*If you have ever seen “Reno 911” or “The Soul Man”, then you are very familiar with Niecy Nash.
For years we’ve known her as a versatile actor and funny person, but now we know her as a writer/author. Nash recently celebrated the debut of her book, “It’s Hard to Fight Naked,” by having a private book signing in Beverly Hills on the roof of the luxurious Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel. Other than getting a signed copy of her new tome, her guests enjoyed drinks, delicious food and a special performance by singer/actress Brandy, who is also a friend of Niecy.
“It’s Hard to Fight Naked” is a how-to guide to helping women and men, find love based on issues that she has gone through to find the love of her life and husband Jay Tucker. During her interview with EURweb’s Lee Bailey, she spoke about a matchmaking party that she threw just so her friends would find the kind of love that she has. Nothing wrong with sharing the love, right? While there is no issue with that, she explained that the original title of the book “Stomach Full, Penis Empty: A Womans Guide to a Happy Marriage” lives in the words of chapter 3!
“I think that for many years we [women] have duped ourselves into thinking that the men in our lives were the ones who were really complicated. I think it’s the other way around, because we are emotional beings, and we come with so much extra regalia, and I think that men are very simple. I think that if you keep them fed and drained you don’t have a problem.”
Niecy has a point, ladies. In fact it seems that she has practiced this theory on her hubby many times without fail. She spoke of a little experiment she does with him if he wants to hang out with friends.
“I don’t care where my husband goes, but he gonna go on empty, I tell you that. And you can’t get that far on empty.”
Just in case you’re not exactly clear on what she means when she says, “he gonna go on empty,” put it this way, she’s not talking about his stomach.
This is not the first time a woman has had the thought that “draining” your man before he goes out is a good way to make sure he will not cheat. In all honesty, it’s better than trying to control and track his every move. We think that Niecy may be on to something, ladies. Matter of fact so does she, too. Most authors have a target audience for their piece of work. But according to Nash, her target audience is not exclusively women.
“I think that every man will read this book and then want to give it to any woman he is dealing with.”
It also seems that Niecy Nash’s book, “It’s Hard to Fight Naked,” isn’t the only current exciting moment in her life. The funny lady/actress exposed that she will be in a new HBO series that will begin airing in July called “Getting On” which she described as a “…dark comedy.” Also, the filming for season 2 of “The Soul Man” will begin this month not to mention her anniversary with her husband, Jay Tucker, at the end of May.
Niecy Nash may not have all the answers, but it’s clear she at least has an idea. Niecey loves love and just wants to help people find it.
“I don’t claim to be an expert on love. I’m just a woman who has experienced a lot of things and I want to share and hopefully my sharing will help make your situation better, because that’s the goal.”
“It’s Hard to Fight Naked” is in stores now. We say we give it a try. To be honest, Beyonce isn’t giving any suggestions, otherwise there wouldn’t be any single ladies telling the men to “Put a Ring On it.” Well ladies, Bey has her husband and so does Niecy, but she (Niecy) is the only one sharing ideas on how to get him and keep him.
“It’s Hard to Fight Naked” is in stores now and available at Amazon.com and other book sellers online.
Sharnece Thomas ([email protected]) is a writer/actress based in Pittsburgh, PA.
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