In his book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment,” Steve Harvey unveils what women have been wanting to know since the Stone Ages- How to keep a successful relationship.
The book was created to inform women about men’s thought process. Harvey said the current playbook to explain relationships is outdated. His book tells women what they need to hear about men and how to understand their thoughts.
On Harvey’s morning radio show, he has two segments titled “Ask Steve,” and “Strawberry Letters.” Women are allowed to either call in with personal questions or send letters seeking relationship advice.
Harvey said his intent was to get good jokes from the segments, but after learning that many women were clueless about men and how they think, he realized that the experiences of his listeners were not much of a laughing matter.
Harvey said his humor is always rooted in truth and full of wisdom that comes from living, watching and knowing. “If there’s anything I’ve discovered during my journey here on God’s Earth it’s this: (a) too many women are clueless about men, (b) men get away with a lot of stuff in relationships because women have never understood how men think, and (c) I’ve got some valuable information to change all of that,” Harvey said.
He divided his book into three sections to inform women on how to get exactly what they deserve. In section one, “The Mind-Set of a Man,” he explains the three things that drive men. According to Harvey, a man is driven by who he is, what he does, and how much he makes. From birth men are told what they need to do to be a real man. And “until a man is content in those three areas, the man you are dating, committed to, or married to will be too busy to focus on you.”
Section two, “Why Men Do What They Do,” Harvey gives information on how men distinguish between the “marrying types” and “playthings.” He also has a chapter giving all of the reasons why men cheat.
And finally, the last section, “The Playbook: How to Win The Game,” gives women the actions they need to take in order to get what they desire from a man.
Most importantly, Harvey doles out harsh reality. The first reason Harvey said men cheat is simply “because they can.”
He says that women initially go wrong because they expect a man to reciprocate their love.
The biggest message in the book was that no man will ever love like a woman, and Harvey was absolutely right.
This book is definitely a must read.
Harvey gives great advice and women can really benefit from it.
I have put his teachings into use and it actually works. Women may have been expecting the wrong things all along. But with Harvey’s latest novel, there is some hope to understanding the male mentality after all. Fellow women, it’s time to continue acting like ladies, but begin thinking like men.