Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ramen Noodle Soup: Hoes, Souls and Need-to-Knows

#BlackInTheCity was forwarded a very, um...interesting eBook earlier this week and I just can't wait to tell you what I thought about it...

Ramen Noodle Soup for the Soul's author Nova Giovanni has composed what I like to call a commentary-based guide book for modern, dare I say, sexually freed women (and a chapter or two for men) who are exploring their real-life possibilities in relationships, social media, expression and family values.   

Although the title plays on the very popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series this ebook isn't a compilation of short stories and recollections but instead all of the tips and ideas are Novas' own.  

Ramen Noodle is more real than Steve Harvey's bestseller, Act like a Lady, Think like a Man which is immediately conveyed in the table of contexts...chapter titles include 10 Reasons Why You'll Never Be Wifey, 10 Reasons Why I'm Cheating On You, Dora the Explorer is Ruining Our Children! and The Secret Science to Spotting A Slut safe to say this book isn't for the shamed, light at heart and those that are easily offended.

Ramen Noodle is about 20 pages of insight, reality and most noticeably, comedy.  Nova goes as far as calling R. Kelly a wise man and stands behind his how-to chapter devoted to turning a hoe into a housewife saying "You may need to tell her to cut ff all communication with her mother ... If she doesn't, she isn't serious about converting from her hoe ways to the straight path." I often times found it hard to detect whether Nova was kinda joking around being sarcastic or whether he was using reverse psychology to convince men that, although a little on the bitter side, he's all for defining the female psyche.  He clues his male reader into methods to manipulating the minds of hoodrats, whores and winches to thinking like queens, mothers and reputable relationship members.

 Its an hilarious read that, and this may kick me in the arse later on, I completely identified with.

#BlackInTheCity has done a few reviews in the past and I always love tying the relevance to the black community or the female community ... in this case I think this book would be highly influential for the growing community of black women who are trying to change their lives and focus more on getting out of the   materialistic constructs of society.  In the hands of the proper reader it can be an amazing learning opportunity when it comes to finding out what hood (sym. ghetto) guys think about hood women (synonym hoodrats, chicken heads, hoes and sluts) who sometimes, just don't know any better...and vice versa, because women need to know how to deal with male sluts too.

Disclaimer: the term hoodrats, hoes and sluts can be used to define any male or woman having the traits of such, it is NOT race specific to black people. 

There you go... I say, READ IT! Tell me what you think.

  • To get a FREE COPY click the links below...


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