Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man

Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man

What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment

Book - 2014 | Expanded pbk. ed.
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Steve Harvey has updated his classic with new advice and insights. Whether it's why women should enforce a "90-Day Probation Period" before they give their men sexual "benefits" - the way Ford motor company withholds medical and dental benefits until an employee has been on the job for 3 months - or explaining to women why men would rather "fix it" than talk about it, Steve Harvey's advice is always spot-on and laden with warmth and humor. But behind the laughter is his sincere desire to help women understand men. With liberal use of his own adventures in love and courtship, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is an honest, compelling, and realistic examination of how men think about love and sex and what women need to know so that they can set realistic expectations of the men in their life.
Publisher: New York : Amistad, 2014.
Edition: Expanded pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780062351562
Branch Call Number: 306.7 HARVEY
Characteristics: xi, 290 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Millner, Denene


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Jan 29, 2019

As an audiobook, this was quite entertaining. Harvey provided few insights that I found to be helpful. Otherwise, his perspective seemed to be rooted in the traditional understanding of men and women. It was decent, but I don't think that I would recommend it to a friend.

Nov 26, 2016

Having read literally hundreds of self help books, from survivors, to men, communication, relationship... You name it, I rank this at the top with Ellen Kreidman's "Light His Fire" and "Light Her Fire", and "LifeMates " by Harold H. Bloomfield M.D. , and " When I say No I feel Guilty" by Manuel J. smith PhD

I have often watched Steve Harvey speak about dating, men, and what works with men. I read this book, in 2 days, it is easy to read, simply stated, based on his years of experience observing and working with men, and his own life.

It all rings true. I wish I had read this as a teen or even pre teen girl!
He gives clear easy to understand examples, (which at 54 I can see all the classic mistakes I have made over the years, ), facts, all very basic and simple to understand.

He gives questions and guidelines use for our selection process. He give great suggestions on everythng from dress style to when and hw to approach important topics.

I am so glad I read this. It has already changed my perspective when dealing with men. I have always been clueless, and felt powerless. I now feel informed and empowered to make better well informed decisions, and choices in how I present myself, what I will and will not accept, to how I interpret the actions and conversation of the men.

I suggest this book for anyone intersted in dating and understanding men, what drives them , how they think, operate, and how to get the best out of a good relationship with a good man.

Jun 16, 2016

my favorite artist recommended this book and I loved
it.... real lyfe

cmlibrary_jdavison88 Jan 27, 2016

After reading this book, I became very excited to see if the book was similar, and I must say that it is. This book gives you a lot of insight on relationships, and men altogether. We some times become so custom to having a one track mind, and this helps you to change that a little. Enjoyed this book.

Jan 08, 2016

This book is a sexist piece of garbage -- sexist toward both men and women. Also, it seems to cater to people who live a very specific lifestyle with a very specific way of speaking. Basically people who think like Steve Harvey, religion and all. It's just not realistic. Not all men are slobs who just want to watch sports all the time. You know, some men actually have feelings and want more than just sex and women waiting on them. Gee, isn't that a ground-breaking concept? Also, the definition of a strong, independent woman is not (as was described in an example in the book) someone who feels the need to beat a man down if she has the financial upper-hand. That kind of person is an asshole. A strong, independent woman is someone who doesn't need to rely on others for finances, self-confidence, or running her life in general.

I don't even know what else to say about this book. It's just ludicrous.

Mar 16, 2015

I know when he came out with the book and the movie all the men were like "trader" but hey.... us ladies need good advice....not from a girl-friend ,homee but what men think.

Jul 03, 2014

Great book with some great advice :) Love Steve Harvey! Highly recommend!

May 31, 2014

I love this book..... Steve is so real.... Its some situation I can put myself in their shoes

Aug 21, 2013

I live with seven men, all ages. One I married, one brother, one I divorced, four sons. I can tell you, Mr. Harvey knows what he's talking about. Pay Attention! If you want to be in a relationship iwth a man that is successful, this is an excellent book!

Tamikaks Aug 02, 2013

Easy read. very entertaining as well as truth telling. lots of things that make you want to pay attention to.

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Aug 05, 2013

“But remember what drives a man; real men do what they have to do to make sure their people are taken care of, clothed, housed, and reasonably satisfied, and if they're doing anything less than that, they're not men.”

Aug 05, 2013

“All I'm telling you to do is to be smart about it. Know that if this man isn't looking for a serious relationship, you're not going to change his mind just because you two are going on dates and being intimate. You could be the most perfect woman on the Lord's green earth-you're capable of interesting conversation, you cook a mean breakfast, you hand out back rubs like sandwiches, you're independent (which means, to him, that you're not going to be in his pockets)-but if he's not ready for a serious relationship, he going to treat you like sports fish.”


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Aug 21, 2013

DellaV thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 99


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