Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man

Cleveland comedian Steve Harvey has reemerged in the spotlight with a new look and a new book. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is Harvey's New York Times Bestseller, coauthored by Denene Millner (a personal favorite), that will soon have everyone talking. With advice on how women can better understand their men and improve their self esteem this book is like an even more blunt He's Just Not That Into You.
Among other things Harvey breaks down the three things men want from women: support, loyalty and "the cookie" (bka sex). "I don't know nobody that don't like cookies!" Harvey said this morning on The Today Show about why he's referring to the act as a delicious treat. And very importantly, the three ways men show love for women: profess-a man will know in the first six months if he wants to keep you or throw you back in the sea (so no more of this waiting for him for two years nonsense); protect-while being nurturing isn't in a man's nature, he wants to keep you out of harms way; and provide-men want to be able to take care of you in some way or another.
Harvey just may be on to something. After two divorces and raising twin daughters he just might be an expert. He urges women to stop lowering their standards and allowing men to take advantage.
I must say I'm definitely excited about his book, but whenever I read these relationship books (which is almost never) I begin to wonder-are men really these ignorant, insensitive, preying, manipulative monsters we can make them out to be? I most definitely know at least one who is, but the majority of them?! I sure hope not. I just don't see men reading about this stuff like some women do. Anyway, I think we could all use a refresher course on respecting and asserting ourselves now and again, and if not, pick it up for your sister, mother, cousin, etc. Who wouldn't want to read a book about cookies?!
by Ciara


  1. i've been thinking about checkin out a copy of this book. I am curious to see what he has to say... I agree that women do need to stop lowering their standards and accepting the trash that alot of men these days seem to be offering for the sake of having a man.

  2. If you check it out be sure to let us know what you think!