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Dedan Tolbert, editor of What Women Need To Knowâ€¦But Donâ€™t Want To Hear
Iâ€™m Dedan Tolbert, author of the award-winning novel The Love We Hadâ€¦, Ask Dedan-Sex, Dating, and Relationships- Volume I, What Women Need To Knowâ€¦But Donâ€™t Want To Hear, advice columnist for 25 magazines and the host of â€œThe Dedan Tolbert Showâ€, which airs weeknights at 9:00pm EST on The TB&D Radio Network. Listen live by calling 646-200-0366 or logging onto http://dedansplace.net.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write What Women Need To Know…?
Dedan Tolbert: My upcoming audio book What Women Need To Knowâ€¦But Donâ€™t Want To Hear will answer all of the tough questions women have about men, dating and relationships.
In this book, I donâ€™t pacify women by telling them exactly what they want to hear. Instead, I give them real talk answers that encourage self-examination and reflection that will often explain a lot about the uncomfortable circumstances they find themselves in.
JP: What prompted you to release What Women Need To Know… as an audio book?
DT: I receive hundreds of â€œAsk Dedanâ€ advice questions monthly from women from all over the world asking questions like why men cheat, why they donâ€™t commit, why they canâ€™t find and keep a good man and many others.
Unfortunately, much of the relationship advice currently being given doesnâ€™t touch on the real reasons men do the things they do.
Sometimes the truth hurts to hear which is why I decided to make it an audio book, so there would be no confusion about the message I was trying to convey.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to What Women Need To Know… getting out to the public?
DT: Based on the popularity of â€œThe Dedan Tolbert Showâ€, where we deal with just about every relationship topic possible, my international audience is anxiously awaiting the Valentines Day release of What Women Need To Knowâ€¦But Donâ€™t Want To Hear.
In a society where 70% of black women are single and 40% have never been married, people donâ€™t need sugarcoated advice that pacifies women by telling them exactly what they want to hear. They need someone whoâ€™s going to give them a little tough love and touch their souls.
Iâ€™m currently on a promotional tour to spread the word about this audio book thatâ€™s being called by many the realest advice anyone theyâ€™ve ever heard. For more information on me, please visit http://dedansplace.net or http://dedantolbert.com.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish What Women Need To Know…?
DT: Because this is an audio book, where Iâ€™m discussing dating and relationship topics that Iâ€™m very passionate about the recording process didnâ€™t take long at all. Many, if not all, of the content found in What Women Need To Knowâ€¦But Donâ€™t Want To Hear can also be heard weeknights at 9:00pm EST on â€œThe Dedan Tolbert Showâ€.
My goal with any advice I give is to not help women â€œthink like a manâ€ (which is impossible) but instead to help them understand how men think and why we do the things we do.
JP: What’s next for Dedan Tolbert?
DT: Currently, Iâ€™m preparing for the Valentines Day release of my new audio book, What Women Need To Knowâ€¦But Donâ€™t Want To Hear which will change the dating world as we know it. There isnâ€™t one relationship issue that I can think of thatâ€™s not covered in this book. Get your copy on Valentines Day exclusively at http://dedansplace.net.
In August, Iâ€™m expecting a huge response for the re-release of my award-winning novel, â€œThe Love We Hadâ€¦â€ Also, this upcoming year on â€œThe Dedan Tolbert Showâ€, I will continue to bring my listeners quality programming they wonâ€™t be able to find anywhere else in the country. Listen live weeknights at 9:00pm EST by calling 646-200-0366 or by logging onto http://dedansplace.net.
â€œThe Dedan Tolbert Showâ€ now has an international audience as has featured some of the nationâ€™s biggest celebrities like Nene Leakes from â€œThe Real Housewives of Atlantaâ€, Dru Hill, Jagged Edge, Syleena Johnson and platinum gospel group, Trin-I-Tee 5:7. The Love We Hadâ€¦ was named one of the top 10 books of 2006 by TheWritersInn.com and has become known as one of the best and most tragic love stories of all time.
Iâ€™ve also featured several of the worldâ€™s top best selling authors of urban fiction like, ZANE, Anna J, Miasha, J.L. King, Shannon Holmes , Kâ€™wan and many moreâ€¦Â â€œThe Dedan Tolbert Showâ€ is nominated for the AAMBC Award for Best Literary Talk Show. To vote for me, please send an email to email@example.com.
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