Release Date: January 27, 2009
Source: Borrowed via Overdrive
Genre: Relationship Self-Help
The #1 New York Times bestseller from the new guru of relationship advice, Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is an invaluable self-help book that can empower women everywhere to take control of their relationships. The host of a top-rated radio show listened to by millions daily—and of cable TV’s The Steve Harvey Project—Harvey knows what men really think about love, intimacy, and commitment. In Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, the author, media personality, and stand-up comedian gets serious, sharing his wealth of knowledge, insight, and no-nonsense advice for every good woman who wants to find a good man or make her current love last.
After a full day of watching the news that had me feeling all kinds of negative, I tuned into Steve Harvey's afternoon talk show. This episode was about dating, like tips on how to know if the dude is a Player, a Mama's Boy, or a Potential, and it broke down this lady's dating mistakes (so cringe worthy btw). I found myself not only entertained, but actually paying attention!
I've seen both Think Like A Man movies and I didn't know who Steve Harvey was before then, and though I was thoroughly entertained by the films, I didn't really peg SHarvey as a relationship guru. Yet after watching said episode, I got so curious on what else he has to say so I ended up borrowing the book.
My best take away from the book aside from the self-reflecting aspect and SHarvey's own story, it's the part on how to be a strong woman without emasculating your man's oh-so-fragile ego. It can be a slippery slope, while some of it is common sense, some of it I found enlightening. Like regardless of who's making more, let your man pay for your dinner, let him plan your date, let him earn you and your favors because he will value you more. I'm glad I gave ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A MAN a chance, aside from its entertainment value I don't think I'll ever understand the opposite sex so anything that can help me decipher a man's"simple mindedness", I'll take it.