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       Straight Talk, No Chaser, p.19

           Gena D. Lutz
 
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  This book also does not exist without the millions of readers who bought my first book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. Your follow-up and seminar questions motivated me to go further into the minds of my male friends, giving birth to what I think is a book that is as important as the first book. The two together offer quite a bit of knowledge.

  My business partner and best friend, Rushion McDonald, works behind the scenes, but his work ethic, savvy, and promotional skills have aided in not only my publishing endeavors, but also in the many hard-fought battles he and I have engaged in over the past twenty years. Nothing we’ve done has been easy, but it’s all been so rewarding. Thank you, my friend.

  And to Denene Millner, who has typed, edited, and laughed through this entire project, helping me to put my unique thought processes and even more unique speech patterns into readable prose: Thank you for your guidance, questions, and devotion to this project. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  To my family, who are too many to mention, Thank you. I love all of my kids.

  And now for my favorite part: My wife, Marjorie. . . . I can’t put on this page what she means to me. I’ve evolved into the person I am over the last five years because of this wonderful gift that was given to me named Marjorie. She proves God really does know what we need more than we do. In all my life and in all my imagination I never knew this could exist for me. She allows me to be better; she encourages me to be better; and here’s the kicker: she expects me to be better. And on top of all that she appreciates it when I am. And that causes me to walk through walls and any hellfire for her. I have a few hundred things I could say about her but I will save that for another book. It’s because of Marjorie that I’m able to share with you so much of my own journey. She is “the bomb.” I love my girl, Marjorie.

  WITHOUT GOD, I WOULD BE LOST. YOUR DIRECTIONS HAVE BEEN FLAWLESS. YOU HAVE TAKEN ME PLACES FAR BEYOND MY DREAMS. YOU HAVE GIVEN ME MORE THAN HOPE. YOU HAVE SURPASSED ALL MY EXPECTATIONS AND AT THE SAME TIME OPENED MY MIND TO RECEIVE EVEN MORE INSPIRATION. I DONT KNOW WHERE ALL THIS IS GOING BUT I AM WILLING TO FOLLOW BECAUSE YOUR VISION AND GUIDANCE IS OFF THE CHAIN. SO PLEASE, PLEASE DONT STOP DOING WHAT YOU DO.

  —Your imperfect soldier, Steve. . . . GOD is not through with me yet.

  About the Authors

  STEVE HARVEY began doing stand-up comedy in the mid-1980s. His success led to a sitcom, The Steve Harvey Show, which ran from 1996 to 2002. In 1997 Harvey toured as one of the Kings of Comedy. He is now widely known as the host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show; the new host of the long-running syndicated game show Family Feud; and the international bestselling author of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. Through generous contributions from the Steve Harvey Foundation, he remains committed to furthering opportunities in high schools throughout the country.

  www.steveharvey.com

  DENENE MILLNER is a columnist for Parenting magazine, for which she provides witty, engaging advice on ethics and etiquette in marriage, child rearing, work, and friendship. She is also the author or coauthor of nineteen books, including The Vow and the bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. She lives in the Atlanta area with her husband, Nick Chiles, and their three children. Visit her blog at http://mybrownbaby.blogspot.com.

  Also by Steve Harvey

  Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man

  Credits

  Jacket photograph by Don Chambers

  Copyright

  This book is a work of fiction. The characters, incidents, and dialogue are drawn from the author’s imagination and are not to be construed as real. Any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

  STRAIGHT TALK, NO CHASER. Copyright © 2010 by Steve Harvey. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. By payment of the required fees, you have been granted the non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and read the text of this e-book on-screen. No part of this text may be reproduced, transmitted, down-loaded, decompiled, reverse engineered, or stored in or introduced into any information storage and retrieval system, in any form or by any means, whether electronic or mechanical, now known or hereinafter invented, without the express written permission of HarperCollins e-books.

  EPub Edition December 2010 ISBN: 9780062008879

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  Gena D. Lutz, Straight Talk, No Chaser

 


 

 
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