Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Why Do I Have to Think Like a Man? How to Think Like a Lady and Still Get the Man

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Book Review - Why Do I Have to Think Like a Man? How to Think Like a Lady and Still Get the Man

About the Book
Shanae Hall’s experiences from being married to Cory Hall of the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons, as well as dating regular guys, makes up a virtual how-to and how-not-to guide for women with its straight-shooting advice.  In Why Do I Have to Think Like a Man? How to Think Like a Lady and Still Get the Man (Farrah Gray Publishing), Hall and Frost have no problem saying it like it is and they do it well in their abundantly clear, no-nonsense approach that gives readers the benefit of their inter-generational perspectives.  They remind us that the persistent ‘player’ mentality in today’s men is fashioned, nurtured and created by the very women who hate it so much.  Their book is a categorical retort to Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man and they give readers what Harvey’s book could not – an uncensored, woman’s view on dating!

Taking umbrage with Steve Harvey’s best-seller, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, this unique mother-daughter perspective on relationships takes it one step further by including a bonus chapter in their book that is devoted totally to rebutting Harvey’s follow-up book Straight Talk, No Chaser.  Readers will be privy to a woman’s viewpoint of Harvey’s philosophy on commitment as to why men cheat.  By following their impressive advice in Why do I Have to Think Like a Man? readers will learn how to think like a lady when it comes to finding, keeping and understanding a man and how to date with boundaries and rise above any form of violence and cheating.

There is no doubt these two amazingly vibrant women have done their homework.  Why Do I Have to Think Like a Man? is based on more than three hundred interviews with men and women over 25, and on the authors’ own dating dramas.  The book reveals no-holds-barred truths on deal breakers, commitment, baggage, intimacy, and what men really want and getting what you want in return.   Using their own real-life experiences with marriage, divorce, cheating, single motherhood and  being the other woman, they hope to empower women to stop ‘selling themselves short’ by hearing, but not really listening to, what their men say that makes them blind to the obvious red flags that pop up and they ignore.

Frost and Hall have undoubtedly ‘walked the talk’ when it comes to love, sex, dating, marriage and divorce and they cover the gamut in their funny and sincere, common sense advice on men and relationships by stressing that ‘getting the guy isn’t about knowing how they think; it’s about dating smart – knowing what you want and raising your standards.’

As a Sirius Satellite Radio personality on Jaime Foxx's 'Foxxhole' and a former NFL wife appearing on 'E! True Hollywood Stories - Sports Stars, Private Lives, Shanae Hall is never one to shy away from life’s difficult conversations.  If it has to be said you can count on her to say it – and she does in her ‘can’t put it down’ page-turner that leaves readers gasping with surprise from the first paragraph.

Both survivors of emotional and physical abuse, Hall and Frost are donating a portion of the book proceeds to battered women shelters and other agencies that help women in distress.  Please check out their great new book at: 

About the Authors

Shanae Hall is a former NFL wife, domestic violence survivor, and successful businesswoman. She is a popular TV and radio personality, frequenting programs like Jamie Foxx's Sirius radio show 'The Foxxhole,' 'Black Men Revealed' (TV One) and 'E! True Hollywood Story, Sports Stars, Private Lives.' In 2005, she co-founded New Beginnings TRAP, a non-profit organization that empowers battered women to rebuild their lives. She holds a B.A. in Film, Cinema and TV from California State University Northridge and is currently writing a screenplay adaptation of Why Do I Have to Think Like a Man?. A Sacramento native, she currently lives in Northern Los Angeles with her three children.

Rhonda Frost is the mother of three adult daughters and one teen son, and a prominent realtor in the Atlanta area. She is a journalism student at Georgia State University and writes on finding love after 40 at

My Take on the BookTalk about an honest, roll 'em out, down-to-earth account in one text! This book was so refreshingly honest and even as a man, I can say that if my daughters can be as self assured as the authors were, I would count myself lucky! I worry about the world that my daughters are growing up in from time to time, but this book encourages women to stand up for themselves and take back what is important and to stand on their own two feet. 

As a man, this book opened my eyes to the pain and hurt that some women feel today from their husbands, friends, or other men in their lives. What did not transpire in the book (ehich I am glad of) was male bashing. Instead it offers women ideas, tips and tools to take back their lives and win in their daily activities. 

Overall, this is a book that women and men should read, you will definitely not be disappointed!

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