Comic/ radio D.J. and now best-selling author, Steve Harvey, is getting mucho attention on his promotional tour for his relationship book, “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, And Commitment.” Women everywhere are talking about this book.
Harvey was on “Oprah” Monday, March 23, his second appearance in less than a month. If you missed the TV show, you can get a taste of Harvey’s book and love advice on Oprah’s website. Like most of these advice and self-help books, Harvey’s take on how women should deal with men isn’t really new. It’s the witty, straight-on way Harvey dishes out his recommendations that’s fresh and interesting.
For example, he says the four words that strike fear into men are, “we need to talk.” According to Harvey’s book: “No man wants to sit around gabbing with you like we’re one of your girlfriends. Ever. It’s just not in our DNA to lounge around, sip coffee, and dab at our eyes with tissue as if we’re in an AA meeting or on some psychologist’s couch trying to get things off our chest. When men are talking, and especially when they’re listening, it’s with purpose.” Hmm, I prefer to cut to the chase myself and I’m of the female persuasion. No matter, Harvey is telling it like it is from the male perspective and women are loving it.
“Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” debuted at the top of the New York Times Hardcover Advice Book List the week of February 9, 2009. Several weeks later, Harvey’s book is still smoking at number one on that list. Over at the Barnes & Noble website today, “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” is number three; it’s number two on Amazon.
Harvey has been kicking around the entertainment biz as a comedian for some time. He toured as a member of “Kings of Comedy” and later appeared in the Spike Lee movie, “The Original Kings of Comedy” (2000). Right now, Harvey is getting a lot of kudos for his popular nationally syndicated “The Steve Harvey Morning Show.” It reportedly has almost seven million listeners weekly on more than 60 stations nationwide. In the Southland, the Hip Hop and R&B station The Beat, at 93.5 FM in Redondo Beach, carries “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” from 6 AM to 10 AM.