Interview with Pretty Tony

Pretty Tony offers an urban perspective to the age-old quest of men trying to understand women by first examining themselves with honesty. His first two novels, “Playaology” and “Playa Step Your Game Up” sent ripples throughout the community as his ‘keep it real’ street logic laid it bare. With “Who is she & What is she to you?,” Pretty Tony emerges as a seasoned street master decoding ultimate truths, bring hip hop flavor to the never ending questions men really have about women. He lends great insight from the mindset of a self professed “womanizer” with a perspective that is still relevant to everyday relationships.


(1) Tell us about the “who” in “Who is she & What is she to you?” Who is your book written for?

THE WHO IS OF COURSE WOMEN, IN GENERAL AND THE BOOK IS PRIMARILY AIMED AT MY BROTHERS OUT THERE IN THE WORLD.

(2) If you were to break down the book, is there a philosophy or a key insights that are shared?

THE BOOK IS BASED ON THE ‘PLAYAOLOGY’ PHILOSOPHY THAT PROMOTES A WAY OF LIFE THAT IS BASED ON COMMON SENSE AND CONSCIOUS THINKING TO ENABLE A GOOD AND PRODUCTIVE LIFE.

(3) Why do so many relationships seem to need “counseling”?

BECAUSE MOST OF US DON’T TAKE ENOUGH TIME TO DEAL WITH THE MAN/WOMAN IN THE MIRROR AND ALL OF THE ISSUES THAT WE’VE HAD OVER OUR LIFETIME, THEN WE GET INTO RELATIONSHIPS AND NOW WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH MORE ISSUES FROM OUR PARTNERS, AND EVERYONE INVOLVED IS TOO BUSY FRONTING.

(4) Are men missing something in being able to be involved in a relationship?

THATS A GOOD QUESTION THAT COULD HAVE SO MANY ANSWERS BUT I’LL ROLL WITH THIS, MOST MEN ARE EMOTIONALLY DETACHED AND HAVE A ”BETTER THEM THAN ME ” MENTALITY, SO WE NEVER TRULY PARTAKE IN FORMING THE BONDS OF LOVE NEEDED TO TRULY LET A RELATIONSHIP BLOSSOM, BEING IN THE STREETS, POPULAR CULTURE AND SINGLE PARENT HOMES HAVE HAD QUITE AN EFFECT ON US, AND SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE WE’VE LOST THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, WHEN IT COMES TO BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP OR EVEN LOOKING FOR WHAT WE WANT FROM OUR PARTNERS.

(5) What has been the feedback like for “Who is she & What is she to you”?

THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN POSITIVE BECAUSE THE BOOK IS SO REAL AND COMES ACROSS WITH RAW HONESTY, SO THAT ANYONE THAT READS IT CAN FEEL WHERE I’M COMING FROM AND THE FACT THAT ITS COMIN FROM A GENUINE PLAYA MAKES IT ALL THE MORE INTERESTING.

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