Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
Everyone’s heard of the book, but have you ever seen the name sake street name signs side-by-side? I have! But first, here’s the poop on the mega selling book: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus (published in May 1992) is a book by John Gray offering suggestions for improving heterosexual couples’ relationships. The book is based on the idea that members of the two genders have diametrically different communication styles, emotional needs and personal values to each other and that heterosexual couples can use this model to improve their relationship.
As indicated by the title, the book asserts the notion that women and men are as different as beings from different planets. Gray adopts this metaphor as the central theme of all his books and seminars, likening men and women to the classical Roman god Mars and goddess Venus as ideal types. I guess this is their disclaimer that reads and I quote: “Gray says that his “Martians” and “Venusians” are only generalizations and cannot be applied blindly to individuals.”
You can find the Mars & Venus signs exactly side-by-side each other at Mile Marker 10.7 oceanside on US-1. Turn onto Boca Chica Road and drive down about 2.5 miles and you’ll see them on both sides of the road. You know, some folks might find humor in the fact that both lead to DEAD ENDS!
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