‘Gentlewoman: Etiquette for a Lady, from a Gentleman’ is not your average self-help book. It is more of a self-love book with an exciting thrill to it. It is a profound manual to empower, enlighten and inform women about their power and essence. Gentlewoman is for all women with a story; for everyone striving to make sense of this journey called life.
Aside the author’s personal insight, Enitan included the perspectives of influential personalities like actress Meagan Good, author Hill Harper, artist Michelle Williams (of Destiny’s Child), and Pastor Jamal Bryant; thus providing a wider viewpoint about women.
Don’t give this book a skeptical side-eye because it was written by a gentleman. Bereola has this to say about that, “Don’t allow your ears to be impervious to my words because I’m a man…If a fellow handed you a million dollars, would you refuse it because it came from a bloke? A million dollars is still a million dollars, no matter who hands it to you. Its value won’t change because a man delivered it.”
Judging from the tone this book takes, it is clear that Bereola possesses both a sincere passion and compassion for women. Gentlewoman “brings to our attention many issues among women that he believes do have solutions, and the first step is to address the issues.” Without imposing this advice on his readers, Bereola simply states, “This book is a suggestion. This book is about honesty. Utilize this literature as a reflective piece to reveal what you want to improve upon and what you want to celebrate.”
I say, this book is a great suggestion and is a must read! Hence, if you’re looking for something productive to do, do invest in this piece of literature and take the time to read it. Savour the words and highlight the truths that hit home. Get ready to feel like the queen you were created to be. Even if you already view yourself as a queen, be reminded of why you are just that.