A Guide To Tyrese And Rev Run’s New Book “Manology”

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, these two pros at love clear up exactly “what it takes to make a relationship work and what can sink it instantly.”

1. What is “Manology”?

2. It’s a book written by Reverend Run, who is “married with six kids.”

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You know him as Joseph Simmons, or Rev Run of Run-D.M.C.

3. He co-wrote the book with singer/actor Tyrese, “a single dad still hesitant to settle down.”

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They wrote it because they had “an unexpected disagreement in which Rev insisted that marriage is forever, and Tyrese pushed that you could bail when the sex went bad [so] the two decided not just to agree to disagree but to team up and open their debate to a larger audience.”

4. But why should you read it? In Tyrese’s words:

5. And in Rev Run’s words:

6. Also: It’s endorsed by Vin Diesel.

“The age old discussion of roles and expectations in the new world of relationships has a new blueprint: it’s called MANOLOGY.”

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7. La La and Carmello Anthony like it:

“This is not an ordinary book. The relationship insight on these MANOLOGY pages can’t be compared to anything out there. It is a true masterpiece.”

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8. Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is a fan:

“The streets are talking, MANOLOGY is a funny, engaging, and honest look at how we move as men that could have only come from Tyrese and Rev Run’s bond.”

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9. Quincy Jones says it made him think twice:

“Just make sure you’re ready, MANOLOGY will shed light on many uncomfortable things in your relationship.”

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10. Women like Sanaa Lathan like it:

“Ladies if you want to get to the bottom of what men are really thinking and feeling, than you need to check out MANOLOGY!”

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11. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter Bernice King was moved by it:

“MANOLOGY is a true story of insight, bold honesty, and redemption. Thank you to Rev Run and Tyrese for sharing it with us.”

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12. A protege of Oprah’s says she’s grateful for it:

“It has often been said that it takes a man to raise a man. With MANOLOGY Tyrese and Rev Run are proving another point; it takes men to tell women the truth about men. As a woman, I’m grateful for the insight. What a blessing!” says Iyanla Vanzant.

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13. Men of God approve:

“Secret truths about men: seek here and ye shall find! Read this triumph of a book and watch your relationship change!” says Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, DMin, PhD, Faithful Central Bible Church Los Angeles

14. So far, the book has limited reviews on Amazon:

15. People seem uninterested in advice like this:

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