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An international best seller

With translations in more than thirty languages, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is the definitive relationship guide for women.

Steve Harvey can't count the number of impressive women he's met over the years - the many incredible women who can run a business, have three kids, maintain a household in tiptop shape, and chair a church group all at the same time. So when it comes to relationships, why can't these same women figure out what makes men commit? According to Steve, it's because they're asking other women for advice when they should be going directly to the source. In this expanded edition, Steve includes an added section of all new advice, with tips on dealing with your partner's exes, spicing up your relationship, ensuring you're ready for that walk down the aisle, and much more.

Sometimes funny, often unflinchingly direct, but always truthful, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is a book you must listen to if you want to understand how men think when it comes to relationships, intimacy, and love.

©2009, 2014 Steve Harvey (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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Insightful look into the minds of men

Although I might agree with all the opinions and what not expressed in this book it did open my eyes a bit to how I could improve my relationship with my partner. Things that seem normal or logical to us women might be totally different in a man's mind. Things I learned in this book that I have already applied in my own relationship have given positive reactions so I look forward to using this reference more in my life. I hope others in a similar situation as I am will also use this and be successful with it.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Worth a listen

I had mixed feelings about getting this book from some of the negative reviews. One of my friends recommended it to me so, with the audible return policy in mind, I purchased it.
I am an educated professional woman and did NOT find this to be "too 1950s". I feel that I gained some understanding into the way many males approach dating. I will listen to it again

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Overall it was very informative

I'm a man reading this book. was recommended by a friend. At first I was thrown by the title but, after the first chapter the insight helped explain some of my own hang ups about why I hadn't found a good woman yet. some of the content was not for me and that was to be expected.
the standards to hold others by and how to quickly identify what others are looking for was not exclusive to the male gender. I would recommend this to all who have found and wasted time on someone (whom you've always known deep down) that was not really giving themselves to your relationship.

I identified with both sides of the stories in this book, I gave my love to someone that always knew I was never the one and couldn't admit it to herself, or was simply just using me until my usefulness went away. on the otherside I have given time away on those looking for a quick hook up and wanted more after. Now with the help of this book I will use the tests set up to identify who is looking for love and who is looking for love "tonight".

......recommend to Men by a man if you want love and are not sure why you haven't fallen in love yet!



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Blegch... Avoid

Not the revolutionary eye-opener many purported it to be. Just a lot of common sense tempered with a load of antiquated advice. Save yourself six hours; book sums up like this: just be Donna Reed, but also a closet nymphomaniac, and make sure to have the patience of a saint, but, you know, have standards and stand up for yourself because you're strong, except don't expect men to talk because they're simple, and -- whatever you do -- don't ice a man out for more than a few days, otherwise he'll cheat and it'll be your fault because he can't help it. Never met an actual man as gross as the supposed 'Everyman' Harvey describes.

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Poorly Written, Uneducated Views

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book is extremely geared towards the African American community, which is great for that demographic - but not for me.

Would you ever listen to anything by Steve Harvey again?

Maybe if it wasn't serious. My opinion changed about him after listening to some of this, I stopped less than halfway through. That's how bad of a listen this was.

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Poorly written. Sorry, maybe I'm just traditional - but this book basically blames women for men cheating. Multiple times he says that it's because women don't give them "the cookie" regularly enough and that it's natural for men to cheat. Sure, it may be an evolutionary tendency for men to seek sex - but here's an idea, WOMEN ENJOY SEX TOO. Also, this is coming from a man who has openly admitted to cheating on his wife. It's not our job to initiate sex all of the time. If you're in a solid relationship, both partners will initiate sex and work together on maintaining intimacy. Overall, if you're a loyal woman that respects yourself and respects the loyal man you're with - this will be a bad choice for you. As mentioned before, I had to stop it after about 2 hours. Sorry Steve Harvey, you should stick to being funny.

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Very informative and encouraging words from Steve Harvey. I loved the depth of insight and all of the tips.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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A book that teaches you to be sublime

Maybe I am too independent, maybe I am not that old fashion, but this book is basically telling you, suck it up, please your man, compliment you man, do things for your man, because for him to feel a man you must do all this things. Worse book I have ever read.

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  • Bob
  • Las Vegas, NV, United States
  • 08-19-16

For women its a GREAT book----get it!

This book explains men to women in a way no woman can! Frankly, its so simplistic its kind of insulting to men. We know our motives can be very nuanced. However women don't be fooled we have basic motives compared to women. If you think you know men want sex read this book and learn other things men want.

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Very insightful

A must read for all those who are in a committed relationship. Will make relationships/marriages so much more easy.

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Loved it!

A very clean and precise account of relationships. Very easy to listen to relate to and very easy to do.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Moriam. O. Baruwa
  • 04-22-16

I wish this book was placed in my hands 13year ago

I love the humour in this book. it encompasses knowledge all women should know. Narrator was great and enjoyed listening.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Mrs E. Whapshott
  • 12-01-15

Entertaining and helpful!

I loved listening to this book! This book IS helpful! I have a friend currently being used by men and I have recommended that she gets this book as honestly ladies, there is soooo much truth in what this man says! I know this from how my boyfriend treats and respects me, and from thinking back to other relationships where I was not treated as well, and now I know why, and what I would have done differently having listened to the book to change the man faster and NOT my behaviour.
Give this book a go, I have never written such a glowing report on a book, so please don't think twice, listen and enjoy, but most of all learn, and respect your boundaries.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-15

Surprisingly informative

Liked the Insite in to how men think

Great for single woman/ early dating

Worth the read .

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  • Ms
  • 06-11-15

Enjoyable

Clear and to the point. Not a difficult listen. Waited s long time and it was worth the wait.

An opportunity to understand the other gender a little better.

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  • SIMONEDAVID
  • 08-31-17

Excellent

Lovely reading for the ear....well worth buying....thank you for sharing your book with us Steve!

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  • Halliday
  • 05-01-17

Out dated sexist dating advice

Never have I had to stop an audio book out of disgust but I listened to this as far as I could. I'm an open minded person and like to listen to different points of view but had to stop the audio when Steve talks about how he loves his wife so much that she can't take part in adventure sports anymore. How controlling and emotionally abusing is that.

Nope not for me. I would rather be single than date a guy like that.

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  • regina
  • 02-20-17

Such an insightful book, loved the funny comments!

The tips in the book are really useful, really recommend to all women who wants to know what men think!

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  • M F Kiakia
  • 02-01-17

A very practical no nonsense guide

Down to earth advice with just the right dose of humour. Written In a language that is simple and easy to understand.
Beautifully read too.
Perfect! He tells it how it is.

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  • Jules
  • 01-12-17

OK

Would you try another book written by Steve Harvey or narrated by Mike Hodge?

No not really

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

A bit old fashioned, although some aspects led to thinking about things differently. It wasn't really my cup of tea

Could you see Act like a Lady, Think like a Man being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

no

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  • jennifer
  • 11-27-16

stuck in the past.

an old fashioned out dated view of life. couldn't finish as too many self absorbed opionions. it was as tho i was reading a self proclaimed I'm ok I'm not a bad person book

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  • C. Underwood
  • 02-28-16

Enjoyed it and laughed along the way.

Book flew! I still think some of the ideas were a bit old fashioned but I will take the suggestions on board and see where it takes me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-09-17

A must read for all women

Insightful, tasteful and honest approach to finding common ground with men. A tool for the modern women's world.