Don’t Waste Your Pretty is the much-anticipated dating and relationships manifesto from author, life coach and award-winning blogger Demetria L. Lucas. Demetria has interviewed thousands of men, advised hundreds of clients, and answered more than 38,000 dating and relationship queries on her popular Ask.Fm page, where real women submit anonymous questions and receive profeDon’t Waste Your Pretty is the much-anticipated dating and relationships manifesto from author, life coach and award-winning blogger Demetria L. Lucas. Demetria has interviewed thousands of men, advised hundreds of clients, and answered more than 38,000 dating and relationship queries on her popular Ask.Fm page, where real women submit anonymous questions and receive professional advice — for free! Demetria’s latest advice guide is a compilation of popular questions asked by clients and readers. Lucas delivers the advice in a knowledgeable and blunt manner, quickly solving dating and relationships dilemmas....
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don t waste your pretty the go to guide for making smarter decisions in life love Reviews
Meh. I think Lucas's writing is solid. She has a voice that's brutally honest and very bottom line. However, the book is heavy on [edit: not just heavy, ALL] Q & A and by page 200 that gets tiring to read in book form. Spotted a few typos throughout the book -- that's no fun. Props to the fact that it was organized by relationships conundrum. I'll say this, if you're in your 20s -- you might benefit from the sage advice. Over 30, save the coins from buying this books and get a drink with your good girlfriends or call your mom (or somebody's honest mom) and figure it out.
I used to read Demetria Lucas' monthly columns in Essence Magazine. From there, I followed her social media. I enjoyed her work and was excited to read her last look A Belle in Brooklyn. I don't recall why (I am certain I reviewed it on here) but I did not like the book. After that, I stopped keeping up with her. Meaning if I saw a Tweet on Twitter or a picture on Instagram, I would read/look at it, but I rarely sought out her work. I knew from Twitter that she answered relationship questions via Ask.FM, but while some of the questions seemed interesting I just did not have the time to go sorting through them. I also was on a reality show hiatus when Blood, Sweat and Heels premiered and so, I missed that as well.I say (type) all of this to announce that I am back as a fan of Lucas' work. I really enjoyed this book. It is the book that I wish I had when I was dating. Boy, I could have saved myself a lot of drama. I was not even finished reading the book when two girlfriends relayed relationship drama and I begged them to buy this book. The book is geared more so to single and dating women, but there are aspects that pertain to engaged women (such as myself) and married women. What I love the most is that before Lucas started doling out relationship advice she actually became certified. The book is mostly in question and answer format. So, she really just took from the Ask.FM website and formatted all of the questions into a book with short excerpts preceding the questions, but it is still a good read. The questions are answered in a clear cut manner and I was surprised that I did not disagree with any of her advice. Not once and that is rare for me. I did not give her the side eye once. This is no Steve Harvey Think Like a Man...this is a great relationship book by someone who obviously knows her stuff. She even includes questions that felt confrontational as if the person asking doubted her advice. One reader even had the nerve to dip into Lucas' personal business, but Lucas was definitely professional in rendering her advice. I applaud her and while I'm still staying away from reality shows, I may check Blood, Sweat and Heels out only because Lucas is on it. This is definitely a good read!
I enjoy Demetria's writing, but as other readers have mentioned, I would have preferred the question-answer format to be omitted. Even still, she has good information and quotes within her book. Looking forward to seeing what she has next.
Just as other have said I didn't prefer the format of the book. I felt like I was just reading her ask.fm page which I can do online every now and then for free. She is a good writer and she provides solid advice, but the format was a distraction.
Good advice...quick readIt's like listening to call in radio! I love the format of Q&A. I was entertained and I walked away with some good advice in all aspects of dating and relationships.
I felt she gave great advice, like she did in "A Belle in Brooklyn". I just prefer her story telling than the Q & A style of this book.
I must say...I enjoyed A Belle in Brooklyn MUCH better. I didn't enjoy the Q&A format. As for the advice applicable to me...It was sound.
Disappointing. And I LOVE Demetria's writing. The format of this book does serious damage to how the messages are received.
Good advice offered on how to separate finances and petty behavior in relationships which relates to principles one should practice in all areas of life.