We were fortuante enough to talk ish with Author & Boxer…Contrelle Wright!!! Contrelle is actually a professional boxer turned author who just recently published his first book called, “How To Make A Man Happy”. From the looks of the title, we just had to find out more about the book and its author. Lets get to know Contrelle…
3 Voices: Introduce yourself to the world. Let the people know who Contrelle is and what Contrelle does.
Contrelle: My name is Contrelle Wright. I’m from Chicago…grew up in the projects. My mom was on Section 8…I been in the system, most of my whole life. I come from a one parent household; my mother took care of myself and four siblings. We lived in a low income housing, my mother also received government assistance. This how I want to change the cycle…I’m a professional boxer. I have been boxing for 17 years going on 18 years…I have been traveling the world since I was 10 years old. My professional record as a amateur is 90 fights, 7 loses and 54 knockouts. I’ve been on reality shows…I’ve been on TV shows. I’ve done a lot of things in life that has gotten me to this stage for me to settle down and just be a family man.
3 Voices: What inspired you to become an author?
Contrelle: When I moved to Texas, I came from Chicago and finally got my life together with my son and my wife. What made me want to write is due to my upbringings…I had been searching for love my whole life. Because I was searching, I went through several relationships with women never understanding me. And I felt like the average female in my generation experienced growing up in that single parent household as well in the Chicago area. They seem materialistic…peer pressure growing up in my community caused them to grow up focusing from the internal to the external.
3 Voices: When did you first begin to write?
Contrelle: My generation, [as far as] the men now is not what it was like 50 or 60 years old. I wanted to give women a better understanding of what type of man they’re dealing with because back then it was more discipline, you had more men in their kids’ life showing them what a family foundation was. And now, in my generation we don’t have that. We have our mothers raising us. A lot of women think they run across a bad man…he’s not a good person, but they have to understand is he don’t mean no harm, everybody has a role model in their life. And if you’re growing up around negative things, that’s how you gonna become. So when you dating this negative man, you not just dating him, you dating him and every negative man that came in his life. And vice versa with a positive man. So I wanna give women a better understanding with what type of man they’re dealing with and a lot of things that a woman [needs to know] too, that a man only do what a woman allow them to do. So we have both sides, men and women, to check ourselves and correct ourselves because if we don’t, we gone be by ourselves.
3 Voices: Tell us about your latest book, “How To Keep A Man Happy”. What was your inspired you to write “How To Keep A Man Happy”?
Contrelle: Well…how I came about it is one day a young girl was on Facebook one day and inbox me. She was saying “Contrelle, I’ve been following you for a long time, you have a impact on me and I know you have one on a lot of people,” because how I post my status and everything is positive. And she said I should write a book. She [also stated] that she is a single woman and she know all the things that keep a man happy but somehow she keep falling short…that’s when I came up with the title, How To Keep A Man Happy. I told her that day forth that I’m going to stick with it, I’m going to write it. One of the major topics in my book is, Let A Man Lead. A lot of women don’t understand the difference between a real man and a weak man. A real man doesn’t care about how much you have, we meant to lead. A lot of women coming from a strong background as far as a strong mother or a strong father showing them that they don’t need no man for anything and programming this way but they have to understand it’s okay but when they have another person come into their life, another significant other coming into their life, it’s not about them anymore…it’s about the both of them. They have to grow together. I feel like a lot more women are more professional than men are now. A lot of these women deal with weak men…they program themselves to think they can control men. So when a good man do come across them, they don’t know how to deal with it because they so use to controlling a man and they not letting this man take their position. A lot of men need to read this book too because when a woman lets you take this position as leading, you have to know what it mean. A lot of men think it’s about controlling her life, do this and do that…No, it’s not about that. It’s about compromising, going together and understanding each other. Don’t go out and make a decision without each other, you have to make a decision together.
3 Voices: In your opinion, what are three things you believe a makes a man happy?
Contrelle: LOL…but really, understanding, loyalty, and always let us be us. A lot of young men out here living in a lie and when I say living in a lie I mean by portraying their character by pretending to be someone they’re not. Because of that, you have these young men out here selling drugs, posted on the block to keep this appearance going because a lot of women give those guys the attention and make them feel this is right, when it’s not right. I was caught up in all that at one point in time in my life with selling drugs and doing things because I liked that attention. I talked about my life in the book…about me becoming a better man, and I explain everything.
3 Voices: Would you possibly be interested in turning the book into a movie in the near future?
Contrelle: Of course, because I break down different men in my book. I break down a Wise Men, Emotional Men, Woman Beaters…everyone has a different chapter. A wise person did tell me that I could turn my book into a movie.
3 Voices: What’s next for you? Are there any exclusives you can share with us?
Contrelle: I released it to the world on Amazon, I’ll be on radio stations. I’ll be speaking about my book on September 25th in New York, they want me to come down to the radio station. My book has been talked about in Spain, Switzerland, Canada and of course the US. Like I said, everybody will be able to relate to this book and I put a YouTube up talking about the book. I also want the women to know…don’t judge a book by it’s cover, it’s not bashing women…I’m not telling you to do crazy things, you can actually read this book with your husband/boyfriend because men already don’t open up as it is. So I break this book down so that you and your husband /boyfriend/ significant other can compromise with each other and can say, “Do I make you feel this way?” or “Yeah, you make me feel this way.” Men aren’t that complicated…we not, we’re just misunderstood.
3 Voices: Will you be getting back in the ring anytime soon?
Contrelle: A lot of people been asking about me, a lot of close friends are like, “man, when you gone get back in the ring?” because they know I’m so good at it. But like I told them, right now I’m just doing God’s work. God wanted me to get this message out here to try to change this generation…try to save this generation. But of course, Ima make my way back to the ring in due time, I just wanna get everything set up with my book and let people know who I am. I am a author but most definitely I’m making my way back to the ring real, real soon but right now I just wanna focus on my book because everyone keep telling me it’s a great book. It’s something new…the book is something new coming from a young man.
3 Voices: How can the people reach out to you on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and etc.?
Contrelle: My Twitter is @prettyboytrelle. I just started a new page on Facebook that is Trelle Wright. My Instagram page I just also started is @how_to_keep_a_man_happy.
And there you have it! You heard it all from Contrelle Wright himself! Be sure to purchase a copy or two of Contrelle Wright’s new book, How To Keep A Man Happy on Amazon. Much success to you Contrelle and keep in touch!
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