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Product Details

  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Legacy Publishing (GA); 3 edition (July 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964367580
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964367586
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #763,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Success did not come easy for this Chicago native, who was born in 1963. In 1994 he was driving trains for the Chicago Transit Authority and struggling to keep a small business from going under. In 1995 he released his first book, Never Satisfied: How and Why Men Cheat, a controversial book of short stories about unfaithful men and the women who support their irresponsible behavior. The large New York publishing companies rejected his work, saying it wasnt marketable - which basically meant, it wasnt good enough. Not willing to concede defeat, Michael decided to self-publish. He borrowed money from friends and family, charged his credit cards to the limit, and sold his automobile.

Within eight months, he sold more than 50,000 books and was on Essence and Emerge magazines best sellers lists. He toured with black expos, sorority conventions, and book fairs. He even signed books at the local night clubs, and hair salons. I was determined to make it! he says. I would sell books at a funeral if they let me. Eventually, his popularity grew and so did the demand for his next book. This time, instead of writing another book on relationships, Michael took a gamble on a novel. There was a void in African-American novels written by men, he explained. I wanted to destroy the myth that men dont read.

In July of 1997 he released his second book, Men Cry in the Dark. Once again, the book was a big success, selling 30,000 hard cover editions during the first six months. This time the national media paid attention. Michael has been a guest on several local and national radio programs, including the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. His electrifying personality has earned repeated appearances on talk shows such as Ricki Lake, Sally Jesse, Maury Povich, and Queen Latifah, and The View. He has also been a guest host for Tavis Smiley on BET Tonight.

Michael is happily single and is currently living in Atlanta Georgia. where he is working on another controversial book.

More About the Author

Best Selling Author | Renowned Nationally Syndicated Radio Personality | TV Talk Show Host | Film Maker | Motivational Speaker | Social Activist | Philanthropist

Michael Baisden is a recognized NY Times best selling author, renowned nationally syndicated radio personality and TV talk show host. His high-octane energy and love for interacting with his listeners is just one reason for the popularity and success of his number one rated Michael Baisden Show, which is broadcast to over seven million listeners in over 76 affiliate stations across the country. Baisden is known for spearheading the historic Jena Six March, The Michael Baisden Foundations 2010 One Million Mentors National Campaign to Save Our Kids where he spoke in over 72 cities signing up mentors and the recent Trayvon Martin awareness campaign. In March, Baisden along with Rev. Al Sharpton held a rally in Stanford, FL to protest the injustice over the lack of an arrest in the killing of Martin, a teenager who was just walking home from the store. Over 30,000 people attended the rally along with the teenager's parents and other leaders.

With nearly 2 million books in print, both hard and soft cover, his work blends the perfect combination of entertainment, humor, provocation and sexuality. Michael's vibrant personality on and off the air has made him a people magnet.
He first began attracting attention with primarily female followers as an author and publisher of the highly successful best selling books: "Men Cry in the Dark", "The Maintenance Man," (which were adapted into stage plays selling to sold out crowds across the US) "God's Gift to Women" and a hot new book "Do Men Know What They Want." Baisden has released the "Collectors Edition of Maintenance Man" followed by his sixth book "Maintenance Man II: Money, Politics & Sex...Everyone Has A Price" on e-book, paperback and hard cover.

Recently Baisden formed a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters and African American Fraternities for the "Mentoring Brothers In Action" campaign to match more African American men with Black boys. He has received numerous awards for his mentoring efforts including being congratulated live on air from President Obama.

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Customer Reviews

This book has a powerful message for both men and women.
Hard to tell, though I suspect, if asked, he would say it's no one's "fault."
This book had me laughing, crying and changing my whole outlook.

