Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ok..."Why Not Black Women?"

“Why Not Black Women” is a dogmatic view of the problems black men have with black women. It is primarily based on two resources (as much as I can determine). The first being the authors own personal experience and the second an extensive research from the horse’s mouth…MEN (actually over 200)! Dawn Bedingfield is a self described “part-time” author, but this report is not part time work! In this writer’s opinion…she’s out done herself.

The book addresses a very universal theme that more and more black men are dating and in some cases marrying white women. Now, I know you’ve probable read countless books and article prescribing the cause of all this raucous. But trust me; you’ll enjoy how Dawn takes herself (for the most part) out of the equation. As a man I was relieved to find this book was not another male bashing extravaganza (Lord knows there’s enough books on for that). This book tries to take the thoughts and opinions from men and convey them (in detail) to the hearts and minds of women of color. By the way, did you know that 50% of black women in the US are single? DAMN FOR REAL….?

As a critic, the book is short and to the point. It is well written and well edited. The 14 chapters help outline and order the path or plight men vs women go through on a daily bases. Seldom have I read a book from cover to cover in such a short time (most of the time I’m too damn bored). It is my belief that this book can and will be the perfect platform for establishing a meaningful dialog between “the black relationship”. Men…this book will help you learn why black women don’t like to trust men with their lives; it will give you some insight into where the term “Independent Woman” derived its origin from. Women, after reading this book you will either dismiss it as being overly exaggerated or…you will learn why black men feel their homes are nothing more than pt.2 of a daily battlefield that carries over from each day. Hey, but don’t trust my expert critique…LOL…buy the book and tell me I’m wrong!

Milano Flascucci~

“Why Not Black Women?...A Report”
Published by Publish America (Baltimore)
Written by Dawn L. Bedingfield 2010
ISBN 978-1-4512-6994-9
Soft cover (96pgs) 6X9

***Dawn is a Atlanta based author and mother of 4 children. She is the author of several self-help books and poems…

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