If you Google image search “Dan Abrams,” along with his pretty mug, you will also see quite a few beautiful women. In this age, that is something of an accomplishment. (Some he even dated!) Paired with a law degree, that is enough of a qualification to write a book entitled Man Down: Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt That Women Are Better Cops, Drivers, Gamblers, Spies, World Leaders, Beer Tasters, Hedge Fund Managers, and Just About Everything Else. Abrams, of course, is also a man of many hustles, including: NBC chief legal analyst, media consultant, television host, and budding blog mogul with the Mediaite network, where he (disclosure!) employed me for a time. He’s adding author (and feminist?) to his arsenal of trades (and pick-up lines!), just in time for Mother’s Day. Page Six has the scoop — er, press release — or, ah, you know:
Msnbc legal eagle Dan Abrams is making the case for women, literally. He’s inked a six-figure deal with Abrams Books (no relation) to chronicle ways women are superior to men. In “Man Down,” he’ll present studies, polls and other “evidence” to prove that women actually best the boys in typically male areas like gambling and enduring pain, and even make better hedge-fund managers and cops.
As you have been researching and writing this, would you say you’ve become more of an expert on women?
I don’t have any unique insight into women. I mean come on, I’m a fortysomething childless, single guy.
Alternatively: Something about buying the cow and free milk. Dig?
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 11, 2010