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Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man [Kindle Edition]

Steve Harvey
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,926 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“Harvey offers surprising insights into the male mentality and gives women strategies for taming that unruly beast.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

“Women should listen to Steve Harvey when it comes to what a good man is about. Steve Harvey dispenses a lot of fabulous information about men.”
—Aretha Franklin

The #1 New York Times bestseller from the new guru of relationship advice, Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is an invaluable self-help book that can empower women everywhere to take control of their relationships. The host of a top-rated radio show listened to by millions daily—and of cable TV’s The Steve Harvey Project—Harvey knows what men really think about love, intimacy, and commitment. In Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, the author, media personality, and stand-up comedian gets serious, sharing his wealth of knowledge, insight, and no-nonsense advice for every good woman who wants to find a good man or make her current love last.

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As a popular comedian, radio host and red-blooded male, Harvey doesn't have the bona fides typical to most women's relationship self-help, but he still manages a thorough, witty guide to the modern man. Harvey undertakes the tast because "Women are clueless about men," because "Men get away with a whole lot of stuff" and because he has "some valuable information to change all of that." Harvey makes a game effort, taking a bold but familiar men-are-dogs approach: if you're "cutting back" on sex, "he will have another woman lined up and waiting to give him what he needs and wants--the cookie." Several chapters later, however, he introduces the "ninety-day rule," asserting that, actually, he won't always have another woman lined up--and the only way to makes sure is a three-month vetting period. Harvey also tackles mama's boys, "independent--and lonely--women," and the matter of children in the dating world ("If he's meeting the kids after you decide he's the one, it's too late"). Feminists and the easily offended probably won't take to Harvey's blanket statements and blunt advice, but Harvey's fans and those in need of tough (but ticklish) love advice should check it out (especially the hysterical last-chapter Q&A).
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“Women should listen to Steve Harvey when it comes to what a good man is about. Steve Harvey dispenses a lot of fabulous information about men. It’s more than the average man will usually tell you. Steve Harvey will give it up.”

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  • File Size: 405 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; Reprint edition (October 6, 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001NLL89M
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,406 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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185 of 202 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't take yourself so seriously! October 7, 2012
I wanted to read; Act like a Lady Think like a Man out of knowing that Steve Harvey is a wonderful comedian and so much insight comes through looking life from the lighter side. I was not disappointed. I laughed, I learned and my heart opened. He explains that men want to, are trained to and are good at the 3 "P's" when it comes to loving their women. They profess their love; meaning, they tell the world. This is my Lady, my girlfriend, my wife and until they do that know that you are not his. That's the good know where you stand. Second "P": Protect: men will go out of their way to make sure that to the best of their ability the no harm comes to you. No one will talk down to you, nor will they even look like they want to harm you. He takes his job as protector seriously...if not, he's not yours and you are not his. Third "P", a man will Provide for the woman he loves and her/their offspring. He will make sure that all he has goes towards making sure she has what she needs. Even while dating...Ladies, don't rush to pay the check. He feels like a man when he can do this for you whether or not you can do for yourself...maybe even especially if you can do it for yourself. His DNA, according to Harvey and I've seen this in my life a well, providing is his responsibility. If he doesn't feel needed or wanted in any of these 3 "P's" he is not the guy for you nor are you the woman for him. Knowing this, it's easy to move on or to bring a man closer.

I love Harvey's simple and humorous clarity. I wondered if his was a throw back approach and then I realized with his help, women and men are different for a reason. Praise the difference, respect the difference, see the difference...have great relationships. Simple, clear, fun! In conjunction with "Act like a Lady...
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555 of 633 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Steve gets it partially right March 30, 2009
The central premise of Steve Harvey's book is that women are not setting stringent enough standards in their romantic dealings with men. As such, he posits, they are giving away their social power and selling themselves short on their dating/mating goals.

Steve is partially correct, but he misses the central point. It is true that women do tend to settle for less than they truly want when dating, but the damage they're doing to themselves is not ultimately a result of letting men get away with murder, so to speak. Rather, the problem originates from the fact that women are choosing the wrong men. Decent men don't look for any opportunity to take advantage of women. They don't take that mile when given the proverbial inch. The men who do are the players, chiselers and con artists, the kinds of men who may look good in the store window but fall totally apart when you get them home from the mall.

'Act Like a Lady' ultimately is a rehashing of the familiar 'men are incorrigible dogs' theory of gender. It's a tired story that I'd hope we had moved past, but here it is again in a new package. Yes, men like sex. Yes, men like to look around. But decent men are able to control their urges, especially when they know that not doing so will cause great pain to those around them. Steve's theory doesn't stand up to real life, where if you spend any time, you quickly realize that uniqueness is a defining human personality trait.

Most women do have high standards--that is, until they run into a man who knows all the right things to say to circumvent their defenses. A woman can absolutely KNOW that she's worth all the trouble, but she'll totally drop her guard when a skilled player comes along saying all the right things.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get the Right Relationship Advice November 19, 2014
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More often than not, women look toward their female friends for advice on how to deal with romantic relationships. While they can sometimes offer good advice, there's no better option than to ask someone who knows how a man thinks. Women don't really understand the often convoluted, brutish way that the mind of a man operates. Steve Harvey, on the other hand, knows exactly how the lesser half's mind works. As a man in his 50's, Harvey surely understands what it takes to be one of the guys. He also understands what men want in a relationship. This book is filled with direct, hard-hitting, and primitive relationship advice that many women may have been missing. We all know that Steve Harvey can be funny, but we may not have known that he was this insightful. Working on your relationships is and understanding how men think is key to unlocking a more fruitful understanding between you and your partner (future partner).

Along with Harvey's book, I've also started reading 27 Quick Life Transformation Tips. This book has details on how to make a complete life transformation in a short amount of time. It even offers relationship advice on how to save or improve your marriage. Much like Steve Harvey, this book takes a no-nonsense approach to solving your relationship issues. The book contains a very detailed action plan that virtually anyone can follow. I know that it has helped improve my romantic relationships by leaps and bounds. But, this book doesn't stop there. It also provides a bevy of tips ranging from career advice to nutritional guides. If there's an aspect of your life that needs fixing, this book will have it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars 69 and still learning
I've done some of the things Steve says men don't want and I am, after 20 years of celibacy, thinking about a man I find physically attractive. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Mae
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book a lot
OK, I loved this book a lot, as I was surprised that Steve was just like sitting inside my mind and writing exactly about how I think of men and how is the man I like to be with. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Taggi
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Good read. It was very informative; I would recommend this book to friends and family. Great book Mr Harvey! :-)
Published 1 day ago by Janelle Manigault
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book.
Published 2 days ago by L C
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish this book had been written 16 years ago. It definitely would've...
Yes, hindsight is 20-20. But I guarantee that if I could have read this book 16 years ago I would have made completely different decisions. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Sue Milo
1.0 out of 5 stars Sounds like a real prize to me
"if you're "cutting back" on sex, "he will have another woman lined up and waiting to give him what he needs and wants--the cookie. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Opera Buff
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great advice
Published 3 days ago by O's Ma
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It is so true!
Published 5 days ago by Gigi Surratt
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Gave as a gift
Published 5 days ago by Carol C. Lynch
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Late Than Never!
WOW. He sure knows what to say. Where were you in the 60's. Oh, I forgot...not old enough. But thanks to your Mom for you being born and you taking your mistakes in life to... Read more
Published 6 days ago by C. E. Schuppler
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