Who Is It Wednesday: Steve Harvey

I have a new addiction to Family Feud.  I loved the show as a kid when Richard Dawson was the host.  The families were funny and I was amused by him kissing everyone.  Steve Harvey puts a completely unique spin on the show and I can’t stop watching.  Now that TV Land has started airing the reruns, I can get my Feud fix everyday for a couple of hours.  I’m watching it now as I write this post.

I can’t say that I was a Harvey “fan” before my addiction set in. I never watched his television show, but I very much enjoyed “The Kings of Comedy”.  I didn’t read his book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man”, but I do listen to “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” every morning on my way to work.  I’ve always found him to be pretty funny.  I’ve watched him expand his brand and even though I don’t know him, I’ve been inexplicably proud of him.

With his latest book “Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success”, Harvey has become an inspirational speaker which makes sense because he has a very inspiring story.  Before he hit it big in comedy, he flunked out of college and held all sorts of jobs.  At one point he lived out of his car.  Before he found the love of his life, he went through two divorces.  After his first wave of success, he lost everything and had to completely rebuild his financial life.  Now Mr. Harvey has a successful morning radio show, two best-selling books, one of which was turned into a movie.  He has a clothing line, a new online dating site, and of course is the newest (and best) host of “Family Feud”.  He also sponsors a mentoring weekend for young boys and has partnered with Disney’s Dreamers’ Academy.

I am thankful for Steve Harvey.  His life is an incredibly inspiring example of the value of perseverance and hard work.

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