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November 16, 2016

Loved It: Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey

Series: Standalone
Format: Mobi
Release Date: January 27, 2009
Publisher: Amistad
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. 

Well, I'll be, ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A MAN is not only sound, it's also accessible, candid, and actionable. SHarvey made no excuses for men's atrocious behavior, some of them are just dogs. What he did was to give pointers on how to spot one, motivate us, women, to take control of the situation and our relationships by having standards, give potential scripts to possible scenarios, and unapologetically telling us women where we usually mess up.

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.










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19 comments:

  1. Yes! You are the first person I know that has read this book! Thank you for covering EXACTLY what I wanted to know about this book. I'm definitely going to give it a try over the holidays. When I get my butt over to the library and renew by card. Grr.

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  2. I do like a man who pays for dinner, I know we are supposed to be all equality! But I had dates, and they never even offered, and then along came the one who offered, haha keeper

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  3. I don't really read books like that but it's always interesting.

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  4. I've enjoyed Steve Harvey's humor over the years, but I didn't realize he was a relationship guru, either. I appreciate insight into the male psyche so it's neat that he offers it through his radio show and his book. Glad it's rubber meets the road stuff.

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  5. I almost picked this one up because it really looked interesting. Now I think I will have to check it out at the library :)

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  6. I used to watch his TV show where he was a principal. I watch some of his game show reruns for Family Feud. I can only imagine that his book would be good too.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  7. I don't read much non-fiction but this sounds awesome...well if I were 20 years younger and single anyway :)

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  8. This kind of book might not work as well here in Europe, Braine. Because I guy wouldn't pay for dinner on a date... nor necessarily plan the date, that's just not how it works here :)
    I'm really glad you enjoyed it so much, though :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  9. Great review! I've been apprehensive about this book for that same reason: not finding Harvey to be a relationship guru or wondering how insightful the book would be. Glad it turned out to be worth the read. Thanks for your honest review.

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  10. I am glad that this was a good read for you and a nice distraction for you during this negative time. I hope it helps you find your Mr. Right. I am rooting for you!

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  11. Oh yay, this does sound like it had beneficial lessons/pointers in it :D

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  12. I feel horrible saying this but when I think of SHarvey, I think of Family Feud. I'm sure I've seen him other places throughout the years but that show just sticks out to me, and he's pretty funny on it. So, I'd imagine that this book is not only informative and enlightening, but also humorous as well. I'll have to see if my library has a copy of this.

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  13. I do enjoy Steve Harvey's TV show. He can be quite amusing, and I really do like his thoughts on things! Glad you liked this one.

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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  14. This is a popular book in the bookstore where I work. I can't tell you how many times I've shelved it. But I'd never read the synopsis. It sounds like a good read though! And no matter that I've been with the same guy for 22 years, I'm always up for understanding how he thinks a little more. LOL I'm happy you took away some good from the read, Braine! <3

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  15. wow I thought he was just a comedian and someone who blubbed the Ms Universe Pageant. Thanks :)

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  16. Glad you enjoyed it, Braine. He's an interesting guy. :)

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  17. Glad to hear this one was informative and the author gave some sound advice!

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  18. I think he is funny, and enjoy watching him on the game show.

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  19. This book was really good, it coincides with how he gives advise to women on his radio show. But I do have such a love/hate relationship with SHarvey, lols! Glad you enjoyed it too.

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