Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
Kyla P. Woods
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION 301
DECEMBER 27, 2010
DR. TICEY HOSLEY
This book in my opinion sheds so much light on the way a man’s mind operates. Let’s take a minute to evaluate the “Men are from Mars, and Women are from Venus” theory.
After reading the assignment it didn’t take long for me to make my decision on a book that has been considered highly influential and a reference for many, especially women. “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” written by Steve Harvey was an excellent read from cover to cover. The title spoke volumes! This novel on relationships, intimacy, and commitment had a section everyone could relate to. There was so much helpful information on proper communication throughout the entire book; he lets you explore everything from a man’s point of view. From chapter to chapter I found myself sitting in , seeing so much from a new perspective, a man’s perspective and saying to myself ”Wow that really makes sense.” The purpose of this book is to coach women on how to achieve a solid relationship whether they are dating, engaged or married. Harvey gives specific questions they are vital in foreseeing where the relationship could possibly be headed. For example, “What are your short/long term goals?” That question leaves no room for doubt on this person’s drive and where they are in their own life before they try to be a part of yours. He believes men need to be in a certain place in life before they can give a woman a lifetime commitment. He even refers to men that are still playing the field as “Sports Fishers” meaning they catch a fish check it out, play with it for a little while, only to throw it back with no intent of actually taking one home. I thought the analogy was comical and made perfect sense. Now everyone didn’t see the book in a positive light as I did. There are many naysayers they call this book chauvinistic and extremely egotistical. Their argument...
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