Successful. Beautiful. Intelligent. Yet a satisfying relationship eludes Debra Hampton. At thirty-five years old, she can’t figure out why her philosophy on men—and what they want from women—isn’t working. She’s trapped in a cycle of shattered relationships, until a friend refers her to a relationship guru. After some resistance, Debra finds refuge in his counsel as he helps her navigate through the storms of rejection and failed love. Once he reveals the error of her ways, will Debra master the forbidden secrets to attract her soul mate or continue to keep love at bay?
Differences in how men and women communicate, think and act have forged a seemingly impassable canyon between the sexes. And once a person’s heart has been broken, a play-or-get-played mentality can result in busted car windows, stalking and other means of revenge; thus further expanding the great divide.
The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box enlightens and empowers women to work toward building satisfying romantic relationships. The book appeals to readers who loved Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man and Michael J. Lockwood’s Women Have All the Power – Too Bad They Don’t Know It. No other fiction succeeds in offering women an entertaining and undeniably unique perspective on what your father didn’t tell you and your mother didn’t know.
# of pages: 256
What readers are saying about “The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box”
“A brilliant writer. I love her work. The characters are so real, so rich and fleshed out so well. You hit the nail on the head with these women. Can I have the rights to the movie?” --Mother Love, TV and Radio show host of The Mother Love Show | TheMotherLoveShow.com
“Coleman lays the hard-hitting arsenal out in the open in this refreshing and looong-awaited new spin on an ageless battle to tame the flesh! Goody Box book is not just a novel, but a woman’s must-have, must-READ handbook full of great teachings and insight on reaching personal and relational fulfillment. The Goody Box Book will have you pledging heart-gasm before orgasm!” --Dr. Vivi Monroe Congress, author of Manna for Mamma and The Bankrupt Spirit | DrViviMonroeCongress.com
“I read The Goody Box Book and applied the tips. After years of failed relationships, heart breaks and disappointments, I made a few changes to my dating practices and attracted a wonderful man. We just celebrated our first wedding anniversary! If I found love in the pages of this book, then you can too! --Carmen Williams Banks
UBAWA: Who did you write this book for?
Valerie: Women who want to better understand the ways of men. Whether married or single, the wisdom infused in this entertaining story has helped thousands of women.
Since its release, I have found that just as many men purchase the book. When I surveyed them as to why they would purchase a book written for women, I discovered the following:
1. Some men wanted to see if I knew what I was talking about. I have not been challenged yet.
2. Some men wanted to learn the secrets in an attempt to use them against women. Awful!
3. Most men use it as a tool to empower the important women in their lives. Especially fathers who don't want their daughters to connect with the type of men they "used to be."
UBAWA: How did you come up with the idea for this book?
Valerie: After years of failed relationships, I believed that I would never find a quality man to share my life. But when I took focus off of what I didn't have and delved into what I did have, my husband came to my front door, literally! Although I had walked "the aisle," many of my girlfriends were still in the vicious relationship game and asked me for advice.
Not fully understanding what I did to attract my husband, I researched hundreds of men to find out why they do what they do in relationships. Combining my experience with feedback from men, The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box was born!
UBAWA: What do you want readers to take away from this book?
Valerie: Beyond being an entertaining read, The Goody Box book has been labeled "The Black Sex and the City without all the sex in the city." I want my readers to have a better understanding of how the opposite sex communicates, thinks, and acts in relationships.
My life philosophy is "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a life time." Lao Tzu. I want to empower women to relational fulfillment by avoiding the snares of hunters, knowing what they want/need in a relationship, and most importantly, loving self above all others.
UBAWA: How can readers purchase a copy?
Valerie: Autographed copies are available from my site www.thegoodyboxbook.com. Print and Kindle versions are at http://www.amazon.com/author/valeriejlewiscoleman. Other e-book versions are available at http://www.thegoodyboxbook.com/the-store
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Valerie: Readers who indicate that they learned about The Goody Box Book from UBAWA and purchase an autographed copy from my site will save $5! That covers shipping and then some.
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