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Former NFL Wife Offers A Straight Talk, No Chaser Retort to the Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man Phenomenon

-- A resounding retort to Steve Harvey's runaway bestseller "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man". Setting the record straight on today's playing field is a mother-daughter team whose combined experience in marriage, divorce, and dating has involved men from the NBA, NFL and Hollywood, to everyday, normal guys in their relationship how-to book "Why Do I Have to Think Like a Man? How to Think Like a Lady and Still Get the Man". --


Bookcover - "Why Do I Have to Think Like a Man? How to Think Like a Lady and Still Get the Man" (October 2010, Farrah Gray Publishing) by Shanae Hall and Rhonda Frost

Las Vegas, NV (BlackNews.com) -- Players, cheaters, narcissists and smooth-talkers. When it comes to men behaving badly, ladies, it's up to you to change their game. Setting the record straight on today's playing field is a mother-daughter team whose combined experience in marriage, divorce, and dating has involved men from the NBA, NFL and Hollywood, to everyday, normal guys.

A resounding retort to Steve Harvey's runaway bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man (January 2009, Amistad) and his forthcoming follow-up Straight Talk, No Chaser (November 2010, Amistad), former NFL wife turned radio and television personality, Shane Hall passes on her relationship how-to in Why Do I Have to Think Like a Man? How to Think Like a Lady and Still Get the Man (October 2010, Farrah Gray Publishing). There is a ‘Bonus Chapter' response to Steve Harvey's Straight Talk, No Chaser.

With co-author (and mom) Rhonda Frost, Hall uses her signature straight talk to prove that today's "player" mentality was fashioned, nurtured and created by the very women who chastise it. A mother-daughter look at relationships, Why Do I Have to Think Like a Man? gives readers what Harvey could not – an uncensored, woman's view on dating.

"It's not the man that makes the difference, it's how you deal with the man that makes the difference between heartbreak and a mutually beneficial situation," says Hall, who was married to Cory Hall of the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons.

Why Do I Have to Think Like a Man? is based on more than 300 interviews with men and women over 25, and the authors' own dating drama. The book reveals hold-nothing-back truths about deal breakers, commitment, baggage, intimacy, what men really want, and getting what you want in return. And to say the authors have "been there, done that" in love, sex and marriage is an understatement. They draw on their life experiences with marriage, divorce, domestic violence, single motherhood, being cheated on – and being "the other woman."

"We hope to empower all the women out there selling themselves short, hearing but not listening to the men they date, and seeing but not heeding the obvious warnings," says Frost. "Getting the guy isn't about knowing how they think; it's about dating smart, knowing what you want, and raising your standards."

In Why Do I Have to Think Like a Man?, readers will learn:

* Why men cheat: A woman's rebuttal to Steve Harvey's philosophy on commitment
* Date smarter: How to set your dating standards
* Think Like a Lady: A female counterpart to Steve Harvey on finding, keeping and understanding a man
* Dating with boundaries: How to rise above physical/emotional violence and cheating 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.

Why Do I Have to Think Like a Man? Endorsements:

Cedric the Entertainer, One of the Original King's of Comedy and well-known television star: "Shanae Hall is a candid and witty personality who has a unique way of telling you the truth just how she sees it. Read this book and you'll know what I'm say'n."

Gena James Pitts, Founder – Professional Sports Wives Assn: "Are you ready for a real self-help relationship book that is an eye-opener, and will leave you speechless?"

Rita Ewing, best-selling author & ex-wife of Patrick Ewing & Partner in Hue-Man in Manhattan: "Thank goodness for Shanae Hall being a voice I can relate to! God forbid the moment when women believe we have to think like men in order to be in relationships with them. What is this world coming to?"

Frank Ski, V103-FM Atlanta: "From the first time I met Shanae, I knew she was a no nonsense person that would give it to you straight-up holding nothing back. This book has proved me right!"

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 Stories - 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 a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and became a single mother at 15. Today she 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 More.com. Learn more at www.lovingme1st.com.

PRESS CONTACT:
Susan March
Farrah Gray Publishing (FGP)
(702) 522-6456
smarch@fgpbooks.com

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Great review.

Great review. Congratualations, and best of luck!

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Thank you!

I appreciate your comment and the review! We have quite a few articles and a couple of radio interviews behind us already and more to come, thank God!

It is quite a humbling experience to have a book that is garnering so much attention, especially when you consider it is non celebrity and non "guru". Our intent is to give a woman's POV and show a woman's side to this whole dating phenomenon. Lots of interviews lined up and media are interested. In the first 3 days after release, we made the "hot new releases" best seller list for relationship books. Of course that fluctuates so we can't rest on our green laurels but we are happy to have a platform to offer a woman's voice on the matter.

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Rhonda, that's wonderful. I

Rhonda, that's wonderful. I know nothing's sure in this game, but don't forget--David's the one people remember, not Goliath.

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So funny you said that....

Helen, I was talking with my daughter Shanae yesterday while preparing for an interview and said it feels like we are indeed "David vs Goliath". We are in the spotlight as the women who might challenge the mighty, well known and loved comedian, actor, celebrity Mr. Harvey turned "relationship guru". Funny thing is, it's really not about him per se, it's about having a say as a woman and connecting to other women who have experienced similar hurt, pain and disappointment when dating and trusting men. I think some feel "who are these two women?" and "the audacity!"

To that I say, it was "audacity" and courage and foresight of so many women before us who helped us to have this platform today. Those who fought to achieve voting rights, equal pay for equal work, civil rights and those who were courageous enough to sit on front row bus seats to challenge which was no longer acceptable.

And no, our dating empowerment book doesn't compare on any level to those historical and powerful events, but its because of those events that we have a book. Ours simply reminds all that we are here, we have a voice and we will use it when it is deemed necessary. We say, we need to get our power back. Stop allowing men the privilege of being in our space and hearts without holding them accountable and expecting a high level of treatment. It is a simple and direct as that.