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Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man

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Steve Harvey, the host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, can't count the number of impressive women he's met over the years, whether it's through the "Strawberry Letters" segment of his program or while on tour for his comedy shows. These are women who can run a small business, keep a household with three kids in tiptop shape, and chair a church group all at the same time. Yet when it comes to relationships, they can't figure out what makes men tick. Why? According to Steve it's because they're asking other women for advice when no one but another man can tell them how to find and keep a man. In Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve lets women inside the mindset of a man and sheds lights on concepts and questions such as:

—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.

— And more...

Sometimes funny, sometimes direct, but always truthful, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is a book you must read if you want to understand how men think when it comes to relationships.

Steve Harvey, the host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, can't count the number of impressive women he's met over the years, whether it's through the "Strawberry Letters" segment of his program or while on tour for his comedy shows. These are women who can run a small business, keep a household with three kids in tiptop shape, and chair a church group all at the same time. Yet when it comes to relationships, they can't figure out what makes men tick. Why? According to Steve it's because they're asking other women for advice when no one but another man can tell them how to find and keep a man. In Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve lets women inside the mindset of a man and sheds lights on concepts and questions such as:

—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.

— And more...

Sometimes funny, sometimes direct, but always truthful, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is a book you must read if you want to understand how men think when it comes to relationships.

