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    Gwendolyn G. Grant(Author)

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It has often been said that "if white America has a case of the sniffles, Black America catches walking pneumonia." When this credo is applied to relationships, common problems such as inadequate communication, commitment fears, financial struggles and infidelity carry an even greater weight. Yet, with hundreds of relationship books on the market, virtually none has explored the specific circumstances impacting relationships between African-American men and women.

In The Best Kind of Loving: A Black Woman's Guide to Finding Intimacy, renowned psychologist Dr. Gwendolyn Goldsby Grant addresses head-on the complex challenges in African-American relationships. "In addition to the social dynamics affecting male-female communications in general, as African-Americans, we carry the added burdens of myths and stereotypes that grow out of our real history of slavery, second-class citizenship and economic disenfranchisement," Grant explains.

In writing The Best Kind of Loving, Grant has provided an invaluable resource for Black women searching to understand the choices they make, the men they love and how to make the most of their strength, intelligence and wit. Compulsively readable, The Best Kind of Loving is unique in its scope and vision; women of all races and backgrounds will laugh, sympathize and nod their heads in recognition as they read about others not unlike themselves. Giving both pragmatic and realistic advice, Grant serves both as an advisor and confidant; she knows which situations may not work out, but also gives women ways to make the best of less-than-ideal circumstances.

Grant, a psychologist, sex educator and advice columnist for Essence, here offers sensible, inspiring suggestions to help African American women better understand the cultural differences between black men and women, and better understand their own attitudes about their "brothers" so they might communicate more effectively and form long-lasting relationships with them. The author emphasizes exercising independence, forming friendships with other women of color, drawing strength from family and the community and reclaiming African traditions in order to lead fulfilling lives, even if remaining single. Practical, insightful and loaded with case histories, this guide should be of great interest to black women who feel they are "nothing" without a man. $85,000 ad/ promo; Doubleday Book Club and Literary Guild alternates; author tour. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Grant, who runs relationship seminars and writes an advice column for Essence magazine, gathered the wisdom and advice in this book from a variety of sources: psychological studies, works by other black authors, and her own mother. Specifically addressing black women, Grant explains how slavery made black women and men the way they are today. She also discusses stereotypes held by men and women of color about each other and calls on her readers to use Afrocentric values to transcend such harmful stereotyping. While Grant is writing for black women, much of her information transcends race. Her outlook on the importance of self-esteem and her ten steps for emotional healing will appeal to all women. Addressing an underserved niche in an overcrowded field, this book deserves a place in most public libraries.?Pamela A. Matthews, Missouri Western State Coll., St. JosephCopyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 304 pages
  • Gwendolyn G. Grant(Author)
  • Harper Perennial (January 5, 1996)
  • English
  • 2
  • Self-Help

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  • By Martha Y. Tsitsiwu on August 13, 2009

    A RECOMMENDATION FOR WOMEN WHO LOVE THEMSELVES AND KNOW WHAT THEY WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP TO BE HAPPY IN LIFE.

  • By itcanbeagoodlife on March 26, 2014

    Another fraud who has used the troubles of the AA community to get paid. This woman is highly suspicious, and contradicts her own messages. . . She is not up to date with current issues because she is hidding a lot of skeltons. But like everyone else, we like being suckered while making others rich. We needed a face to address our social issues and they gave us another Janus. And we wonder why we are always the last to know the truth. She wrote to get paid people and laughed at you; stop believing people care because they wrote a book and investigate people and information even if you have to pay an investigator.

  • By Guest on July 23, 2011

    I read this book over ten years ago, and it is still relevant. I purchased five copies to give to my girlfriends who were "going through it". Be it a divorce or really bad breakup, this is a great source to find out how to get over the pain of rejection, unfaithfulness, and just down right immaturity. Dr. Grant, taught me (way before Steve Harvey) that a man cheating had nothing to do with me or what I did. Not only that, she talks about how NOT to be your man's "mama". Two of the most important lessons I learned that has helped me develop into the WOMAN that I knew I was capable of being.

  • By Scooby on August 29, 2012

    This was a excellent book I really enjoyed it gave me much insight about self and relationships,if you are struggling to understand self and relationships get the book...

  • By MOEMORE on September 20, 2009

    WOW,THIS BOOK SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. I THINK ALL WOMEN NEED TO READ THIS BOOK ESPECIALLY BLACK AMERICAN WOMEN. IT MAKE YOU REALLY THINK ABOUT YOUR CURRENT RELATIONSHIP AND THE EVENTS THAT ARE GOING ON AND WHAT YOU CAN CHANGE TO IMPROVE YOURSELF AND THE RELATIONSHIP.

  • By Venetia M. Singletary on September 11, 2009

    book was great, shipped quickly and was in good condition. i would use this seller again.

  • By IDA on April 12, 2000

    Dr. Grant is definitely a God sent messenger at this hour for the Woman (not just African American, even though we need to take heed so we can get ourselves together). This book has taught me to settle for nothing but the best.( Not that i settled for less) but sometimes in this walk of life because we don't find what we are looking for when we want it, we sometimes give up on our initial hopes and dreams and start to have a pity party. and thus begin to settle for anything( Things that are not for us). This book puts a stop in this area( If you are receptive to it). For anyone tired of settling for garbage YOU NEED TO GET THIS BOOK. NO JOKE! I'm not just telling you this just for the sake of it. I'm telling you this because you are my SISTER and i want you to move to the next level. God BLess!


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