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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By MarvelousMarla VINE VOICE on June 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
I bought this book last year in my ongoing attempt to understand the workings of the male mind. As I read the stories of the men interviewed for this book, I couldn't help but wonder why these men chose to put so much time and effort into being trifling. They concocted some really elaborate schemes to cover up their chicks on the side. I mean really, wouldn't have just been easier to remain single and unattached?
I have seen Mr. Baisden in person and heard him on the radio, and he is a dynamic speaker.
I appreciated how this book examined infidelity from the perspective of the cheating male. That's not something I've seen in print before. It definitely gave me some things to thing about it.
I've loaned this book to a couple of friends and we've all had pretty similar reactions. Mr. Baisden may not be a formal social scientist, but I enjoyed reading his anecdotes and observations nontheless. Sometimes, authors can become so steeped in academia that they lose the common touch. While this book is not likely to garner any awards, it's a worthwhile read for women, like me, who sometimes wonder what makes men do the things that they do.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By StylishCurvyGirl on November 30, 2005
Format: Paperback
I am a 22 year old college student and this book has helped me IMMENSELY....Being in a relationship with a man that was much older and expeienced at cheating taught me many of the lessons that I learned in this book, but this book taught me many more lessons that I can apply to my future relationships and also it gave me insight into the workings of the male mind.

Ladies, how many of you know that your man is cheating but refuse to do anything about it? How many of you suspect he is cheating but ignore all the signs just so you can say that you didn't know what was going on? How many of you say that " all mean cheat"? Have you ever provided a place for your brother to cheat with his other women? Are you the "other" woman? Well, if you answered yes to any of these questions then you are just as much as fault as the cheating man. With your help he can continue to cheat knowing that hsi partners, sisters, mothers, etc. will have nothing to say about it.

Mr. Baisden showed me how women time after time allow themselves to be used, abused, and disrespected by the cheating man oftentimes when she knows that she deserves better. Women, read this book and get your lives in order, it's time for the cheating man to pay the piper. It may hurt at first to be without him, but in the end you deserve happiness and loyalty from a man that loves and cherishes you as much as you do him. Thanks Mr. Baisden for this wonderful book.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By sayock on June 13, 2005
Format: Paperback
After reading this book, all I can say is WOW. EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS! Not only does this book tell you candidly the truth about men, how they think about sex, relationships and women, and their tricks...but it also reveals a lot about women (and the way men classify women and whom they decide to approach for what reasons), as well. Baisden discusses the four most popular groups of male cheaters (the flat-out dog, the man looking for what he's not getting "at home" or is dissatisfied with the quality of his relationship, the "nice guy" tired of being "dogged" and the guy who learned by example from his family) and then goes on to break the women these men cheat with down into different groups. After reading this book, there really is almost nothing you won't understand about the male mind in regards to sex, relationships and women...and if you REALLY don't want to know or are not sure if you can handle it, I suggest staying far away from this book. I am left with the distinct feeling that there's really no trusting ANYONE in this world, male or female, and that's an awful feeling. That said, at least your eyes won't be closed and you know exactly what to be on the lookout for. Chances are if you've been cheated on, or are being cheated on, this book will have all those telltale signs in it and you'll recognize some of them as being in your situation.

Other than finishing this book with the feeling that there's no such thing as a "good" or "decent" man and hardly such a thing as a "good" or "decent" woman, there are some issues with this book. There are some small spelling and grammar problems, but they don't really get in the way and aren't going to be noticeable to the average person.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Camelle Holloway on July 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
Brother Michael keeps it real in this eye-opening, entertaining look at why our men act the way they do. You will not want to put this book down as you will recognize some men you know, and discover some new ones. I made all the men in my life read this book. Most of them thought they would not like it because of the title, but each one of them gave Mr. Baisden his props after reading it. This is not a male bashing book. This book makes sisters stand up and take responsibility for the things we allow and for the parts we play in our players lives. Thanks Mr. Baisden for the realest read I've ever had!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 18, 1999
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This was a great book that helps women understand a man's thought process when it comes to relationships. What did I take away from reading Never Satisfied? Confirmation of thinking/learnng through life's experiences that men and women think and act quite differently in the relationship arena. The bottom line is - we, men and women, need to communicate and act on our fears and feelings. This book is a quick read that you will not want to put down. You will reflect on past relationships and improve your future relationships. Thank you Mr. Baisden for a job "well done"!
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