Book Review – Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment
by Steve Harvey
These days most of the talk among single woman is about relationships and finding men who are willing and even more importantly happy to commit. Single women search for opinions and advice from anyone they believe is experienced and will give them the hard truths and I believe it is for this reason, why this book has become such a popular read.
I was hesitant about the advice Steve Harvey, popular comedian, “King of Comedy” would provide. Would this be another big joke about what could be considered a serious and sometimes depressing issue for women? However, Harvey has partnered with relationship expert, and columnist for Parentingmagazine Denene Millner to help women understand what men really think about relationships, intimacy and commitment.
In Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Harvey and Millner provide their readers, which we will assume are predominantly women with direct and often comical information to help in dealing with and understanding men.
Harvey, decided to write this relationship book after his advice from the “Ask Steve” segment of his popular syndicated radio show, the Steve Harvey Morning Show, became very popular and men and women began asking when he would write a book. Act like a Lady, Think Like a Man is divided into 3 sections and 15 chapters exploring common scenarios that women will encounter in their quest for a long –term committed relationship: dealing with but not limited to; how men view sex, mama’s boys, cheaters, and marriage.
This book is written in a conversational style and provides advice in the way one would expect coming from their big brother, cousin or best friend. The information is easy to relate to and Harvey comes across as a close male friend providing you with the real truths and basically the inside scoop on men, their thoughts and their view on women and relationships.
Overall, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is enjoyable, entertaining and sometimes “slap your knees” hilarious, while allowing the reader to empathize with several of the case studies used in the book.
This book when you really think about it provides women with the advice they have heard before, but decided to turn a blind eye or deaf ear to. Harvey doesn’t really explore new areas of advice and issues. Actually much of what is written has been written before by several authors. However, Harvey does bring it to the forefront of our minds once again, telling it as brutally honest as we could think of getting it and it’s that honesty that is truly appreciated and quite enjoyed.
Submitted by Kathy C., Atlanta, GA