Thursday, April 9, 2009

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey, comedian and host of the nationally syndicated “Steve Harvey Morning Show” is now a best-selling author. This number one best-selling book has truly been a hit. It has blown away so many readers. The comedy that we have come to love from Steve Harvey is all throughout this book. Amidst the humor, there is actually some practical relationship advice.

 Harvey discusses these topics –
  • 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.

Harvey has an interesting viewpoint of how relationships between a man and a woman should be.  "Old-fashioned” concepts are praised. A man should be a man and a lady should be a lady. What’s wrong with that? That is how it should be.
Men are simple. Women aren’t. Obviously, men and women are different. Harvey provides insight into how a man really thinks. If you want to know about men, ask a man. For example, Harvey candidly explains how a man feels about the words “I want 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.”

Harvey helps us to bridge the gap between the sexes and laugh about it. No wonder this book is a hit.

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