1,000 pack bookstore to see comedian

January 29, 2009 8:49:41 PM PST
An estimated 1,500 people packed the Barnes and Noble store in Willow Grove. They all came to see comedian Steve Harvey. He's the host of a nationally syndicated radio show that reaches more that 7-million listeners.

"This is amazing. We started in New York, but so far, with 1,000 books sold, this is the biggest one yet. I mean, this is Philly," Harvey said.

He's promoting his new book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.

"I took all this stuff we talk about when we're by ourselves in the book, to teach women, to empower women about how men really are, so it can even out the playing field for them," Harvey said.

Harvey says nearly 98-percent of the people who write into his radio show are women and he hears the same questions over and over again.

"Why do men cheat is the number one question. Number two question is how can I get him to commit. I answer all these in the book," Harvey said.

"I'm looking for a good man so hopefully this will give me some pointers and plus, I wanted to see Steve Harvey," Sharon Johnson of Mt. Airy said.

The book sold out by 6:30 p.m. Thursday night at this Barnes and Noble and Action News is told other stores in the area are also sold out.

"My husband said 'look baby, leave around 5:00,' I said no way, there will be plenty of books left. I got here at 6:30 and there were no books," Tina Banks of Olney said.

But Tina, like many others, did get to see her favorite comedian.

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