I’ll admit that when this came out I had no interest in reading it. Since I’m not in one currently, relationship books fall really low on my reading priority list. So many women were running into the store and buying multiple copies all excited like this was the first time a book like this was ever published. A couple asked me if I read it and said that I wasn’t really his target market – having common sense and all, which a lot of these books really are.
But damn the power of Oprah! She had Steve Harvey on her show for just a 10 or 15 minute segment and I listened to what he had to say. His take on manhood and men’s responsibility to women struck a chord with me and the audience. Harvey was so well received that Oprah asked him on the spot to come back and do a whole show on the subject that will air in the next couple of weeks.
The difference between this book and others on the subject (I’ve read a few) is that it teaches women how to be proactive rather than reactive. Sometimes by the time you are in the position to react to something, its already too late. Harvey tells us what a real man’s priorities are, how his life is set up, and how the people in his life fit into his plan (and all men have a plan, according to him). If you are important to him, a man will place you into his plan for the future and act accordingly. It is up to us to make sure that we become a part of that plan.
More like He’s Just Not That Into You, rather than The Rules, Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is a must read for women in the dating scene and beyond. Of course it is as funny as it is informative.