Tyrese Gibson, multiplatinum R&B singer and movie star, and Rev Run of Run DMC and star of Run’s House present a bold , honest, and uncensored loo k into the male mind.
Tyrese and Rev are unlikely best friends—Rev is married with six kids and Tyrese is a single dad still hesitant to settle down. But after an unexpected disagreement in which Rev insisted that marriage is forever, and Tyrese pushed that you could bail when the sex went bad, the two decided not just to agree to disagree but to team up and open their debate to a larger audience. Even though they’re at different points in their journeys, both have clear insights on what it takes to make a relationship work and what can sink it instantly.
Manology is a guide to regaining your relationship confidence and weeding out the cheaters, MANipulators, and pimps from the good men. Just follow Tyrese and Rev’s advice and finally understand the reasons behind your man’s actions. Some men’s behavior can’t be changed, but it’s better to face the truth. No matter how painful or distressing that truth might be, if you know it, you can confront it and move past it. Tyrese and Rev acknowledge that it can be difficult for men to open up, but they present real strategies for men and women to have honest and open discussions about relationship expectations.
With Rev’s hard-earned knowledge on what it takes to make a marriage work, and Tyrese’s sometimes uncomfortable but always straight talk on the single man’s mind-set, Manology is your one true source of knowledge to help you take control of your love life and truly understand your man.
Presumably written straight-faced with the stated goal of helping women better understand the men in their lives, actor/model/musician Gibson (How to Get Out of Your Own Way) and former rapper Rev Run (Take Back Your Family) team up to offer alternating and in some cases opposing insights into the hows and whys of the less-fair sex. But the Socratic dialogues this is not. Gibson blurts out bewilderingly shallow excuses for cheating (to wit: "it's not the worst thing in the world.... It's much worse to have to nurse your spouse through a serious sickness"), advises women to wait a good six months before sharing emotions with a partner, cautions them to be wary of overly religious suitors preachers in particular ("hey could read Humpty Dumpty' to you and make it sound like the greatest novel ever") and offers plenty more absurd advice tempered with generous helpings of ego. If that isn't enough to deter women from mastering manology, the incessant suffixing of "MAN "to perfectly serviceable words (e.g., "MAN-tored" for, we assume, "mentored") should do the trick. Tyrese's tirades give Rev Run plenty of softballs to lob back as he closes each chapter with common sense and some reasonable recommendations, but it's not enough to save this disconcerting MAN-scapade.