The Strawberry Letter
Real Talk, Real Advice, Because Bitterness Isn't Sexy
By Shirley Strawberry
(One World/Ballantine, Paperback, 9780345525512, 192pp.)
Publication Date: February 14, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Listen up, ladies! Shirley Strawberry, co-host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, delivers more of the no-nonsense woman-to-woman straight talk her listeners have come to love. Shirley tells it like it is—from the heart. Now, in this uplifting motivational guide, she brings her vivacious, inspirational, and down-to-earth message to women everywhere: Get up, get out, and be the best you can be! This call to action helps women look at their lives with a candid eye and tackle such issues as:
• Love and Relationships: the highs and lows of dating, marriage, and breakups
• Family: the challenges of being a great mom
• Sisterhood: ways to get (and give) the support you need to stay sane
• Self: tips for overcoming low self-esteem and depression, and finding balance, faith, and acceptance
Full of motivating “Strawberry Tips,” personal stories, and helpful suggestions for drama-stuck girlfriends, this book encourages you to love yourself and your life!
Shirley Strawberry is the co-host of the #1 urban radio morning show The Steve Harvey Morning Show. Steve Harvey has said that she has “the best voice in radio.” Strawberry started her career in Chicago as co-host of The Doug Banks Show, then was offered a spot on The Beat, KKBT-FM, in Los Angeles. After Radio One purchased the station, she accepted the co-host position for Steve Harvey’s new local radio show, which was #1 from 2000 to 2005. The show later moved to New York City, becoming a #1 local show there before becoming nationally syndicated to more than sixty markets, with nearly eight million listeners.
Lyah Beth LeFlore was the writer for the national bestseller I Got Your Back: A Father and Son Keep It Real About Love, Fatherhood, Family, and Friendship, by Eddie and Gerald Levert, and is the author of the novels Last Night a DJ Saved My Life and Wildflowers and for the teen book series The Come Up. She has been a television producer and entertainment executive for more than a decade and has worked for Nickelodeon, Uptown Entertainment, Wolf Films, and Alan Haymon Productions.
“Only a woman who lives life with purpose and divine revelation can inspire people through her advice, and that is Shirley.”—Tyler Perry
“Shirley Strawberry is a sistah who has been there and conquered that. Her insightful advice on life, love, and relationships makes her book a must-read for anyone struggling with past hurts.”—Mo’Nique, Academy Award winner and host of The Mo’Nique Show
“Like that reliable friend who’s always there for you, [Strawberry’s] first book doesn’t disappoint.”—Essence
“Timely and on point with its meaningful messages and warm wisdom . . . This book offers advice with a heaping side of love.”—Los Angeles Sentinel
“Full of short gems that provide welcome advice on the run.”—New York Amsterdam News