bedrooms, whether men are more likely than women to be sent to the doghouse, accepting conflict in relationships and the very real difficulties in communication between the genders are all addressed.
If youre a man, buy this book for yourself; if youre a woman, buy this book for the man in your life.
Padraig O'Morain is a counsellor and men's columnist.
If youve never read the weekly column in The Irish Times in the health supplement which has ran for a number of years, you are sorely missing out. The articles contained are informative, funny, entertaining and you feel as though youve learnt something after reading a few. Its great for any woman trying to figure out her man, or for a man who can realise that he isnt alone in what he feels. I especially enjoyed the sections that dealt with relationships and self confidence, something that many men can lack.
- Aine Toner, Womans Way Review - 26th August, 2008
Irish Times columnist P?ídraig O Mor?íin last night launched his book, Thats Men, a collection of the best of his "Thats Men" columns which feature in The Irish Times HealthPlus supplement each week. The book contains more than 60 columns that have appeared to date on topics ranging from mens health and behaviour to fatherhood. It also includes the most popular of all his columns, which asked the question: "What are the four scariest words a woman can utter to a man?"
- Steven Carroll, Irish Times, May 2008