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|Interview with Audrey B. Chapman|
|A Tangled Web We've Weaved: Exploring the Complexities of African-American Relationships||1|
|When Conception Equals Confusion: The Battle Between Mothers and Would-Be Fathers||3|
|The Edge: Topography of a First Date in Prison||11|
|Dance Like Nobody's Watching||17|
|Marriage: The Unfulfilled Prophecy||25|
|Retracing Our Steps: An Examination of the Personal Histories that Shape Us||33|
|Black, White, and Seeing Red All Over||49|
|Different Ways of Saying I Love You||59|
|Las Cartas del Alma de Pedro Valentin Carol Almeraz||65|
|The Bride Price||79|
|I'll Sing You a Song from My Soul: The Love Stories||97|
|The Gift of Breath||99|
|Love Down Under||131|
|What One Dance Can Do||137|
|For Better or Worse: African-American Marriages Under the Microscope||149|
|Me and My Marine: Holding Fast in Love and Faith||151|
|Don't Judge a Brother by His Cover||167|
|Co-Parenting: Stay-at-Home Dads and Other Family Constructs||173|
|Notes on My First Year of Marriage||181|
|Talking Back: Black Men Speak||191|
|I Don't Need No Man: Does a New Kind of "Bling-Bling" Feminism Create a False Sense of Emotional Empowerment?||215|
|The World of Yes||221|
|About the Contributors||237|
|About the Editor||247|
Posted May 16, 2005
As others have said, the authors' essays probe some serious issues that can help or hinder relationships. But I find a lack of critique, insofar as some of the authors don't necessarily probe their own perspectives as much as provide examples of the types of thinking that people bring to relationships. That critique can arguably be raised in the context of a book circle, as members probe the texts and consider their own experiences.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 22, 2004
This book is full of wonderful stories that talk about the ins and outs of real life relationships between black men and women. Never before have I read a book where black people are so candid and open about their relationships. This is a must-read for anyone interested in relationsips or finding a lifelong partner...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 18, 2004
This is a fantastic book filled with wonderful stories about real-life relationships among young african-americans. For the first time, members of the Hip-Hop generation are speaking openly and candidly about Love, Sex, and relationships. Buy this book today! You will not be disappointed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 21, 2004
I found this book to be very helpful. I pretty much have known you don't have to be a genius to know how to make a relationship work, but it was good to read these stories of various black women and their experiences with love and relationships. I think if we as black men take the time to listen to our women, everything would be much better. Hopefully, sisters won't give up on all black men, because all of us are not knuckleheads even though it may seem like it. I recommend this to anyone who has an open mind and is willing to pay attention. I'll be looking out for anything else Ms. Smith puts out.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 11, 2004
I thought this was an excellent book. I found it very refreshing to hear sistas give us the truth about their relationships, even when the truth wasn't always flattering. I think anybody who is out there looking for 'Mr/Mrs Right' should read this, because I think it will make you think about what is truly important and what it is you value because they aren't always the same.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.