The Conversation - Hill Harper

The Conversation

By Hill Harper

  • Release Date: 2009-09-08
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 140 Ratings

Description

In his first book for adults, New York Times bestselling author Hill Harper invites you to join the Conversation: an honest dialogue about the breakdown of African-American relationships. For generations African Americans have turned to their families in times of need – but now, this proud and strong legacy is in peril. Black men and women have stopped communicating effectively and it threatens the very relationships and marriages necessary to sustain the Black family. Today, less than a third of Black children are being raised in two-parent households, a sharp decline from past generations. So, why is it so difficult for Black men and women to build long-term, loving and mutually beneficial relationships? What is happening in the community that makes it so hard for women and men to find their way to each other? And why are there so few people who manage to hold a marriage together, even after finding a person to love?

In his moving yet practical book, Hill Harper undertakes a journey both universal and deeply personal in search of answers to these questions. He has conversations with friends and strangers –married, single and divorced – and learns about their private struggles, emotional vulnerabilities, and real concerns, and begins to see common themes emerge. As his journey picks up momentum, Hill begins to recognize his own struggles in other people’s stories, and is encouraged to more deeply examine his own relationship issues.

Why does so much misinformation and mistrust exist between the sexes? Hill addresses the stereotypes that have developed in the Black community, in the hope that by addressing the challenges, Black men and women can find their way to common ground. The Conversation aims to open up the lines of communication, and offers inspiration to those who want to take control of this crisis and start building successful, sustainable relationships.

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Reviews

  • Great Read

    5
    By MiamiamiasaymynameOcho
    Common Sense with a Kick you in the Gut effect....Loved It!!!!
  • The Conversation

    5
    By Urslran
    A really great read. I found myself rereading part frequently. Definitely take your time to digest all that is said. A valuable tool which I am certain that will be revisited and share with my children.
  • Great Read

    5
    By Tom_Ford41
    This is a great book, really enlightening. Makes a lot of valid points. I decided to buy this book when I first heard about it on twitter from Chad Ochocinco, I then read the first chapter given to you and was immediately feeling it. I would recommend this book to any and everyone, it may help you in your current or future relationship.
  • Loved it! A necessary work

    5
    By Abetterme423
    This book was important for me to read and I didn't know why until I read it. The conversation speaks to the heart of our community with layers and texture. "The Conversation" has facilitated a thought process that has challenged my attitudes, actions and level of responsibility regarding the Black family. It charged me to peel off the layers of old perspective and gave me something substantial and solid to hold on to. Loved it!!!
  • dissappointed

    2
    By FATINA BEZEAR
    HONESTLY, MY SISTER RECOMMEDED THIS BOOK AND SINCE MY BOYFRIEND AND I ARE HAVING TROUBLE COMMUNICATING I FIGURED, WHY NOT. TO MY SURPRISED I WAS VERY DISSAPPOINTED. MOST OF WHAT HILL SAID I ALREADY KNEW. I FOUND MYSELF SKIPPING PAGES, CHAPTERS ETC. I WAS LOOKING FOR A LESSON OR SOMETHINGS TO THINK ABOUT INSTEAD I WAS LEFT THINKING " WHEN WILL I HIT THE AAAH HA MOMENT." I THINK THE BOOK IS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. WOMAN IN A RELATIONSHIP WHO ARE, AT ALL, CONCIOUS OF WHATS GOING ON DONT NEED TO WASTE THEIR MONEY. NOW IM READING STEVE HARVEY STRAIGHT TALK NO CHASER. SO FAR SO GOOD. I READ THINK LIKE A MAN ACT LIKE A WOMAN AND THOUGHT IT WAS PRETTY GOOD.
  • TheAMN2007

    5
    By TheAMN2007
    This was a terrific book everything in this book needed to be discussed badly among the black people. I'm glad for once the truth has finally come out about black relationships failure, and I've learned a lot from this book. I gladly say all black men and black women should read this book. Great job Hill Harper on keeping it real.
  • Great read

    4
    By Mrs. KashMoney2000
    Easy read. Definitely a good book that gets you thinking.
  • The Conversation

    5
    By Sharon Mencer
    This book is the most realistic writing I have read in a long time. Hill Harper kept it simple and to the point. He shared some awesome quotes, and life lessons that has opened my eyes to how I interact in my relationship. I plan to read this book several times in an attempt to store some of the points made in my memory bank so that I can refer to them in the time of need. Thanks Hill !!!!
  • Phenomenal!!!

    5
    By Petecbrian
    A must have for any collection. Real topics and great insite!
  • AMAZING!!

    5
    By SabrinaB33
    This book is insightful. The book opens your eyes to new things, in addition to topics that you can relate to. This book should be shared with everyone: single, dating, engaged, or married.
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