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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Broderick Steven Harvey  

Pen Name: Steve Harvey

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1957 in Welch, West Virginia


Illinois Connection

Harvey moved to Chicago in the mid-’90s during his stint as morning radio host on WGCI-FM (107.5). Today, he lives there most of the year.

Biographical and Professional Information

Steve Harvey is an actor, comedian, entertainer, television/radio personality and best-selling author. He began doing stand-up comedy in the mid-1980s. His success as a stand-up comedian led to the WB’s hit show The Steve Harvey Show, which has won multiple NAACP Image Awards. He was featured in Spike Lee’s film The Original Kings of Comedy. In addition to his nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, Steve hosts a daily talk show on NBC, is the gameshow host for Family Feud and Celebrity Family Feud, and most recently NBC’s top rated new show, Little Big Shots. A philanthropist, he is the founder of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia and Chicago, Illinois.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man
ISBN: 0061728993

Amistad. 2010

This signed edition of Straight Talk has been specially bound by the publisher.

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man Movie Tie-in Edition: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment
ISBN: 0062190989

Amistad. 2012

Steve Harvey can’t count the number of impressive women he’s met over the years—women who can run a business, keep a household with three kids in tiptop shape, and chair a church group all at the same time. So when it comes to relationships, why can’t these women figure out what makes men tick? According to Steve, it’s because they’re asking other women for advice when they should be going directly to the source. In his indispensable relationship guide Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, now the basis for a major motion picture, Steve lets women inside the male mindset

introduces concepts such as the ninety-day rule

and reveals the five questions women should ask a potential partner to determine how serious he is.

Sometimes funny, sometimes direct, but always truthful, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is a book you must read if you want to understand how men think when it comes to relationships, intimacy, and love.

Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life's Riches
ISBN: 0062220330

Amistad. 2015

The talk show host stand-up comedian and philanthropist tells readers how to achieve their dreams by using the gift they already have which was bestowed on them by God and provides a roadmap to help them identify their gift acknowledge it perfect it and become successful with it 750 000 first printing


-- Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man

New York Times #1 Bestseller