The Love Playbook: Rules for Love, Sex, and Happiness

The Love Playbook: Rules for Love, Sex, and Happiness


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The Love Playbook: Rules for Love, Sex, and Happiness by La La Anthony, Karen Hunter

#1 New York Times Bestseller

La La Anthony shares her one-of-a-kind rules on matters of the heart.

Star of VH1’s La La’s Full Court Life, actress, entrepreneur, and wife of New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, La La Anthony found love and success on her own terms. But before La La was a strong woman balancing a growing career, a high-profile marriage, and motherhood, she suffered through bad dates, tumultuous relationships, and backstabbing friends. She learned the hard way how to rise above it all to live the life she loves.

Now La La channels those lessons into a personal playbook, providing empowering go-to advice for healthy relationships and a happy life. Candidly, she draws on her personal experiences, revealing intimate details about her marriage and past relationships to illustrate what she’s learned the hard way: from teaching your man the right way to treat a woman to dealing with a fickle friend and, of course, how to snag a baller. Through her non-nonsense advice on dating, love, marriage, and more, you will learn how to take control of your relationships, rise above adversity, and live your life by your rules.

The Love Playbook is the everywoman guide to dating, finding love, building healthy relationships, and staying true to yourself along the way.

“The first rule of love is that the ball is in the woman’s court.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451466440
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,091,746
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

La La Anthony is the star of VH1’s hit series, La La’s Full Court Life. She is an actress, TV personality, and entrepreneur. She lives in New York City with her husband NBA star Carmelo Anthony, and son.
Karen Hunter has written and published several New York Times bestsellers by authors including Wendy Williams, Kris Jenner, Janet Jackson, and LL Cool J.

Table of Contents

Opening Tip: I'm Not a Relationship Expert, but… 1

Timeout: Why This Playbook 11

Chapter 1 The Daddy Give-and-Go 13

Chapter 2 The Assist: Lessons from Mom and Mami Nina 23

Timeout: "How Do You Make That First Date Less Awkward? 35

Chapter 3 Personal Foul: Young and Dumb! 37

Chapter 4 The Playbook: Have a Game Plan 57

Timeout "How Can I Change a Player?" 71

Chapter 5 One-on-One: Friendship First! 73

Timeout: And Baby Makes Three … but What About the Two? 87

Chapter 6 The Scrimmage: Pros and Cons of Shacking Up 89

Chapter 7 Game Time: The Marriage vs. the Wedding 101

Chapter 8 Salary Cap: His, Yours, and Ours 109

Halftime How Do / Snag a Bailer? 123

Chapter 9 Training Camp: The 60 Day Challenge 125

Chapter 10 My Starting Lineup: Keep Your Friends Close … 135

Timeout: Does He Like Me? 155

Chapter 11 The Rules 157

Chapter 12 The Fake: It May Work in Hoops-Not So Much in Relationships 171

Chapter 13 The Uniform 177

Timeout: Should You Give Him a Freebie? 183

Chapter 14 Ejection: "He Cheated. Now What?" 185

Chapter 15 Looking for a Trade: The Grass Is Not Necessarily Greener 199

Timeout: Opposites Attract, and Complete 207

Overtime Baby Mama Drama 210

Double Overtime: A Message for Kiyan 216

Final Buzzer: It All Comes Back to You 228

Acknowledgments 229

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The Love Playbook: Rules for Love, Sex, and Happiness 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Armani55 More than 1 year ago
Can not put this book down. I watch the show, and always root for Melo and La to work through the little bumps, and I now understand how she keeps so poised. The theme is sporty, but more in a cute way than having to know b-ball. In terms of other books it is not as funny as Steve Harvey's Think like A Man or as inspiring as Solving Single: How to get the ring. But she admits she is no expert. This is worth reading if you are a fan of LaLa.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am square so I was intrigued to read about La La's family and career. She is so cool, and she knows a lot of cool people. I don't agree with every step in her "play" book, but the titles and subheadings were cute. She did a thorough job.w
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book right along with la la, good book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! I would recommend to anyone !
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Alexis Faucette More than 1 year ago
I read this book literally in one day! i couldnt put it down. im only 16 it was such a good book. im  big Carmelo fan and LaLa fan i love them both ! her show is amazing! just pre-ordered her new book which comes out in may im so im excited !! 
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Its was okay