The Conversation by Hill Harper
How Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships

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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.

About Hill Harper

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HILL HARPER's bestsellers include The Conversation, which was an Essence Book Club pick; Letters to a Young Sister; and the award-winning Letters to a Young Brother. He stars in CSI: NY and holds degrees from Brown, Harvard, and the Kennedy School of Government. Harper lives in Los Angeles.
Published August 29, 2009 by Gotham. 300 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Romance, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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These young people are seeing the finished product, the result of years and years of work and struggle… I jokingly remind sisters that when Michelle met Barack, the car he was driving around in had a hole in the floor of the passenger’s side so big that you could see the street… People ten...

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