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April 09, 2013


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Mike Greenberg is brilliant, creative and talented. He spoke to his wife Stacy and two of her friends, Elaine and Sarah and he is amazing.


Greenberg definitely seems like a guy's guy in the video--just his body language of stretched out legs and big gestures says "guy." But he must also be a good listener and observer to be get the woman nuances and understand human nature since some emotions are universal.

Melissa A

I know the story is connected to one of Jane Green's friends, who also inspired her novel "Promises to Keep." It sounds really good!


He sought the input of three females to write the book, his wife, Stacy, and friends, Elaine and Sarah.


I can't wait to read this book. Female friendships can be complicated, but, as Mike says, "when it really matters...women are there for each other." He's obviously very observant and listens with a keen ear to women's conversations. He also cares about friendship. He mentions the "voices" that helped him being his wife, Stacy, and friends, Elaine and Sarah.


Mike used the voices of the three women in his life...His wife, his two good friends. This books sounds great and can't wait to read it!


Mike Greenberg has written a book that is unusual dealing with women and their relationships with each other. By having the sensitivity and listening to his wife, Stacy and friends Elaine and Sarah he was able to succeed.

Catherine K (@cathyincanada)

Supportive wife and friends to help him write the book... but they didn't get a by-line. :-)


Mike sought the help of 3 test readers to refine the voices of the 3 women in his book. Now why didn't I think of that?


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