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About Hill Harper

Hill Harper is an award-winning actor, best-selling author and philanthropist. Harper starred on the CBS TV drama CSI: NY from 2004 to 2013. He most recently starred on USA Network’s “Covert Affairs” and returned to CBS as Agent Boyle in the new drama “Limitless”. He can also be seen co-starring alongside Will Smith in Sony Pictures release of CONCUSSION due in theaters Christmas Day, 2015. Harper is the author of four New York Times best-sellers and has earned seven NAACP Image Awards for his writing and acting. Harper is founder of the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, dedicated to empowering underserved youth through mentorship, scholarship, and grant programs.

Harper graduated magna cum laude as valedictorian of his department with a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School. He also holds a master’s degree with honors from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and has Honorary Doctoral Degrees from Winston-Salem State University, Cheyney University, Westfield State College, Tougaloo College, Dillard University, LeMoyne-Owen College and Howard University. Harper travels frequently as a motivational speaker, addressing a wide range of audiences, including youth, adults, couples, and business leaders.

In 2014, People Magazine named him one of their Sexiest Men Alive.

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Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny

Offering inspirational advice in a down-to-earth style, this unique compilation of letters provides wisdom, guidance, and heartfelt insight to help the reader chart their own path to success. Based on the author’s motivational speaking at inner-city schools across the country, the letters deal with the tough issues that face young people today.

Bombarded with messages from music and the media, Harper set out to dispel the stereotypical image of success that young people receive today and instead emphasizes alternative views of what it truly means to be a successful male, such as educational and community achievements and self-respect. Intended to provide this frequently regarded “lost generation” of young men with words of encouragement and guidance, Harper’s deep-rooted passion regarding the plight of today’s youth drove him to write this book, sure to change the lives of readers for years to come.
Letters to a Young Sister: DeFINE Your Destiny

Does life sometimes seem so much harder for girls?
Do you ever feel insecure, pressured, or confused?
Do you wish you had someone to give you honest advice on topics like boys, school, family, and pursuing your dreams?
Do you want to make a positive impact on the world, but don't even know how to begin?

In the follow-up to his award winning national bestseller, Letters to a Young Brother, actor and star of CSI: NY shares powerful wisdom for young women everywhere, drawing on the courageous advice of the female role models who transformed his life.

Letters to a Young Sister unfolds as a series of letters written by older brother Hill to a universal young sister. She's up against the same challenges as every young woman: from relating to her parents and dealing with peer pressure, to juggling schoolwork and crushes and keeping faith in the face of heartache. Hill offers guidance, encouragement, personal stories, and asks his female friends to help answer some truly tough questions. Every young sister needs to know that it's okay to dream big and to deFINE her own destiny. This is a book that will educate, uplift and inspire.

Including original contributions from Michelle Obama, Angela Basset, Ciara, Tatyana Ali, Eve, Malinda Williams, Kim Porter and many more.
The Conversation: How Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships

The Conversation by Hill Harper is deeply reflective and honest. The author's ability to discuss his own faults regarding relationships with raw and unflinching candor is impressive. His sincerity should move readers to hold up the mirror, evaluate the health of their own relationships, or assess why they may be unsuccessful in establishing new relationships. Readers seeking inspiration might also enjoy the quotes from other notable celebrities at the beginning of each chapter in this book.

Since the author is unmarried and admits that he has failed in his attempts to commit, many may question his level of expertise on the subject of building loving and trusting Black relationships. To allay these concerns, the author relies on the experiences and opinions of others who enjoy healthy relationships and marriages. He also includes in his writing statistical findings and research from a few reputable sources to support his hypotheses on the state of Black male and female relationships. Readers should however, bear in mind that while the writing is eloquent and captivating, the author is not a professional counselor and The Conversation does not present scientific strategies for managing Black male/female relationships. Readers seeking more impact solutions for repairing strained relationships should seek advice from professional counselors.
The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place

Hill Harper is uniquely poised to guide readers through tough times and offers best selling advice for reaping the rewards of a truly happy life. With The Wealth Cure, he does more than that: He presents a revolutionary new definition of wealth; motivating readers to not only build financial security but to achieve wealth in every aspect of their lives.

Applying a parable approach, Harper instills practical nuts-and-bolts explanations for laying a sound financial foundation and also focuses on how to recognize the worth of your relationships and increase the value of your interactions with the people in your life.

Drawing on personal recollections and true stories from family and friends, Harper has created an inspiring guide. Readers will begin to see money as energy and a freedom for following their passions. Far from a get-rich-quick primer, The Wealth Cure brims with inspired wisdom for building a lasting bounty from the experiences, loved ones, and achievements that really matter.
Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones

A compelling, important addition to Hill Harper’s best selling series, inspired by the numerous young inmates who write to him seeking guidance.

After the publication of the best selling Letters to a Young Brother, accomplished actor and speaker Hill Harper began to receive an increasing number of moving letters from inmates who yearned for a connection with a successful role model. With disturbing statistics on African-American incarceration on his mind (one in six black men were incarcerated as of 2001, and one in three can now expect to go to prison some time in their lifetimes), Harper set out to address the specific needs of inmates.

A powerful message from the heart, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother provides advice and inspiration in the face of despair along with encouraging words for restoring a sense of self-worth. As the founder of Manifest Your Destiny, a nonprofit outreach program for at-risk teens, Harper has seen firsthand the trans formative effect of mentorship and the power of a positive role model. This latest addition to Hill Harper’s Letters series delivers visionary, compassionate responses to the real-life circumstances of inmates. As with the other Letters books, Harper includes moving contributions from top educators, activists, thought leaders, and entertainers. Uplifting and insightful, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother provides the hope and inspiration inmates and their families need.