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BOOK REVIEW: Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man

BOOK REVIEW: Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey | DateOxygen.com
TITLE: Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man

AUTHOR: Steve Harvey

GENRE: Relationships

BUY: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Half.com


Steve Harvey, the host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, can’t count the number of impressive women he’s met over the years, whether it’s through the “Strawberry Letters” segment of his program or while on tour for his comedy shows. These are women who can run a small business, keep a household with three kids in tiptop shape, and chair a church group all at the same time. Yet when it comes to relationships, they can’t figure out what makes men tick. Why? According to Steve it’s because they’re asking other women for advice when no one but another man can tell them how to find and keep a man. In Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve lets women inside the mindset of a man and sheds lights on concepts and questions such as:

–The Ninety Day Rule: Ford requires it of its employees. Should you require it of your man?

–How to spot a mama’s boy and what if anything you can do about it.

–When to introduce the kids. And what to read into the first interaction between your date and your kids.

–The five questions every woman should ask a man to determine how serious he is.

— And more…

Sometimes funny, sometimes direct, but always truthful, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is a book you must read if you want to understand how men think when it comes to relationships. ~ Goodreads.com

 A Helpful & Humorous ‘MAN’-ual

I was one year out of an almost 20-year marriage and my post-marriage dating was revealing a surprising gap in my knowledge.

After more than 40 years on this earth, more than half spent in a relationships, it’s clear that I’m still pretty clueless about men. Yes, my ex is one…technically. This past year has confirmed my long-time suspicion that he is not a typical one. My current guy, who also happens to be German, most definitely is…and, as a direct result, often befuddles me.

I decided to conduct an immediate investigation of all things male in the hopes of clearing up some of my confusion.

My first step was to find a book about men written by a man. I remembered a hysterical conversation between Oprah and comedian Steve Harvey. As far as I’m concerned, being a man and a comedian make Mr. Harvey an expert on men. But, seriously, his resumé has some legitimate substance.

As host of the syndicated radio show “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” he has fielded hundreds of “man questions” from confused women and interviewed an equal amount of men. This gave him a lot of fodder, which he decided to share with the world. The result is an insightful and balanced “man”-ual that will not only guide, but entertain, women – especially those looking to be in a solid, committed relationship.

Will Steve be getting a Pulitzer any time soon? Not a chance. Don’t focus on his writing, but on his honesty and fairness as he pokes equal fun at the common traits and oft-repeated misbehaviors of both genders.

I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Harvey that men and women are wired differently and their respective behaviors are a direct result of how the wires connect. His goal is clearly to empower women and protect them from those men who seek to objectify and use them, which is why this is a worthwhile read.

Check out Making Sense of Men for more insight into the male species.


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