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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (68 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shirley Strawberry, Lyah Beth LeFlore Narrator: Shirley Strawberry Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9780307914477
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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. Whether the topic is cheating boyfriends, crazy mothers-in-law, job troubles, or money problems, Shirley’s girlfriend-next-door honesty has made the Strawberry Letters segment of the show a huge hit. 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!

As a single parent and a woman willing to let Mr. Right find her, Shirley’s been there and done that—and she’s got hard-won lessons to share. In this call to action to help women look at their lives with a candid eye, she tackles the issues her fans want to hear about:
 
• 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 that provide welcome advice on the run, and helpful suggestions for drama-stuck girlfriends, this book offers a simple message of strength: a challenge to love yourself and your life!


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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • Only a woman who lives life with purpose and divine revelation can inspire people through her advice,  and that is Shirley. "
  • —Tyler Perry, Writer/Director/Producer
  • 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”
  • Shirley Strawberry brings a unique blend of experiential wisdom and compassionate insight wrapped in a package of dialogue that is painfully honest and joyfully helpful.   Shirley Strawberry has that rare spiritual ability to “speak the truth in love” while making you laugh at the same time.”
  • - Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, Faithful Central Bible Church, Los Angeles
  • Shirley's book provides valuable insight into the dynamics of how to build a great relationship, repair broken relationships, and abandon oppressive relationships. Her advice should be followed by all who seek real love."
  • - Judge Greg Mathis, host of “The Judge Mathis Show”
  • The Strawberry Letter is the best thing that Shirley could’ve ever done for my life.  After I read this book and took that real talk, with that real advice, I’m no longer bitter…I’m sexy now! She’s the Oprah of radio!”
  • Insightful, authentic and loving are just a few words that come to mind when I think of Shirley Strawberry. She's wise beyond her years and has the gift of connecting with her audience regardless of their age or circumstance. In this book, she speaks from the heart and gives honest, non-judgmental straight talk to her readers.”
  • -  Wendy Raquel Robinson, actress, “The Game”
  • Shirley Strawberry is a real sister-girlfriend who tells you what you need to know, even when it’s not what you want to know.”
  • - Terri J. Vaughn, actress, “Meet the Browns”
  • “Only a woman who lives life with purpose and divine revelation can inspire people through her advice,  and that is Shirley.”

    Tyler Perry

  • --Sheryl Underwood, comedienne and president of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
  • Every woman in any relationship, good or bad, should read this book, and then buy one for her significant other. This is not the Bible, but Shirley has certainly provided words to live by.   "
  • - George Wallace, comedian

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aisha Frazier-tarpley | 8/21/2013

    " It's a great book...if your single "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vi Louise | 6/1/2013

    " If you like her on the Steve Harvey Morning Show, you will love her reading of her first book. It's just down to earth, good, logical advice from her personal experiences. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim Sampson | 10/9/2012

    " An interesting and thought provoking read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Weidinger | 12/21/2011

    " bitter is not beautiful, a poison ingested. Choose beauty and faith. "

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About the Author

Shirley Strawberry is the co-host of the #1 urban radio morning show The Steve Harvey Morning Show. Steve Harvey has said 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.