A sigh and a moan. That’s the reaction I felt when I read Kaneisha Grayson’s newly released virgin title, Be Your Own Boyfriend (BYOB). Grayson’s long-anticipated book has been described by her as a self-love manifesto. She is all about sharing information that she culled from being a relationship blogger and a former relationship addict. The book offers the peeled-back truth for female readers in particular – sometimes they have to fly solo because Prince Charming is either held up in traffic or caught up in something that hinders him from riding by to swoop her off her feet. She delivers the cold hard truth; which is that in some cases he might not make it. Yet, she is not cynical or discouraging. The reader will find her book very affirming and generous in detail.
Grayson shares some specific ideas, strategies, and practices that can help a female maximize her down time and find true fulfillment.
In the 230+ pages, she shares that no one is guaranteed that bling ring or the promise of it may be held up until some unforeseen date. She shares that this is not problematic. She has found out how much life offers for the satisfied single, and she wants everyone to know what she discovered. She said one can unleash their sexy, make a decision to be happy, and change one’s life. Her three sections are similarly named.
The well-organized book has engaging chapter titles which are broken into some daring and glaring subtitles. BYOB expert advice from notable relationship gurus gives her own information a well-rounded boost. Self-love principles from Grayson accompany each chapter. My favorite is number 35, which comes toward the end of the book. This and others are re-capped in numerical order at the end of the book. I think rehashing this information is a brilliant move on her part.
My favorite part is the yummy Kaneisha Confessionals. One in particular crops up in chapter 6 where she shares information about her sexiest spot. It’s not on her body, but I can’t say more…
The self-love insights that she credits to other contributors to her project are fantastically derived and beautifully delivered.
In the chapter titled, Protect Your Sexy Self, she offers advice that is sound and perhaps life-saving. They reek of wisdom and common sense.
The writing style is so conversational, I felt like I was sitting in her presence over a period of hours and listening to her talk in an organized and sensible fashion.
Readers will purr, growl, blush, and sigh when reading Be Your Own Boyfriend. Some will do even more than that – but I’m not telling.
Whether in a relationship or not, female or not; you should read this book. This wondrously accessible book is suffused with insight. It is a timely thing of beauty and excellence.