Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Steve Harvey: Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man

There is a lot of buzz about Steve Harvey’s new book Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man. Everybody and their mother was talking about this book. I never had interest in reading this book, because I assumed it was a pointless book with limited humor. What could Steve Harvey possibly say that I don’t already know. I didn’t understand how this book made the New York Times Best Selling List.

Being the curious person that I am, I brought the book to see for myself what’s all the buzz about. It was hard to read the book, because my sister kept stealing it and telling me about upcoming material I haven’t read yet. Trust me that’s a good sign if she reads the book!

To my surprise, Steve Harvey offered insight on a man’s perspective and how they think and react. This book provides knowledge that every woman's father should share with her. Steve Harvey stresses that it’s important for a woman to maintain their standards and requirements in their relationships with men. Throughout the book, he keeps his readers attention by using humor and being truthful.

Some of his topics:
1.      "Three P's" (Profess, Provide and Protect)
2.      A Keeper or Sportfish
3.      MaMa boys
4.      90 Day Rule
Here’s an excerpt:
"We Need to Talk," and Other Words That Make Men Run for Cover

"We need to talk."

For a man, few words are as menacing as those four—especially when a woman is the one saying them and he's on the receiving end. Those four words can mean only two things to men: either we did something wrong or, worse, you really literally just want to talk. Now, we understand that we're not the essence of perfection and there are going to be times when you're mad at us and need to let us know it; we get that, though we don't necessarily want to have to concentrate on an hourlong angry lecture about how we screwed up. But even more? No man wants to sit around gabbing with you like we're one of your girlfriends. Ever. It's just not in our DNA to lounge around, sip coffee, and dab at our eyes with tissue as if we're in an AA meeting or on some psychologist's couch trying to get things off our chest. When men are talking, and especially when they're listening, it's with purpose.

We don't vent.

This book is well written and it’s an easy read. I highly recommend this book!

1 comment:

brittany said...

after reading this blog, I definelty want to read this steve harvey book. It sounds like I would really enjoy it and learn something out of it.