Highly-Anticipated Self-Help Book 'Pull Your Pants Up and be a man!'

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Pull Your Pants Up and be a man! The self-help book geared towards minority boys provides a nine-step approach to a goal-oriented life. Actor Malik Yoba (New York Undercover, Girlfriends, Why Did I Get Married?) dispenses practical knowledge and wisdom in the riveting foreword.

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The idea came out of what I observe daily; young men standing on street corners, seemingly without goals or direction. I believe if they are given practical things to do, and if they apply these things they would make positive changes in their life.

Pull Your Pants Up and be a man! Author Bernice Harris, a long time resident of the Chicago Englewood community says of her idea for the self-help book, "The idea came out of what I observe daily; young men standing on street corners, seemingly without goals or direction. I believe if they are given practical things to do, and if they apply these things they would make positive changes in their life."

Pull Your Pants Up and be a man! is a self-help book to inspire thought and change. It will benefit the young 13-year-old boy who may not be fully aware of the steps he should take in planning a good life. It will be equally beneficial to the 18-year-old who has wandered away from a life of decency and good judgments. Pull Your Pants Up covers: What kills a dream? How can you start to dream again? Is it too late for you? How important is education in reaching your goal? What is a family, and what role do you play in making it work? How are you related to your neighborhood? How do you show respect? What is the honest way to make money and save it?

About The Author

Bernice Harris is a long-time resident of the Chicago Englewood community, which has one of the highest crime rates in the city. Harris is very aware of the daily dangers that exist in that neighborhood, as well as other neighborhoods in the inner city. She has worked with teen runaways as well as with deaf youths through the Chicago Hearing Society. She has taught early childhood education in a corporate school owned by the former Secretary of Education, Lamar Alexander, and Bob Keeshan, better known as Captain Kangaroo. As a teacher for Corporate Child Care, Harris taught young children and later became a trainer for early childhood teachers and served on the Improved Child Care Management board. She was also a staff writer for the Collectors Bulletin, where she wrote a column for McDonald's toy collectors.

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