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An Extremely Important Thing A Woman Must Do

October 16th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

I may seem like the type of guy who has a lot of demands. Certainly I have already gained some notoriety for listing an unreasonable list of things women do to turn me off and those who have been reading me or know me personally may think I am too picky for my own good.

But on the contrary, I feel I don’t demand much from a woman. As a matter of fact, there’s only one thing I ask of any woman I am dating or with whom I am in a committed relationship. It’s simple, but it means the world to me. It costs her nothing, only a little bit of her time and patience.

Here it is.

Read . My. Work.

Read the drafts.

Read the final.

That being said, click on the links below to read two of my latest pieces I wrote for The Root and The Wall Street Journal’s new culture blog, Speakeasy.

“Bill Cosby’s New Rap Album”The Wall Street Journal

“Will Smith is No Frank Williams: An Interview with Michael Jai Parker aka Black Dynamite” The Root

Remember that and enjoy those.

Many thanks.

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  • Love Is Dope

    That was a really sweet moment in “Brown Sugar” when Taye Diggs’ character recited the first lines of Sanaa Lathan’s character’s first published article. Awwww. 🙂 Hubby reads everything I write.

  • Kandeezie

    Why haven’t I seen Brown Sugar. It’s on my list now.

  • Lilie

    haa “Brown Sugar”.. good movie, I’m friends with one of the main actors in that movie. She said it was a fun set. I could only imagine! Jozen, I would have loved to hear your input during that discussion with Bill Cosby. We’ll talk about it though. I on the other hand have mixed feelings.

  • caramelbutterfly

    Cute Jozen. Real cute!

  • E-Dub

    I think Cos was referencing the much rapped about “Illuminati” in his title “Cosnarati”. Anyway, great article. On the “Brown Sugar” tip, John Travolta was in a pretty good movie called “Phenomenon” where the woman love interest, a furniture maker, was choosing between men. Travolta ordered one of her handmade wicker chairs. She eventually chose the man who “bought her chair”. My friends and I who are writers, actors, etc, always pay attention to when a man respects what we do and love, or “buys our chair”…

  • Josh

    So true. I’ve run into issues with girls who chose not to read my work. My pieces are a part of me so to deny that is to , in part, deny me. Can’t rock with that.

  • Val

    I don’t think that’s too much to ask. partners should be supportive of each other. Nice work Jozen! 🙂

  • Kristin

    I completely agree. As an actress, and artist, if my guy isn’t at opening night, he’s not staying over any night.

  • Cicely

    I’ve been following your blog for a few weeks now and find it quite entertaining! And although that “list of turn offs” of yours did have me turning my nose up at a few things, your requirement that a partner read your work is a basic must. I’m a chemist, and any man who’ll read what I write about my work (or seem to care when I discuss it) is a true keeper…at least for a little while, anyway.

    Look forward to reading your next piece!

  • Nicole

    This is major for writers as a whole I believe. It’s the same as if someone was in a relationship with an athlete. How could you be married to a ball player, but never watch their game? It’s just not normal to share an interest in your partner’s passion. So, I appreciate this post. It’s a huge displeasure for me when my guy doesn’t read my work…

    [On to the next one]

  • Alisha

    Totally agree with you on that one. If you don’t know my writing, you don’t really know me.