ABOUT THE BOOK:
Blog Title: Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man Summary
Name: Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment
Author: Steve Harvey
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Book size: 240 pages
Before Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man Summary, let’s first discuss the book’s author Steve Harvey. Harvey is a radio and TV show host who has also written relationship advice books. Steve Harvey got his start in stand-up comedy which took him to television roles such as a host of show time at the Apollo and the star of a WB Sitcom. Harvey was one of the four comedians featured in the spike lee film the original kings of comedy. In 2009. Harvey become a bestselling author for his relations advice books, his debut book act like a lady, think like a man and straight talk, no chaser broke onto the bestseller list.
Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man is a book which author describes for women. In this book, Harvey talks about what men really think about love, relationships, intimacy, and commitment. Author has dedicated this book to all women; he hopes to empower a wide-open look into the minds of men.
In this book author shares his personal experience, when he was working for radio with the Steve Harvey morning show, he created his own segment “ASK STEVE”, During which women could call Steve and can ask anything they wanted to related to the relationship. When author was starting this section he thought it would be fun and kind of comedy section, but as he started listening to women viewers he realized that most women viewers were going through wasn’t a laughing material, they had many categories of needs and concerns in their lives that they were trying to get a handle on such as dating, commitments, securities, family baggage, hopes for tomorrow, body image, in-laws drama, education, home, work-life balance and so on. The author says after knowing women viewers the one thing he came to know that women want an even exchange with men, they want the same love they show to their men, they want their romantic lives to be as rewarding as they make them for their potential mates.
Women want the emotion that they turn on the full blast to be met with the same intensity, they want they commitment should be treated with respect and should be given value. This is the reason when author thought of writing a book and through this book he wants women to understand the mind of a man.
Let’s begin with Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man Summary:
Chapter 1 The mindset of men
Author says that there is no truer statement that men are simple. Author says that women need to understand few essential truths. That truth is Men are driven by who they are, what they do and how much they make. Author says no matter whether a man is a CEO OR CON Or both, author says that everything he does is filtered through his title (who he is) how he gets that title (what he does), and rewards he gets for the efforts he put(how much he makes). Author says that these three things make up the DNA OF Manhood, when he achieved this three things in his life only then men will truly be fulfilled his destiny as a man and until man doesn’t achieve these three things in his life, until and unless man doesn’t achieve his goal in those three areas, then the man you are dating or committed or married to will stay too busy to focus on you.
Author ask you to think like a man, author ask you to think the moment baby boy is born, the very first thing people around them start doing is telling him what he must do to be a real man, since childhood boy is taught to be tough, since childhood boys are said to stand up without crying, boys don’t cry, he is taught to work hard, he is taught to protect and he is especially encouraged to uphold his family name, he is told to do something huge that whenever he walks out of the room everyone should be clear about who he is, what he does and how much he makes. Author says that each of these things is taught in preparation for one thing and that is manhood.
Chapter 2 Our Love isn’t like your love
Author says that nothing in this world can be compared with women’s true and real love, it is kind and compassionate, it is patient and nurturing, it is generous and sweet and unconditional and pure if you are her man. Author says that if women love you truly then she will walk on water through a mountain for you. Author says no matter how you’ve acted on. How crazy things you’ve done. Author says that if you are her man and she truly loves you then she will always stay by your side always support you and always encourage you when you face trouble and hard time, always hold you when you are sick and laugh with you when you are up. When you are her man and when she truly loves you then she will shine you up when you are dusty. Author says that woman’s love- it stands the test of time, logic and all circumstances.
Author says that women expect the same love from the men, author say ask any woman what kind of love she wants from man and it will for sure sound something like this I WANT SWEET SMAT HUMBLE MAN, WHO IS ROMANTIC FUN LOVING SENSITIVE AND GENTLE AND ABOVE ALL HE SHOULD BE SUPPORTIVE, And women want a man who looks into her eyes and says that I am beautiful and I complete him, hence author says that expecting this kind of love that perfection from a man is unrealistic, author says expecting same love from a man is unrealistic and it’s not going to happen. Because a man’s love isn’t like a woman’s love
Here author says that here he is not saying that man is not capable enough of loving or they don’t love truly, here author is saying that women should not expect same love from man, because even being into relationship you two are individuals and both of you’ll will have different way of feeling and showing love, hence man’s love is different, not same as women, both can love truly but not same it can be different.
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