It only takes one time for a man to be hurt before he turns bad. Unlike women, men… Well, let’s say men don’t have the recovery capabilities that women own. Darryl Cartier no longer wants to be wrong, but the choices made in the past force him into a new sense of understanding how it all works. As funny as it seems the one thing that can make a man get right’ could be the one thing that prevents true happiness. A Man’s State of Mind is a book that was written before its time. The author created the novella without realizing the book would be so relevant ten years later. The original goal was to simply write a book that dealt with Black women and their relationships with Black men. It is not the typical relationship novel that deals with, he say, she say.’ The book tackles issues with enough tact and care to make the storyline lighthearted and subtle in its approach to a serious topic. This is an important book that deserves attention and discussion.