Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is a book by Steve Harvey which describes for women Harvey’s concept of what men really think about love, relationships, intimacy and commitment.He writes:
“The problem for all too many women who call in to my radio show, though, is that they just can’t get that reciprocation from men, and women then end up feeling disappointed, disenfranchised, and disillusioned by their failed relationships.”
“I teach them very quickly that expecting a man to respond to them the way a woman would is never going to work. They then realize that a clear-eyed, knowing approach to dealing with men on their terms, on their turf, in their way, can, in turn, get women exactly what they want.”
In his book, Harvey instructs women on how to be a “keeper” rather than a “sports fish”. He asserts that men are “simple”, and that women should understand that they can never be first in a man’s life without understanding and accepting that men are driven by:
who they are
what they do
how much they make
He says it’s “just plain dumb” to let a man lock you into a monogamous premarital relationship, where you share a bed, bills, and even kids. The only way to convert your “committed relationship” into a marriage is to insist on setting a date for the wedding.
Think Like a Man (The Movie)
Think Like a Man is a 2012 ensemble American romantic comedy film directed by Tim Story, written by Keith Marryman and David A. Newman, and based on Steve Harvey’s 2009 book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.
The film follows four storylines about each of the couples, titled:
“The Mama’s Boy” vs. “The Single Mom”
“The Non-Committer” vs. “The Girl Who Wants the Ring”
“The Dreamer” vs. “The Woman Who Is Her Own Man”
“The Player” vs. “The 90 Day Rule Girl”
Each of the women are readers of Steve Harvey’s book.When the men learn that the women are hooked on Harvey’s advice, they try to turn the tables on their mates, which later seems to backfire.
Think Like a Man grossed over $33.7 million during its opening weekend, an accomplishment which ended The Hunger Games ’ four-week run at the #1 spot at the U.S. box office. The romantic comedy film remained on top of the competition during its second week as well, bringing in $17.6 million.
As of June 24, 2012, Think Like a Man has earned $91,547,205 in both the United States and Canada, along with $4,523,302 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $96,070,507. The movie’s production budget was $12.5 million.
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