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Publish date: Oct 6, 2009
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Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9780061964497
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lycomayflower reviewed this
Rated 3/5
Mrg. A few kernels of wisdom here about the ways men and women tend to think differently about love, but mostly reductionist. And the tone put my back up.
edspicer_1 reviewed this
This is the book to read if you have ever wanted to understand you boyfriend’s perspective in your relationship. It helps you decipher what he’s really thinking about your relationship. Even if you no in a relationship it helps you become a better partner for future relationships. If you’re a hopeless romantic with standards like me, this is a great book that inspires hope that a good guy is out there. This book helps show girls the difference between guys who want some and the ones who actually want a future with you. I read this book because of the author is the amazing and funny Harvey. The fact that it was written by him and that it is a book about relationships made me interested in the make perspective on relationships. I started reading it because I thought it could help me understand what a real relationship should be like. After I read it, it solidified that it’s okay to have standards. Instead of telling me to change it supported the idea that having standards was a good thing.
kelly9s reviewed this
Rated 3/5
This was a fun quick read.... I don't think it revealed anything that most mature women have already known, or learned through trial and error... LOL. But the book was fun and made me laugh. I was highlighting like a mad woman on this one. I actually checked it out of the public library. Hardly any waiting list.
InDivinis reviewed this
Rated 5/5
This is a really helpful book. Yes, it's a bit old fashioned. And I get it that it can put some backs up. However, I've been signed up for newsletters from various relationship coaches and more or less they all teach the same things that Steve here does. They just use a slightly different language to express themselves. A language that appeals more to the independent woman today. But they essentially teach the same thing and that is that when we as women are at work, we are in our masculine mode, which helps us achieve goals and focus on tasks on hand. Now for the most part, we do not know how to switch from that masculine mode into more feminine one, once the job is done and we are at home. The relationships can not be successful if you have the same energy competing with each other. You have to have the opposite in order to maintain attraction. Even in homosexual relationships, there is always one partner that carries a more feminine charge and the other with a masculine one. And one is not better then the other, they have different functions and they work the best in tandem, together. Which is what Steve teaches. In his book here, he is showing us the strengths and weaknesses of both. And he has managed to do that in a very light, funny and approachable way. So my advice is, open your mind and read the book. Think about what he says and read up some more on definitions of masculine and feminine. Because as an independent woman, I personally agree with him, we really have lost the art of just being women. We are so busy striving and achieving, that we either forgot or like in my case, never learned to just be. To sit back and just be. To allow a man to just be a man. And Steve here never suggests that we can't have both.-busy and independent careers and great relationships. But as we already know how to have busy carers and be independent, he is teaching us how to create great and successful relationships too by telling us the blunt truths about who and what man are and what is it that they are looking for. No princess fairy tales that most of us have been fed by media and Hollywood.
rmboland reviewed this
Rated 1/5
Ok so, I definitely have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I admire the fact that Steve Harvey gives it to you straight and without a TRACE of subtlety (or sugar-coating if you will), the reasons why the majority of men ARE the way they are, and why we, as women, are unknowingly encouraging them to continue bad habits. He made some very valid points, though I felt that many of them should ALREADY be obvious to woman everywhere (i.e. set standards for yourself, RESPECT yourself in order to be respected, don't accept being just his "plaything"....like, cmon now).On the other hand-and I suppose this has a lot to do with the fact that I was raised in a time where chivalry was (and still IS) unheard of, and feminist views were strongly imparted in schools and within society- I simply cannot accept Steve's obvious conclusion that women need to put forth MORE than half the effort to land a GOOD man. Steve even goes on to (indirectly) blame women for their cheating spouses; their child's uninvolved father. Call me young and ignorant, but the real truth here, is that boys in this day and age just AREN'T being taught to be REAL MEN anymore. Someone needs to write THEM a self-help book on how to smarten the HELL up.Overall, I recommend this book for those with an open mind and a need to understand our male counterparts a little better-just take what you need from it.End venting.
philae_02 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
While working, a library customer approached me asking for this particular book. And at once, I was intrigued by both her interest and the title. Once I started reading, I thought to myself: “Where was this book when I was dating?” Steve Harvey offers practical advice for all ladies to the inner workings of the male mind; namely how they view themselves among other men and in society. In a nutshell, men view themselves in three categories: 1. Who they are, 2. What they do, and 3. How much he makes. And if he has all three things together, then he can focus on adding a woman into their lives.Harvey offers advice on how to be a “keeper” instead of a “throwback,” what 3 things men are looking for in a woman (1. Support, 2, Loyalty, and 3, the “Cookie”). But Harvey’s quote about the fear of failure really spoke to me. “The number one cause of failure in this country is the fear of failure.” This can be applied to roughly everything. But in context, he was talking about not being afraid to lose your man just because you’re afraid you’ll find no one afterwards.
debisreading reviewed this
Rated 3/5
I am torn by this book. On the one hand it's true, on the other, it's disturbing. The thing I liked least about the book is that Harvey seems to think women should accept men while changing themselves...to please the man. Um, okay, while I am willing to admit that he's right about what a man would like and how he thinks, I'm wondering if he'll right a sequel telling MEN what we like and how we think. We have dozens of magazines telling us all about how to please men. When is someone going to address us and our needs?????? However, aside from my obvious distaste for the motives of this book, yes, it is well written, well thought out and yes, sad to say, probably true.
misssmith4_1 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
At first, I was hesitant about selecting this item for a School Library Media Center’s collection but was pleased to see that it is recommended for ninth through twelfth graders by Follett’s Titlewave. In addition, when I read Kam Williams’ review his suggested target audience would fit most of the students who I have worked with in alternative school settings. Therefore, I might not recommend this book for all high school Media Centers but I would suggest it for populations where female students would be interested in reading a fun yet informative book about dating relationships and/or males who want to know what Steve Harvey is telling young ladies about them as this book would meet high interest and possibly low reading level in an urban setting.
crazy4reading reviewed this
Rated 4/5
This book has been sitting on my TBR pile for about a year and I decided to read this book now for a few reasons. One of the reasons is I had seen Steve Harvey on the Dr. Phil Show promoting this very book. Reason number 2 is with the problems I am currently having in my marriage I thought this book could possibly enlighten me about men. Now you know there is a third reason, always a third reason. The third reason is because I had read Maria Bastillo's book Act Like a Gentleman, Think Like a Woman, (Absolutely wonderful book), which was written in response to this book. Those are the reasons I decided to read Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man.So far I have to say this book is funny, informative and is proof that women are superior to men. Okay now that I have your attention you maybe asking yourself why I say women are superior to men. I will just say that is my opinion. The reason I feel that way is because from just reading 50 pages, I feel that men have no depth to their personalities. Women can handle a lot while a man can only handle 3 things and that is to Profess their love for you, (possibly only once in a blue moon), provide for you and protect you and that is it. Men think that is all that matters, those are important yet a true man can grow and learn to add more to their personalities. Women are able to achieve those 3 elements and also include nurturing, listening, friendship and we can also make sure you get the best damn "cookie" in the bedroom without thinking of ourselves. Yes that is how I feel from reading 50 pages.Now this book is written in 3 parts. Part 1 is the Mind Set of a Man. My first two paragraphs about sum that section up. Part 2: Why Men do What they do. I could say a few choice words or statements to answer this question but I will wait till late to voice them. Part 3: The Playbook: How to win the Game (Do we really want to?). By winning the game Steve is implying that all women want is the ring.So I have read part 2 and still I believe that women are superior to men. I also feel that men are very self centered. Now part two discusses Why men are the way they are. Well I will try to say this as nice as possible,Men don't think with their brains, they think with their... you know what they think with. In this book Steve Harvey "enlightens" women to the fact that men do what they do because they can. I have to say that is true, or better yet I will say me do what they do because they think they can. This section informs us that men only want one thing from women and I don't have to tell you what it is. Men also think about women in two ways either a Keeper or a Throw back. Also covered in this section is Why Men Cheat. From personal experience I have to say men cheat because they are a**holes, idiots, and only care about themselves. I do have to say that I found the cheating chapter informative and did help me in realizing that I don't want to be with a man who cheats. Once a man cheats he is always going to be a cheater. Even after being married for 21 years, he will always be a cheater. This section can be helpful if you are open to actually realizing that things about yourself, men and how you handle relationships.Now onto the Playbook, so that us women can win the true man of our dreams!!! I have to tell you I wrote in this book. Don't get mad or angry, I usually don't write in books but this section allows it and so I decided to do it. So that I can set my standards and get the respect I deserve from a man.The third section tells us how to get the final prize of the ring. Steve Harvey reiterates over and over again that men are simple beings. They don't think as much about commitment as women do. I found this section very informative in telling women what to do and not to do to gain the commitment they want. Women should not get into deep with a man before asking questions. Steve mentions 5 questions we should ask over a period of time and before giving up the cookie.There is so much a woman will learn from reading Act Like a Lady, Think like a Man. You will gain a better understanding of how 2 dimensional men really are. Now that I have read Steve Harvey's book I am hoping to try some of his suggestions mentioned in the book. I also found myself analyzing my current relationship which seems on the verge of a divorce. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is a wonderful book for all women to read.Remember Women to always act Like a Lady, because it will make your man happy!!!
muttix3 reviewed this
Rated 2/5
I came into this book with high expectations. I thought that I would get an insight into a man's point of view. Instead I walked into a book out of the 50s. Harvey talked about the need for women to supply their men with sex, lest they go elsewhere. The way that he referred to men was as if they were children, unable to control their impulses. And women were the mothers and enablers. All in all, I was disgusted by this line of thought. I like Steve Harvey as a comedian but that is all. Should he write anything else, I won't be reading it.

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