Funnyman Steve Harvey penned his book “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” (HarperCollins) with ESSENCE contributing writer Denene Millner because he wanted to provide women with the ultimate playbook for dealing with men on their terms.
“What I used as the research for my book was players. I’m friends with CEO’s and I’m friends with CON’s. It’s not a clinical study, because once you ask a man a clinical question, we give you a clinical answer,” shares Harvey.
Harvey’s new book covers everything from why men cheat to how to get the wedding ring. Much like the advice he gives on the popular “Strawberry Letter” segment on his radio show, his book offers readers the real deal about the differences between the sexes and how to bridge them for a mutually rewarding partnership.
Harvey is very upfront about his qualifications to dole out relationship advice.
“Look, I’m not a relationships expert. I’ve been married three times. What I am an expert on is manhood. So I’m an expert on men and how men think, and this book is about how men think,” says the actor and comedian.
Harvey has spent over 20 years making people laugh in his stand-up comedy appearances on the small and big screen and as a top-rated radio talk-show host. Here, he takes a moment to pose with the cast and producers at the premiere of Spike Lee’s film “The Original Kings of Comedy” in Hollywood back in 2000. Shown are, from left, producer Walter Latham, Cedric “The Entertainer”, Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney, Harvey, Spike Lee and D.L. Hughley.
For the ESSENCE June 2008 Father’s Day tribute, Harvey posed for this touching portrait with his children at his Atlanta home.
“The greatest thing that’s ever happened to me is the union of this family,” he says.
Harvey’s jokes are always grounded in wisdom and reality. His new book, “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” (Harper Collins) is filled with practical principles, rules and tips, and illustrated with humorous and warmhearted anecdotes from Harvey’s life.